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Samsung CMOS Image Sensor Solutions

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Advanced imaging technology for high-end consumer and commercial products

Discover why Samsung CMOS image sensor (CIS) solutions are the choice of leading manufacturers in the rapidly growing and evolving world of digital imaging. Samsung offers a wide range of image sensor solutions for applications such as smartphones, tablets, digital still cameras, digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, webcams, automotive cameras, and surveillance cameras. Our sensors are compartmentalized per application, with high-resolution sensors for handsets and smartphones, and dynamic range for extended operating temperatures in digital SLR and automotive applications.

Samsung's CIS solutions provide heightened light sensitivity in a small form factor

Benefit from exceptional design features

Gain the high performance and power efficiency that are key design requirements for today's mobile applications and digital cameras. Key features of Samsung CIS solutions include:

  • Proprietary low-light technology and advanced pixel architectures
  • High-speed frame rates with low power consumption
  • Small pixels and high resolutions from industry-leading process technology

Samsung's proprietary Back Side Illumination (BSI) technology is designed to overcome the natural degradation of light sensitivity and image quality that occurs as pixel sizes decrease. As a result, Samsung sensors provide high sensitivity for sharp, low-light pictures and high-speed video recording while enabling you to capitalize on the trend toward ever smaller, slimmer designs

Choose from a wide range of image sensor solutions

Available in resolutions from 0.3 to 20 megapixels, Samsung image sensors are designed to provide high performance and low power consumption in smartphones, tablets, digital still cameras, and other fast-growing product categories.

CIS solutions at a glance (partial list)

S5K2P1-16-megapixel, 1/2.33" 1.34µm BSI pixel image sensor
  • High-sensitivity, low-noise 16-megapixel resolution for digital still cameras and high-end smartphones
  • Zero shutter lag with high-speed rates of 30 frames per second (fps) at full resolution over sub-LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling)
  • Available in both sub-LVDS, 12-channel; and Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI), 4-lane
S5K3L2-13-megapixel, 1/3.06" 1.12µm BSI pixel image sensor
  • Best-in-class image quality through Samsung's proprietary 1.12µm BSI pixel
  • Support for full 13 megapixels at 24fps, enabling zero shutter lag
  • Support for 12 megapixels with digital image stabilization
S5K3H5-8-megapixel, 1/3.2" 1.4µm BSI pixel image sensor
  • Enhanced BSI pixel-expanding benefits of clear and sharp image
  • Support for full high definition (FHD) at 60fps and full 8 megapixels at 30fps
  • Low-power solution at full 8 megapixels for mobile applications
  • Low Z-height (5.4mm) fits into an 8.5mm x 8.5mm AF (auto-focus) camera module
S5K6B2-FHD, 1/6" 1.34µm BSI pixel image sensor
  • Clear and sharp still images in low light
  • Support for FHD at 30fps without field of view (FOV) loss
  • Small form factor with low Z-height
S5K9A1-HD, 1/9" 1.4µm BSI pixel image sensor
  • Excellent image quality in low light with 1.4µm BSI pixel
  • Support for FHD at 30fps
  • Ultra-slim HD solution (16:9) for sleek mobile phones, tablets, and laptops

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Take your designs to new heights

Accelerate your time to market with advanced Samsung CMOS image sensor solutions. Samsung continues to meet and exceed customer demands by developing advanced imaging technologies and delivering innovative products for an ever-changing market.* Our comprehensive lineup of components across the digital spectrum and robust technology ecosystem give you world-class support for a comprehensive solution.