Philips NXA1020  
Written by Accutron on 2017-03-08  

The Philips NXA1020 is a 604x576 color frame-transfer CCD image sensor, designed for capturing PAL color television. Invented by CCD pioneer Michael Thompsett at Bell Labs, the frame-transfer CCD has a two-part sensor, in which half of the array is masked from incoming light and functions as a buffer storage region. Signals from the light-sensitive region are transferred to the storage region first, instead of being transferred directly to the CCD outputs. This arrangement allows for faster framerates and other performance improvements as compared to full frame CCDs, but also doubles the device cost and increases the support hardware requirements.

Philips NXA1020 frame-transfer CCD.

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