Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gyeonggi-do, KR)

An image sensor including the pixel array comprising multiple sub-pixels placed across a variety of rows as well as a plurality of columns, as well as a k number of sub-pixels that represent one color pixel with each other, in which k is an integer that is greater than or equal to four. A calibration circuit could be installed. The calibration circuitry can be used to generate digital image signals from pixel signals. It may be able to store coefficient sets that are corresponding to various colors as well as apply the color enhancement to the digital signal, and calculate the color temperature.

1. Technical Field

Examples of embodiments concern image sensors, specifically, calibration software for image sensors images, image sensors and methods of calibrating crosstalk in the image sensors.

2. Description of Related Art

An electronic device known as an image sensor converts a photo (e.g. light) that is reflected back by the subject into an electrical signal. Thus, image sensors are used extensively in electronic devices that are portable, such as digital cameras mobile phones, and other. Image sensors can generally be divided into two kinds: charged coupled device (CCD), image sensors, and complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) images sensors. CCD image sensors are more expensive than the CMOS sensors. CCD image sensors have many advantages, such as less manufacturing costs, lower energy consumption and the ease of integration with peripheral circuits. Image sensors with various configurations have been utilized in recent years.

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