CMOS Imagers

CMOS Imagers

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The idea of writing a book on CMOS imaging has been brewing for several years. It was placed on a fast track after we agreed to organize a tutorial on CMOS sensors for the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2004). This tutorial defined the structure of the book, but as first time authors/editors, we had a lot to learn about the logistics of putting together information from multiple sources. Needless to say, it was a long road between the tutorial and the book, and it took more than a few months to complete. We hope that you will find our journey worthwhile and the collated information useful. The laboratories of the authors are located at many universities distributed around the world. Their unifying theme, however, is the advancement of knowledge for the development of systems for CMOS imaging and image processing. We hope that this book will highlight the ideas that have been pioneered by the authors, while providing a roadmap for new practitioners in this field to exploit exciting opportunities to integrate imaging and a€œsmartnessa€ on a single VLSI chip. The potential of these smart imaging systems is still unfulfilled. Hence, there is still plenty of research and development to be done.2colcds kT v C (5.30) column Since the noise remaining after CDS contains only thermal components, it can be reduced to a kT/C term. ... Since these factors can and do vary during the operation of the imager, the real reset voltage also varies.

Title:CMOS Imagers
Author:Orly Yadid-Pecht, Ralph Etienne-Cummings
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-08


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