CMOS active pixel sensor type imaging system on a chip

  • US 5,841,126 A
  • Filed: 01/24/1997
  • Issued: 11/24/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A camera on a chip, comprising:

  • a substrate, including an array of pixel areas, and at least one control area integrated on the same substrate;

    said pixel areas comprising a plurality of light collecting elements which each receive light and store an electronic information in an amount indicative of an amount of light received during an integration period;

    said control area including;

    a timing element;

    a readout control element,wherein circuitry in said control area are formed of CMOS, and said pixel area is formed of a logic family that is compatible with CMOS.

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