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The human eye is a fascinating and complicated device, but how do digital cameras capture images? This free course, Microelectronic solutions for digital photography, examines one of the humanmachine interfaces that link optical information to the electronic world. You will learn how the components within a digital camera capture images for electronic manipulation.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe how to use metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) structures for light capture, switches and latches
- distinguish between CMOS and CCD strategies for image capture.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Photocapacitors
- 2 Specifications for image capture
- 3 Microelectronic solutions for digital photgraphy
- Keep on learning
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Microelectronic solutions for digital photography
This unit demonstrates how matter can be manipulated at the atomic and molecular scale to serve the engineering needs of society for ever-smaller systems acting as intelligent monitors, controllers and micro-environments. The unit will teach you about the directions in which micro and nano technologies are being advanced, particularly in the field of electronic/optical devices.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course T356.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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