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Diagonal4.6mm(Type1/4.0)8.08MEffectivePixelColorCMOS
ImageSensor

CMOSImageSensorforMobileProducts(SmartphonesorTablets)
EnablingHDVideoImagingat180Frame/s
Sonyisreleasing"IMX219PQ",Type1/4.0,approximately8.08Meffectivepixels,back
illuminatedCMOSimagesensorforthegrowingmobilemarket.TheIMX219PQsatisfies
thefulfillmentperformanceof"highsensitivity"and"highframerateimaging"tomeetthe
demandsforhighqualitycameraapplications,andcanbeeasilyputoncamerafrontsof
stylishandslimbezeldevicesachievedbythereducedsize.
Notonlythenormalrateofall8Mpixelsatfullfieldofviewand30frame/s,4timesfaster
imagingisalsopossibleby22analogbinningmode.Also,aLSCfunction *1corrects
opticalunevennesstoadjustduringthemodulefabricationprocess,andcontributesto
suppressingofsystemcost.Additionally,combiningwitharearendISPsupportingof
BMEHDR*2enablesfuturescalabilityofthehighdynamicrangevideoimaging.
*1:LensShadingCorrectionfunction
*2:TwodifferentexposurecontrolssupportingBinningMultiplexedExposureHDR

Highspeedvideoimagingfunction

LensShadingCorrectionfunction(LSC)

SupportsBMEHDR

EasytoreplacetheexistingproductIMX111

*ExmorRisatrademarkofSonyCorporation.TheExmorRisaSony'sCMOS
imagesensorwithsignificantlyenhancedimagingcharacteristicsincluding
sensitivityandlownoisebychangingfundamentalstructureofExmor TMpixel
adoptedcolumnparallelA/Dconvertertobackilluminatedtype.

HighSpeedVideoImagingFunction
Notonlythesimultaneousstillpictureandvideoimagingat30frame/sinallpixels(no
shutterlagandsimultaneousrecording),butalso4timesfasterimagingbecame
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atfullfieldofviewand120frame/s,or1280720pixelsof16:9aspectratioat180

IMX219PQ

frame/s.(UsingMIPI4Lane)
Slowmotionrecordingusingthisfunctionreproducesdynamicmovementsintoasmooth
video(Seemovingimage1.)insportsscenerecording,andsensitivemovementsor
expressionsbeyondhumanvisioncanbecaptured.(Seemovingimage2.)
TheIMX219PQfulfillscamerafeaturesandalsoprovidesanexcitingnewexperiencefor
allofcustomers,enablingSonyandtheIMX219PQtocontributetothefunctional
differentiationofsmartphonecameras.(Seetable1.)

LensShadingCorrectionFunction
TheIMX219PQhasalensshadingcorrectionfunctionwithfourindependentcolors.It

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canbeusedfornotonlynormallensshadingcorrection,andalsocanserveasan
individualmoduleadjustmentofdeviationinthelensassemblyprocessduringthe
modulefabrication.
CalibrationdataiswritteninabuiltinOTPduringthemoduleinspectiontocontributeto
theshortloadingtimewhenthecameraisturnedon.
Onefromthreetablescanbeselectedaccordingtocolortemperatureandthereexists
twotableblendingmodeforinterpolation.

SupportsBMEHDR
TosupportBMEHDRfunction(Seefigure1.)oftheexistingproductsIMX134/135 *3that
SonyintroducedtothemarketprecedingtheIMX219PQ,thesensorfeaturesafunction
ofthebasictechnologytosettwodifferentexposureconditions.Furthermore,
synthesizingfromthesetwodifferentexposureconditionsbyISP(ImageSignal
Processorchip)andapplyingtonecurveoptimizationenablesHDRvideorecording.
*3:2012August20thNewsReleases
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201208/12107E/

EasytoReplacetheExistingProductIMX111*4
TheIMX219PQretainstheequivalentelectricalcharacteristics,spectralsensitivity
characteristics,andCRAcurveoftheexistingproductIMX111.Atthesametime,itadds
functionstoimprovepicturequalityandhighspeedimaging,andsupportsMIPI2Lane
modeinadditionto4Lanemode.
Consequently,smallfirmwaremodificationcanreplacethislatestimagesensor
functionallyenhancedwithease.(Seetable2andfigure2.)
*4:SeetheNewProductssectioninCXNEWS,Volume65.

M ovingImage1 Tennis(Serve)Recordingat180frame/s

CMOSIMX219 Part1 / Sample...

*Recordedwithasamplemodule,theactualpicturequalityoftheimagesensormightbe
different.

M ovingImage2 DogAgilitySlalomRecordingat180frame/s

CMOSIMX219 Part2 / Sample...


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*Recordedwithasamplemodule,theactualpicturequalityoftheimagesensormightbe

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different.

Figure1 AboutBMEHDR

Animageprocessingtechnologyforsubjectswithhighcontrast.Itsynthesizesdifferent
exposureconditionsintoanimagesothatbothbrightanddarkdatacanbeseenatthe
sametime.

Figure2 TargetCRA(ComparedwiththeIMX111)

Table1 ImagingSizeandFrameRate
Size

Framerate

Remarks

32802464(fullsize)

30frame/s

16401232(1/4size)

120frame/s

1408792(fullFOVfor1280x720HDvideo) 180frame/s *Highsensitivitymode


1280720(720atHD,cropping)

198frame/s *Highsensitivitymode

960540(QHD,cropping)

240frame/s *Highsensitivitymode

Table2 DeviceComparison
Item

IMX111PQ

Imagesize

Diagonal4.60mm(Type1/4.0) Diagonal4.60mm(Type1/4.0)

Totalnumberofpixels

3296(H)x2512(V)
Approx.8.28Mpixels

Numberofactivepixels

3280(H)x2464(V)
Approx.8.08Mpixels

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Fabricationprocess

IMX219PQ

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Backilluminatedprocess

Backilluminatedprocess

Unitcellsize

1.12m(H)1.12m(V)

1.12m(H)1.12m(V)

Outputformat

MIPI2,1Lane
I2 C

Controlcommunicationinterface
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specifications

Analog

2.7+0.2/0.1V

Digital

1.20.1V

I/O
PGA
Inputclockfrequency
Signalprocessingfunctionwithinsensor Spotpixelcompensation

1.80.1V
41.7dB(Max.)
6to60MHz

I2

720p

60frame/s
540Mbps/Lane2Lane

1080p

30frame/s
405Mbps/Lane2Lane

Movingpicturespecifications

726Mbps/Lane4Lane

*Sonyreservestherighttochangeproductsandspecificationswithoutpriornotice.

O I C

Comparedtoexistingproducts,wehavedevelopedIMX219PQtoachieve"more
appealingfunctionsformoreusers"andlauncheditonthemobilemarket.
Weoperatetechnicalsupportcentersineachregion(threecitiesinChina,Taiwan,US,
andUK)besidesJapan.
Contactthefollowingofficefordatasheets,applicationnotesandotherdownload
servicesfromtheSonywebsite.
http://www.sony.net/Products/SCHP/i/office.html
WewillcollaboratewithmoreAPmakerstoenhancecustomersatisfactionandwill
continuetoexpandtheproductlineupandfulfillthesupportorganizationsothatwecan
offereaseofusewiththisproduct.
ApplicationEngineer:M r.NomuraM r.SasakiM r.Kishimoto

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