MagnaChip Semiconductor recently launched two high-performance CMOS image sensors for the mobile phone camera market, the MC521EA and MC511EA. Samples of both image sensors are available now. The product is currently ramping to production. MagnaChip has a complete suite of demonstration systems and reference designs to support OEMs and integrators during product development.
The MC521EA chip is a 1/4″ optical format 2 megapixel (1600 x 1200) CMOS sensor with integrated advanced image processing, one time programmable, non-volatile memory enabling unique module serialization and calibration, a MIPI (Mobile Industry Process Interface) port and GPIOs, which can be used to support autofocus, as well as other camera functions. The MC521EA additionally features an on-board ARM7TDMI core that can be programmed with different algorithms for auto-function control.
The MC511EA chip is a 1/5″ optical format 1.3 megapixel (1280 x 1024) CMOS sensor that offers the same advanced image processing and control functions as the MC521EA and enables modules as small as 6x6x4mm. This small form factor, together with support for a single 2.8V power supply and low power consumption allows OEMs to address the substantial market requirement for slim and low cost industrial designs.