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Biography of Steven Sasson~Inventor of the First Digital Camera


Biography of Steven Sasson - Inventor of the First Digital Camera
Steven J. Sasson was born July 4, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York USA, he was an American electrical engineer and inventor of the digital camera. The discovery began in 1975, Steven Sasson had a very heavy task of his boss Gareth A. Lloyd at the Eastman Kodak Company, Could the camera be built using solid state electronics, solid state imagers, an electronic sensor known as a charge coupled device (CCD) that gathers optical information.

Texas Instruments Inc has designed an electronic camera in 1972, a filmless but not digital, not analog electronics are used. After searching the literature on digital imaging almost did not get the result, Sasson became interested in what is, analog to digital converter adapted from Motorola Company components, Kodak movie camera lens and CCD chips introduced by Fairchild Semiconductor minor in 1973.

He set up and build the digital circuitry from scratch, using oscilloscope measurements as a guide, the initial prototype of a digital camera was born first, is there a picture to see the entire prototype. In December 1975, Sasson and main technician persuaded a lab assistant to pose for them. Black and white images, captured at a resolution of 0.01 megapixels (10,000 pixels), took 23 seconds to record onto digital tape and the other 23 seconds to read from the playback unit to the television. Then appears on the screen.

Sasson now works to protect intellectual property rights of the company, Eastman Kodak Company. On 17 November 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a medal Sasson "National Medal of Technology and Innovation" at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to scientists, engineers, and inventors.

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