Patent Number: 6,166,831

Title: Spatially offset, row interpolated image sensor

Abstract: Spatially offset, row interpolated image sensor includes a linear array sensor having a first row of longitudinally extending pixels with a first spatial periodicity and a second row of longitudinally extending pixels having a second spatial periodicity laterally adjacent the first row and longitudinally staggered with respect to the first row; and a read circuit for individually, selectively sampling pixels of the rows for producing a composite output which has a combined spatial periodicity which is shorter than either of the first and second spatial periodicities and has a number of samples equal to the combined samples of both the rows.

Inventors: Boyd; Stuart D. J. (Hamilton, MA), Qian; Dahong (Westford, MA)

Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 3/15 (20060101); H04N 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017