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A high-speed low-power correlated double sampling counter for column parallel CMOS imagers is proposed. Unlike a conventional up/down counter, the proposed counter performs correlated double sampling using a two's complement arithmetic. The proposed counter can be implemented using only 16 transistors per bit. Simulation results show 32% reduction of power consumption and 2.4 times improvement of maximum speed over a conventional up/down counter.
Date of Publication: Nov. 22 2007