What are some optical considerations for camera module design?
f-number, object distance, fixed focus/autofocus, field of view (FOV), operating wavelength band, frequency range, MTF, scene dynamic range, distortion, chief ray angle (CRA), stray light requirements, and centration tolerances
What are some opto-mechanical considerations for camera module design?
Ruggedization and centration of lens systems, material selection, shape, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, fits, and surface finish
What are end-of-line testing parameters for camera modules?
Optical and opto-mechanical test parameters such as MTF, image plane tilt, and rotation and sensor parameters such as relative illumination or spectral response
What are the advantages of vertical integration (VI) and design for manufacturability (DFM) in camera module manufacturing?
In camera module manufacturing, VI and DFM offer advantages such as intricate manufacturing (for complexly interrelating parts), rapid prototyping, scalability, and, most importantly, a path to continually reduced size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C).
What are the components of the optical assembly in camera module manufacturing?
Axial alignment, precise optical pathway placement, centration, electro-optics integration, optical bonding, and sonic welding techniques