Australian Coast. © Kathryn Watts-Martinez.

Chapter 3 Overview

The sensor is the key to digital capture. This chapter discusses how sensors are constructed and the basics of how they are designed to capture light and color. Within this chapter are considerations of types of metallic oxide semiconductors (MOS), the parts and functions of the sensors, and the architecture used for transferring the signal from the sensor. How the sensors function, how they are manufactured, and the limiting factors of the design of various sensors determine the success of the process.

Types of Sensors

Sensors commonly used in digital capture are metal oxide ...

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