Rockwell CMOS Chips To Be Distributed in Japan

ProCamHD CMOS chipmaker Rockwell Scientific recently signed a nonexclusive distribution agreement with JAI Corp. of Yokohama, Japan.

Rockwell's digital high-definition image sensors are designed to compete against analog CCD image sensors, and the company says they are suited for use in applications such as professional video, security and surveillance, medical and prosumer HD image capture. The CMOS chips were demonstrated at NAB in April and were launched in JVC and Ikegami products.

The ProCamHD 3530 is a 2/3-inch format sensor that has a resolution of 1936 x 1086, on-chip 12-bit A/D converters and frame rates of 30 fps progressive and 60 fps interlaced. Another chip is the ProCamHD 2560, with a 1/2-inch format and a 1280 x 1024 resolution. It can interoperate between HDTV, analog TV and SXGA computer resolution. In a 16:9 HDTV mode, its frame rates are 60 fps progressive and 120 fps interlaced.