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|Hitachi Releases Industry's Smallest High-Picture-Quality
CMOS Sensor Camera Module
for Portable Devices
| Only 4.9 mm thick, and less than half the size of the previous Hitachi model |
Tokyo, February 18, 2002 Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the HAM49002 1/7-inch, 110,000-pixel CMOS sensor* camera module for use in products such as mobile phones and portable information terminals, featuring the industry's smallest and thinnest dimensions of 7.0 7.6 4.9 (mm). Sample shipments will begin in May 2002 in Japan.
The HAM49002 employs high-integration module technology to provide a CMOS sensor and camera signal processing LSI in a single compact package, while offering a high sensitivity of 5-lux minimum field illuminance.
Mobile phones, portable information terminals, toys, and other products with a built-in camera function are becoming increasingly popular, and demand is growing for camera modules offering small size, high picture quality, and low power consumption. Hitachi has previously released the high-picture-quality HAM49001 as its initial CMOS sensor camera module, offering precise and varied image adjustment capability through the incorporation of a camera signal processing LSI, in addition to compact dimensions and low power consumption. Hitachi is now following up this initial product with the release of the HAM49002 featuring an even smaller package and higher sensitivity.
[About these Products]
The HAM49002 is a 1/7-inch, 110,000-pixel CMOS sensor camera module that supports the CIF (Common Immediate Format: 352 (H) 288 (V)) worldwide common video format.
Major features of the HAM49002 are summarized below.
The HAM49002 also offers low power consumption of 48 mW (at 15 frames per second).
Future plans include extension of the product lineup with a higher-performance version of this CIF sensor module and a module offering VGA sensor compatibility.
< Typical Applications >
Mobile phones, portable information terminals, PC cameras, door phones, monitoring cameras, toys
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