Low-power "smart" CMOS image sensors

Alexander Fish, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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Fast development of low-power miniature CMOS sensors triggers their penetration to various applications, such as bio-medical applications, digital still and video cameras, cellular phones, web and security cameras and many other applications. The advantages of CMOS imagers over conventional CCD sensors are the possibility in integration of all functions required for timing, exposure control, color processing, image enhancement, image compression, analog-to-digital (ADC) conversion on the same chip and low-power operation. However, although CMOS imagers naturally provide low-power dissipation, their wide utilization in various portable battery-operated devices generates an increased demand for more aggressive power reduction. This paper presents a "smart" image sensor architecture and reviews general considerations for power reduction in CMOS image sensors at all possible design levels - technology, device, circuit, logic, architecture, algorithm and system integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 18 May 200821 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310


Conference2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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