Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sony Dual Conversion Gain Pixel Layout

Sony patent application US20170148832 "Solid-state image pickup device and method of driving the same" by Kazuyoshi Yamashita reveals the company's dual CG BSI pixel layout:

5 comments:

  1. Isn't this the same pixel that Aptina had patented a very long time ago?:
    http://photonstophotos.net/Aptina/DR-Pix_WhitePaper.pdf








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  2. Indeed, one has to wonder who is handing out patents...

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  3. Not exactly, in Aptina's, the RST is directly connected to the FD while here, the RST is connected to the junction behind DCG. It means you have to open DCG to fully reset your FD.

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  4. The claim is on the shared pixels with double CVG.

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