Toshiba to Launch Barcode Reader Image Sensor

TOKYO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Toshiba Corp. announced that it will launch a new CCD linear image sensor for bar code readers in September 2013.

The new sensor, the TCD1256GAG, shrinks package size to one-seventh that of Toshiba's current product, the TCD1254GFG, and has an ultra-small package very close to the silicon sensor die size. It will minimize scan engine dimensions and expand the bar code reader application field.

TCD1256GAG emulates the basic performance and functions of Toshiba's current product, including the electronic shutter function that captures a stable video signal without saturation under ambient light conditions. The on-chip sample-and-hold circuit simplifies analog signal processing and reduces the layout area.

Key Features

  • Ultra-small package (die-sized package achieved with TSV technology)
  • Electronic shutter function
  • On-chip sample-and-hold circuit

Barcode readers, scanner engines, POS systems, optical touch panels

Product Introduction

Part Number TCD1256GAG
Pixel Size 5.25 by 64 (µm)
Pixel Number 2500 pixels
Power Supply 3 V (min.)
Data Rate 2 MHz (max.)
Function Electronic shutter, sample-and-hold circuit
Package Size 15.044 (L) by 1.014 (H) (mm)
MP Schedule September 2013


About Toshiba
Toshiba Corp. is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider, and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions, and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products, and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems, and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing ¥6.1 trillion ($74 billion).

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