Versatile on-chip read-out for compound-eye image sensor array

Farid Boussaid, Chen Shoushun, Amine Bermak

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Abstract

Compound-eye image sensors offer the possibility to fabricate ultra-thin (<0.5mm) image sensors, that integrate micro-optics, photo-sensing elements and processing-circuitry on a single chip. Modeled after the compound eye found in insects and in many other arthropods, the compound-eye sensor has the possibility to generate a high resolution image from the simultaneous acquisition of a mosaic of low resolution images. In this paper, we propose a versatile read-out strategy enabling to view the scene from only a subset of microlenses. We demonstrate that this feature is very attractive in terms of power consumption and read-out speed, especially when the intended application does not require high resolution imaging. Simulation results are presented to validate the functionality of the circuit, using AMI 0.35μm CMOS technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA 2005
Pages327-330
Number of pages4
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA 2005 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 200531 Aug 2005

Other

Other8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA 2005
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period28/8/0531/8/05

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Boussaid, F., Shoushun, C., & Bermak, A. (2005). Versatile on-chip read-out for compound-eye image sensor array. In Proceedings - 8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA 2005 (Vol. 1, pp. 327-330). [1580262] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSPA.2005.1580262