Engineers SamsungThe Bangalore Semiconductor Research Center led the development of the world’s first 108MP camera, launched two years ago. The product, which has a resolution equivalent to that of a high-end DSLR camera, has not only entered Samsung phones, but also non-Samsung ones like True me.
“We did all the product planning, product details, type of image quality, frame rate performance, dark light performance, and power dissipation,” says Balajee. Sowrirajan, MARYLAND of Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR). Cameras, he says, are one of the biggest consumers of power on a phone. “Our team designed the specifications, did the hardware design, and then sent it to South Korea for manufacturing. He was then sent back to us to develop the software that runs on the product. It was an end-to-end effort, ”he says.
The 108MP mobile image sensor, Isocell HMX, was a leap from the 64MP camera image sensor. It has over 100 million 0.8um pixels with higher resolution for better picture quality. If you take a video with a 108MP image sensor, it will give greater clarity when you zoom in. It will also keep your cropped images sharper.
The sensor is larger (1 / 1.33 “), and power is required at the pixel level. Thus, a key challenge was to ensure that the power was evenly distributed to achieve good sensor pixel characteristics and ensuring an even distribution of noise. Time to market was also a huge challenge. The project was initiated in 2018 and was due to be completed by the end of 2019.
SSIR is Samsung’s largest R&D center outside of South Korea, with more than 2,700 employees. Sowrirajan oversees the Indian operations of the memory, LSI system and foundry business units.
The unit’s journey began in India with a focus on software development for smart TVs and digital TV. Later, the work expanded to include product design and development, including circuit design, IP design, SoC design, mobile SoC development, associated software components, and solution development. storage.
SSIR is also responsible for the development of the Exynos chipset which is aimed at mid and low level smartphones. Exynos is a series of ARM-based systems-on-chips that define user experiences such as better streaming, better battery life, and better picture quality. SSIR teams worked on the latest Exynos 2100, which is based on advanced 5nm EUV (extreme ultraviolet) processing technology that allows up to 20% lower power consumption or 10% better overall performance than the 7nm predecessor. It is activated with 5G capability.