Patent Number: 7,355,644

Title: Linear image sensor

Abstract: In a linear image sensor, a shutter structure includes: a shutter gate electrode provided between photodiode arrays; and a shutter drain provided below the shutter gate electrode. With this construction, a layout area is reduced and the number of scanning operations performed in the auxiliary scanning direction necessary to obtain image data for one line is reduced. As a result, the capacity of a memory used is reduced and the influence of color drift is suppressed.

Inventors: Tsuzuki; Takao (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: NEC Electronics Corporation

International Classification: H04N 3/14 (20060101); H04N 5/335 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00