Exmor

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Not to be confused with Exmoor.

Exmor is the name of a technology Sony implemented on some of their CMOS image sensors. It performs on-chip analogue/digital signal conversion and two-step noise reduction in parallel on each column of the CMOS sensor.

CMOS Sony EXMOR R IMX055CHL sensor side+size meter 1/4" 4.2 Mega-pixels FullHD from Video Camera Sony HDR-CX110

Exmor R is a back-illuminated version of Sony's CMOS image sensor.[1] Exmor R usage is limited to smaller sensors for camcorders, compact cameras and mobile phones. It was announced by Sony on 11 June 2008 and was the world's first mass-produced implementation of the back-illuminated sensor technology[2] Sony claims that Exmor R is approximately twice as sensitive as a normal front illuminated sensor. This active pixel sensor is found in several Sony mobile phones and cameras as well as Apple's iPhone 4S and 5.[3][4] The Exmor R sensor allows the camera of the smartphone to capture high definition movies and stills in low lit areas.

List of Exmor sensors[edit]

Model Number Number of effective pixels Sensor size

(Diagonal)

Unit cell size Sensitivity

(typical value F5.6)

Sensor saturation signal

(minimum value)

Output Subpixel layout Release Date Utilizing devices
IMX012 [5][6] 1296 x 985

1.28 MP

4.74 mm

1/3.8"

2.925 μm x 2.925 μm 290 mV 550 mV RGB
IMX035 [5][6] 1329 x 1049

1.39 MP

6.08 mm

1/3"

3.63 μm x 3.63 μm 460 mV 830 mV RGB
IMX036 [7] 2096 x 1561

3.27 MP

6.49 mm

1/2.8"

2.5 μm x 2.5 μm 200 mV 400 mV RGB
ISX005 [8][9] 2064 x 1544

3.19 MP

3.6 mm

1/5"

MIPI 2 lanes RGB
ISX006 [8][9] 2592 x 1944 4.5 mm

1/4"

MIPI 2 lanes RGB
IMX168CQK 2616 x 1968

5.15 MP

4.58mm 1.4 μm x 1.4 μm 120 mV 428 mV MIPI 1, 2 lane September 2013
IMX169CQK 4216 x 3128

13.19 MP

7.35 mm 1.4 μm x 1.4 μm 120 mV 428 mV MIPI 2, 4 lane September 2013

List of Exmor R sensors[edit]

Model Number Number of effective pixels Sensor size

(Diagonal)

Unit cell size Sensitivity

(typical value F5.6)

Sensor saturation signal

(minimum value)

Output Subpixel layout Release Date Utilizing devices
IMX055CHL 2048 x 1536

3.15 MP (gross 4.2MP)

4.5 mm

1/4"

LVDS 4 pair for signal+1 pair for clock RGB
IMX081PQ [10] 4656 x 3496

16.28 MP

6.52 mm

1/2.8"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm MIPI 4/2/1 lanes RGB
IMX091PQ [10] 4208 x 3120

13.13 MP

5.87 mm

1/3.06"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm MIPI 4/2/1 lanes RGB
IMX111PQ [10] 3280 x 2464

8.08 MP

4.60 mm

1/4"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm MIPI 2/1 lanes RGB
IMX119

1.3 MP

3.256 mm

1/7.8"

1.4 μm x 1.4 μm
IMX136 LQJ/LLJ [13] 1944 x 1224

2.38 MP

6.40 mm

1/2.8"

2.80 μm x 2.80 μm 425 mV (LQJ)

637 mV (LLJ)

812 mV RGB (LQJ)

BW (LLJ)

IMX145 3264 x 2448

8 MP

7.938 mm

1/3.2"

1.4 μm x 1.4 μm RGB
IMX174 [15][16] 1920 x 1200

2.3 MP

21.167 mm

1/1.2"

5.86 μm x 5.86 μm RGB
IMX179 3264 x 2448

8 MP

7.938 mm

1/3.2"

1.4 μm x 1.4 μm RGB
IMX188 [17][18] 1328 x 832

1.1 MP

2.16 mm

1/8.3"

1.4 μm x 1.4 μm MIPI 1 lane RGB
IMX208

2.1 MP

4.379 mm

1/5.8"

1.4 μm x 1.4 μm
IMX214 4128 x 3096

13 MP

5.867 mm

1/3.06"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm

List of Exmor RS sensors[edit]

Model Number Number of effective pixels Sensor size

(Diagonal)

Unit cell size Sensitivity

(typical value F5.6)

Sensor saturation signal

(minimum value)

Output Subpixel layout Release Date Utilizing devices
IMX134 [40][41] 3280 x 2464

8.08 MP

4.595 mm

1/4"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm 84mV 260mV MIPI 4/2 lanes RGB March 2013
IMX135 [40][41] 4208 x 3120

13.13 MP

5.867 mm

1/3.06"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm 84mV 260mV MIPI 4/2 lanes RGB January 2013
ISX014 [40][70] 3280 x 2464

8.08 MP

4.6 mm

1/4"

1.12 μm x 1.12 μm 84mV 260mV MIPI 4/2/1 lanes RGB October 2012
IMX220[71] 5248 х 3936

20.65 MP

7.87 mm

1/2.3"

1.2 μm x 1.2 μm RGB
IMX240 4608 x 3456

16 MP

6.828 mm

1/2.6"  (0.27")

1.2 μm x 1.2 μm RGB

List of Exmor imaging modules[edit]

Model Number Sensor Module size (WxDxH) AF actuator Lens composition F-number Focal length

(35mm conversion)

Release Date Utilizing devices
IU134F9-Z [40] ISX014 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.65 mm VCM (Voice Coil motor) Plastic

(4 groups 4 elements)

F2.4 28mm November 2012
IU134F9-Z [40][41] IMX134 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.2 mm VCM (Voice Coil motor) Plastic

(4 groups 4 elements)

F2.4 28mm May 2013
IU135F3-Z [40][41] IMX135 8.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 mm VCM (Voice Coil motor) Plastic

(5 groups 5 elements)

F2.2 28mm March 2013

See also[edit]

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