SOC sensor advances mobile handset designs

Cannes, France — Micron Technology, Inc. has launched its new 2-megapixel system-on-a-chip (SOC) sensor featuring the company’s DigitalClarity CMOS imaging technology at this week’s 2005 3GSM World Congress. The new ultra low-power MT9D111 integrates Micron’s advanced 2-megapixel sensor core with a new generation of image processing technologies in one integrated circuit. The MT9D111 is said to be one of the first SOC devices with integrated auto focus and real-time JPEG compression. All this translates into smaller form factor camera phones that can capture high quality images in any lighting condition, as well as faster and easier design implementation.