Image sensor aims for digital camera quality

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has developed its first image sensor targeting mobile devices with the introduction of its low-cost 3.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor with a 1/3-inch optical format, analog binning and a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Upshot: The new sensor delivers almost digital still camera quality on a 1/3-inch optical format for camera phones.