Advantest has developed the fourth generation of its high-speed image-processing engine, "IP Engine 4" (Image Processing Engine 4), to be integrated on the T2000 image sensor solution (ISS) platform to test CMOS image sensors (CIS) used in smart phones and automobiles cameras. The new T2000 IP Engine 4's high-speed detection of defects in the data output from today's most advanced, latest high-resolution CIS significantly improves the production efficiency of our customers' semiconductor test processes and contributes to expand the applications of CIS.
While the number of cameras in smart phones is increasing, so is the pixel count per camera. Currently available CIS devices within today’s most advanced smart phones incorporate more than 100 million pixels to achieve high resolution. In addition, in order to enhance safety performance, many automobiles have adopted a large number of CIS devices, which serve as the eyes of the automobile that detects and helps avoiding hazardous situations.
The new T2000 IP Engine 4 handles huge volumes of imaging data while also reducing test times and the cost of test. Used along with Advantest’s 4.8GICAP image capture module, the new tester can perform high-volume, at-speed testing of the most advanced mobile CIS devices.
Image-processing accelerators will also enable fast testing of high-resolution CIS with more than 200 million pixels, optimizing testing environment that cuts down both testing times and costs.
We aim to provide customers with highly efficient test solutions using IP Engine 4, contribute to the expansion of automotive applications for CIS, and to realizing a safe, secure, and comfortable society through semiconductor testing.