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Development of an 8K full-resolution single-chip color image acquisition system
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.12.IMSE-271  Published OnlineFebruary 2016

We have been researching compact 8K ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) camera systems for practical use. In this paper, we describe the world's first 8K “full-resolution” single-chip image acquisition system. This system can obtain an 8K full-resolution image at 60 frames-per-second, which has 33 megapixels for each color, using a 133-megapixel color CMOS image sensor. To reduce the size of the camera head, the signal processing is implemented in the separated camera control unit (CCU). The signal from the camera head to the CCU is transmitted using four 25-Gbps optical signals through one single-mode optical fiber by wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology. The signal processing unit can process all the 133-megapixel image data in real-time and can output an 8K video signal that is compliant with the ARIB STD-B58 and ITU-R BT. 2077 standards (U-SDI).

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Tomohiro Nakamura, Ryohei Funatsu, Takahiro Yamasaki, Kazuya Kitamura, Hiroshi Shimamoto, "Development of an 8K full-resolution single-chip color image acquisition systemin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Image Sensors and Imaging Systems,  2016,

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