Development of Industry’s Highest Sensitivity 1/3-Type Progressive-Scan CCDs for Security Cameras
Sharp has announced the development of two new 1/3-type progressive-scan CCDs for security cameras with 520 kpixels and 610 kpixels, offering industry’s highest sensitivity of 1,900 mV and lowest smear ratio of -120 dB. The RJ3331AA0PB and RJ3341AA0PB CCDs are based on Sharp’s shrinking technology capable of increasing the image resolution of compact digital cameras, plus innovative design of micro-lens structure capable of maximizing light collection efficiency for the sensor element. The lowest smearing ratio on these newly developed CCDs will help to reduce smearing during shooting video under the strong light source such as headlights at night.
In addition to this, the new CCDs offer progressive scan readout and offer a high horizontal resolution of over 650 TV lines for taking high-quality video of fast moving objects with minimal blurring. The new CCDs support both video standard of NTSC and PAL. Samples will be available as of August 30th, 2011 for 6,000 JPY per unit. The mass production will start on October 3rd, 2011 with expected monthly production of 100,000 units for both models in total.