Atmel’s New High Performance Resolution Monochrome CCD

Atmel Targets High Definition Digital Image Applications with Launch of Its 16-Million-pixel Large format CCD Image Sensor\r\n
\r\nGRENOBLE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 2, 2003–Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML – News) announced today the launch of the AT71201M CCD, 16-Million-pixel full frame area arrays. The AT71201M CCD has a nominal photosensitive area made up of a square image 4096 (H) x 4096 (V) useful pixels, and can be used for most demanding applications requiring large format, very high definition, very low readout noise, and operating mode flexibility. Drawing on its expertise in Imaging, Atmel offers this wide full frame imager that is designed for the Graphic Arts marketplace, Industrial control, medical imaging or scientific analysis.“;“This standard square format offers 16.8 Million pixels useful resolution, each with large 11umx11um pixels. It has 100% aperture, which provides a wide bandwidth of response up to 1100 nm wavelength for this monochrome version. The AT71201M CCD main characteristics include very low dark current (MMP mode) and high dynamic range. The CCD is split into four independent zones that are separately driven by four clocks. Thus the sensor can be used in up to 12 sensor modes. Two serial registers and four independent output amplifiers offer a high-frequency functionality of up to 8 frames per second using 4 outputs at 40MHz. The AT71201M CCD sensor is able to work in 1×1, 2×2, 4×4 binning mode with definition of respectively 4096X4096, 2048×2048 or 1024×1024 pixels.\r\n
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\r\nFor more information on Atmel’s CCD Image Sensors products go to: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/product_card.asp?part_id=3145.\r\n
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