Biography of Steven Sasson - Inventor of the First Digital Camera

Steven J. Sasson was born July 4, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York American, he was an American electrical engineer and inventor of the digital camera. The discovery began in 1975, Steven Sasson received a very heavy task of his boss Gareth A. Lloyd at 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 that use. After searching the literature on digital imaging almost did not get results, 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 a digital circuit from scratch, using oscilloscope measurements as a guide, an early prototype of the first digital camera was born, No image 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 a digital cassette and the other 23 seconds to read from the playback unit to the television. Then appears on the screen.

Sasson now works to protect the intellectual 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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