Global Shutter Technology
Aptina’s global shutter technology is a combination of innovative pixel, circuit and process design techniques that enable the capture of sharp images and improves image quality for digital still and video cameras even when objects are moving at high speed. With global shutter technology all pixels in the imaging array are exposed starting at the same time and stopping at the same time. This contrasts with the conventional rolling shutter that starts the exposure one row at a time and stops the exposure one row at a time which introduces distortion and artifacts in images of fast moving objects. Aptina’s global shutter technology also has the benefit of incorporating global shutter capabilities without sacrificing low light performance. As a result, Aptina’s global shutter technology improves the quality and capability of machine vision, automotive, surveillance and scanning cameras.