A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager

Fang Tang, Amine Bermak

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Abstract

A novel CMOS current-mediated imager (CMI) is presented with high output linearity. In the proposed structure, the pixel oper ates in triode region , instead of operating in saturation region for conventional currentmediated imagers . As a consequence, the output current is a linear function of the photocurrent at the sensing node. Such a linear feature reduces the DC current consumption by more than a factor of 10 for high linearity applications. Additionally, the corresponding current source /mirror circuit is also presented, aiming to further minimize the linearity distortion caused by the Vds variation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009
Pages284-287
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Jul 200916 Jul 2009

Other

Other2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/7/0916/7/09

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Image sensors
Triodes
Photocurrents
Mirrors
Pixels
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • Current-mediated imager
  • Low power CMOS imager.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tang, F., & Bermak, A. (2009). A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager. In 2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009 (pp. 284-287). [5206253] https://doi.org/10.1109/ASQED.2009.5206253

A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager. / Tang, Fang; Bermak, Amine.

2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009. 2009. p. 284-287 5206253.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tang, F & Bermak, A 2009, A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager. in 2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009., 5206253, pp. 284-287, 2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15/7/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASQED.2009.5206253
Tang F, Bermak A. A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager. In 2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009. 2009. p. 284-287. 5206253 https://doi.org/10.1109/ASQED.2009.5206253
Tang, Fang ; Bermak, Amine. / A low power linear output current-mediated CMOS imager. 2009 1st Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ASQED 2009. 2009. pp. 284-287
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