Silicon imaging is a fast growing area of the semiconductor industry. Its use in cell phone cameras is already well established, and emerging applications include web, security, automotive and digital cinema cameras. High performance silicon imaging covers the fundamentals of silicon image sensors, with a focus on existing performance issues and potential solutions. It then considers several applications for the technology.
Part one begins with a review of the fundamental principles of photosensing and the operational principles of silicon image sensors. It then focuses in on charged coupled device (CCD) image sensors and metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors. The performance issues considered include image quality, sensitivity, data-transfer rate, system level integration, rate of power consumption and the potential for 3D imaging. Part two then provides a detailed discussion of how CMOS technology can be used in a range of areas, including in mobile devices, image sensors for automotive applications, sensors for several forms of scientific imaging, and sensors for medical applications.
High performance silicon imaging will be an excellent resource for both academics and engineers working in the optics, photonics, semiconductor and electronics industries.