Sony ICX418AKL Camcorder User Manual

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20 pin DIP (Cer-DIP)
Diagonal 8mm (Type 1/2) CCD Image Sensor for NTSC Color Video Cameras
The ICX418AKL is an interline CCD solid-state
image sensor suitable for NTSC color video cameras
with a diagonal 8mm (Type 1/2) system. Compared
with the current product ICX038DNA, basic
characteristics such as sensitivity, smear, dynamic
range and S/N are improved drastically.
This chip features a field period readout system and
an electronic shutter with variable charge-storage
time. This chip is compatible with the pins of the
ICX038DNA and has the same drive conditions.
High sensitivity (+6.0dB compared with the ICX038DNA)
Low smear (–5.0dB compared with the ICX038DNA)
High D range (+2.0dB compared with the ICX038DNA)
High S/N
High resolution and low dark current
Excellent antiblooming characteristics
Ye, Cy, Mg, and G complementary color mosaic filters on chip
Continuous variable-speed shutter
Substrate bias: Adjustment free (external adjustment also possible with 6 to 14V)
Reset gate pulse: 5Vp-p adjustment free (drive also possible with 0 to 9V)
Horizontal register: 5V drive
Device Structure
Interline CCD image sensor
Optical size: Diagonal 8mm (Type 1/2)
Number of effective pixels: 768 (H) × 494 (V) approx. 380K pixels
Total number of pixels: 811 (H) × 508 (V) approx. 410K pixels
Chip size: 7.40mm (H) × 5.95mm (V)
Unit cell size: 8.4µm (H) × 9.8µm (V)
Optical black: Horizontal (H) direction: Front 3 pixels, rear 40 pixels
Vertical (V) direction: Front 12 pixels, rear 2 pixels
Number of dummy bits: Horizontal 22
Vertical 1 (even fields only)
Substrate material: Silicon
Optical black position
(Top View)
Pin 1
Pin 11