US 10,892,287 B2
Image sensor with image receiver and automatic image switching
Zhaojian Li, Fremont, CA (US); and Jiangtao Pang, Fremont, CA (US)
Assigned to Cista System Corp., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by CISTA SYSTEM CORP., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 18, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/251,239.
Prior Publication US 2020/0235147 A1, Jul. 23, 2020
Int. Cl. H01L 27/146 (2006.01); H01L 27/148 (2006.01)
CPC H01L 27/14605 (2013.01) [H01L 27/14806 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An imaging system comprising:
an image sensor comprising
a first image sensor array to generate first image data for a first image,
a receiver to receive, into the image sensor, second image data for a second image, wherein the first image and the second image are captured substantially concurrently, wherein the first image includes a scene, and wherein the second image includes the scene,
an image selection circuit coupled to the first image sensor array and the receiver to receive the first image data and the second image data and select one of the first image data and the second image data according to one or more image selection criteria, and at least one of the first image data and the second image data, and
a transmitter coupled to the image selection circuit to transmit the selected one of the first image data and the second image data from the image sensor; and
a second image sensor array coupled to the image sensor to generate the second image data for the second image, wherein the second image sensor array is external to the image sensor.