Time-delay integration readout with adjacent pixel signal transfer for CMOS image sensor

@article{Cheng2012TimedelayIR,
  title={Time-delay integration readout with adjacent pixel signal transfer for CMOS image sensor},
  author={Kuo-Wei Cheng and Chin Yin and Chih-Cheng Hsieh and Wen-Hsu Chang and Hann-Huei Tsai and Chin-Fong Chiu},
  journal={Proceedings of Technical Program of 2012 VLSI Design, Automation and Test},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-4}
}
This paper presents a time delay and integration (TDI) structure for CMOS image sensor (CIS) with adjacent pixel signal transfer (APST). The CCD-like TDI function is achieved in CIS by proposed APST without additional in-pixel device and minimum routing effort. The in-pixel integrated signal is transferred to adjacent pixel and summed up by an off-pixel column-shared unity-gain buffer. A 128×6 pixel array with 6×6μm2 pixel size has been designed and fabricated in TSMC0.18μm 1P6M CIS technology… CONTINUE READING

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