Toshiba Announces 20-megapixel CMOS Sensor for Mobile Devices

Toshiba has announced a 1/2.4″-type, 20-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor called “T4KA7”.

The new Toshiba 20MP sensor enables 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. With a 1.12 micrometer pixel size contributing to a smaller chip size, the. new imager offers a much improved frame rate of 22fps, 1.8 times faster than that of Toshiba’s previous 20-megapixel sensor.

Mass production is scheduled to start in February 2015.

Toshiba Announces 20-megapixel CMOS Sensor for Mobile Devices

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Toshiba Press Release

Toshiba Launches 20 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor Enabling 6mm Z-height Camera Modules for Smartphones and Tablets

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “T4KA7”, a 1/2.4 inch, 20-megapixel BSI[1] CMOS image sensor, which enables 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. Sample shipments start today.

The markets for smartphones and tablets increasingly require smaller cameras but with much higher resolution. With a 1.12 micrometer pixel size contributing to a smaller chip size, Toshiba’s new sensor achieves 20 megapixel images at its highest level and realizes 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets.

The new sensor also offers a much improved frame rate of 22fps, 1.8 times faster than that of Toshiba’s previous 20-megapixel sensor[2].

A reference module incorporating the new product is currently under preparation and will be available from September 1.

With the launch of the new 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Toshiba commits to meeting demands for higher resolution images for smartphones and tablets.