Patent Number: 6,295,013

Title: Nonlinear flash analog to digital converter used in an active pixel system

Abstract: A non-uniform resistor is used with a flash A to D converter in order to provide an A to D output which is not linear. The nonlinearity of the A to D output is specially designed to carry out a predetermined correction of the signal.

Inventors: Barna; Sandor (Pasadena, CA), Blerkam; Daniel Van (Valencia, CA), Fossum; Eric R. (La Crescenta, CA)

Assignee: Photobit Corporation

International Classification: H03M 1/36 (20060101); H04N 3/15 (20060101); H04N 5/335 (20060101); H03M 001/62 (); H03M 001/78 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018