Analog to Digital Conversion
Product Announcement from Teledyne DALSA
Many functions that used to require separate chips have moved on to the imaging sensor: analog to digital conversion (aka A to D, ADC or A/D), power conditioning, timing control, internal clock drivers, and a host of output interface options, from serializers to various parallel protocols. This has allowed lower power consumption, higher speeds, and smaller systems…but required extensive and intensive development in circuit design. Ultimately, CMOS imagers can also integrate signal processing and actual image processing to become “smart” sensors, but the complexity required takes them outside today’s mainstream.
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