Reduced area imaging devices

  • US 6,043,839 A
  • Filed: 10/20/1998
  • Issued: 03/28/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A reduced area imaging device comprising:

  • an imager sensor lying in a first plane and including an array of CMOS pixels for receiving images thereon, said image sensor further including circuitry means on said first plane and coupled to said array of CMOS pixels for timing and control of said array of CMOS pixels, said image sensor producing a pre-video signal;

    a pre-video conductor for transmitting said pre-video signal, said pre-video conductor having first and second ends, said first end communicating with said image sensor;

    a first circuit board lying in a second plane and longitudinally aligned with said image sensor, said first circuit board being connected to said pre-video conductor at said second end thereof, said first circuit board including circuitry means for converting said pre-video signal to a post-video signal for direct reception by a standard video device;

    a power supply electrically coupled with said image sensor for driving said array of pixels and said timing and control means, and electrically coupled to said first circuit board for driving said circuit board; and

    a non-removable lens integral with said imaging device for focusing images on said image sensor.

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