Eastman Kodak has developed a new CCD image sensor technology that should significantly improve applied imaging applications. The Interline Transfer CCD technology platform will be the basis for a full portfolio of image sensor products targeted to markets such as industrial and scientific imaging, starting with the Kodak KAI-01050 image sensor.
The new platform reduces pixel size by almost 50 per cent and allows double the maximum frame rate available from the image sensor, providing a significant increase in image quality compared to the previous technology generation.
The Kodak KAI-01050 image sensor is a 1,024 x 1,024 array of 5.5μm pixels. It provides a readout speed of up to 120fps in a half-inch optical format. Engineering grade devices of the KAI-01050 are currently available, with volume production planned for early 2008.