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PHOTOSITE [1 record]

Record 1 2017-05-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Semiconductors (Electronics)
  • Photoelectricity and Electron Optics
  • Photography
DEF

The portion of the silicon chip that functions as the light sensitive area for imaging.

OBS

Not all of the image sensor is used in the capturing of a picture.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Semi-conducteurs (Électronique)
  • Photo-électricité et optique électronique
  • Photographie
DEF

[...] toute petite portion de silicium qui réagit à la lumière et constitue un capteur d'images.

CONT

Si on compare le capteur CCD [charge coupled device : dispositif à transfert de charge] d'un appareil photo numérique (photoscope numérique) à un nid d'abeille, le photosite sera l'une des alvéoles de cette mosaïque. Autre comparaison : comme le fond de l'œil est tapissé de terminaisons nerveuses, les photosites sont l'équivalent au niveau de la surface sensible qui enregistre l'image dans un photoscope.

Spanish

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