Patent Number: 7,612,810

Title: Reduction of effect of image processing on image sensor

Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes an image sensor configured to output image data generated by image sensing elements together with a timing signal, and an image processing unit configured to output the image data supplied from the image sensor having undergone predetermined signal processing a predetermined delay time after a timing indicated by the timing signal, the image sensor further configured to make the timing signal indicate a first timing that is at least the processing delay time earlier than a second timing indicative of a start of a valid period of the image data, and to output dummy data from the first timing to the start of the valid period of the image data.

Inventors: Kokubo; Asao (Kawasaki, JP), Daiku; Hiroshi (Kawasaki, JP), Funakoshi; Jun (Kawasaki, JP), Takeda; Yutaka (Yokohama, JP), Yoshida; Norihiro (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited

International Classification: H04N 5/217 (20060101); H04N 5/335 (20060101); H04N 9/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017