A novel ultra-low power reset/read-out technique for megapixels current-mode CMOS imagers

Farid Boussaid, Amine Bermak, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum

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Abstract

A novel reset/read-out technique is presented for current-mode ultra-low power megapixel CMOS imagers. In the proposed technique, the reset and readout phases occur simultaneously: as a single pixel is being read-out another pixel is being reset. Such a strategy is shown to result in a significant reduction in power consumption. Furthermore, power consumption becomes independent of both read-out speed and imager array size, while still allowing for on read-out FPN correction along with external electronic shutter control. Its potential integration into CMOS imagers, is demonstrated through the full custom design of a programmable 32×32 current-mode CMOS imager in AMIS CMOS 0.35 μm technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSDERC 2003 - Proceedings of the 33rd European Solid-State Device Research Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages59-62
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780379993
ISBN (Print)9780780379992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2003 - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 16 Sep 200318 Sep 2003

Other

Other33rd European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2003
CountryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period16/9/0318/9/03

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Boussaid, F., Bermak, A., & Bouzerdoum, A. (2003). A novel ultra-low power reset/read-out technique for megapixels current-mode CMOS imagers. In ESSDERC 2003 - Proceedings of the 33rd European Solid-State Device Research Conference (pp. 59-62). [1256810] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESSDERC.2003.1256810