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Title: High-speed CMOS camera

Abstract

A high-speed CMOS camera includes an array of pixel circuits coupled to a photodiode array, an oscillator circuit, and a pattern generator circuit. The pattern generator circuit includes a high speed shift register and a non-overlap generator. The shift register is programmable to produce a pulse train of trigger pulses that defines an interframe and a frame's shutter duration. The non-overlap generator deserializes the incoming pulse train of trigger pulses, and it produces a time-separated reset pulse based on the pulse train of trigger pulses. The shift register is configured to permit the frame durations and the interframe times to be selected arbitrarily over specified ranges in increments of a basic time unit that depends on the oscillator period.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1470722
Patent Number(s):
10057521
Application Number:
15/234,636
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Aug 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Sanchez, Marcos O., Claus, Liam D., Robertson, Gideon, Porter, Jr., John L., Pearson, Sean, Wessendorf, Kurt, Gurrieri, Tom, Hill, Thomas, Montoya, Andrew, and Trotter, Doug. High-speed CMOS camera. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Sanchez, Marcos O., Claus, Liam D., Robertson, Gideon, Porter, Jr., John L., Pearson, Sean, Wessendorf, Kurt, Gurrieri, Tom, Hill, Thomas, Montoya, Andrew, & Trotter, Doug. High-speed CMOS camera. United States.
Sanchez, Marcos O., Claus, Liam D., Robertson, Gideon, Porter, Jr., John L., Pearson, Sean, Wessendorf, Kurt, Gurrieri, Tom, Hill, Thomas, Montoya, Andrew, and Trotter, Doug. Tue . "High-speed CMOS camera". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470722.
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abstractNote = {A high-speed CMOS camera includes an array of pixel circuits coupled to a photodiode array, an oscillator circuit, and a pattern generator circuit. The pattern generator circuit includes a high speed shift register and a non-overlap generator. The shift register is programmable to produce a pulse train of trigger pulses that defines an interframe and a frame's shutter duration. The non-overlap generator deserializes the incoming pulse train of trigger pulses, and it produces a time-separated reset pulse based on the pulse train of trigger pulses. The shift register is configured to permit the frame durations and the interframe times to be selected arbitrarily over specified ranges in increments of a basic time unit that depends on the oscillator period.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
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