Monday, August 30, 2010

Aptina Announced 8MP Camera Solution

Business Wire: Aptina announced the availability of a new feature-rich 8MP CCS8140 imaging solution combining MT9E013 8MP image sensor with MT9E311 imaging co-processor while maintaining speeds similar to a standalone image processor. The CCS8140 complete camera solution requires only minimal tuning and sensor adjustments to complete the final product design.

CCS8140 solution offers advanced functionality, such as face and scene detection, and enabling new applications such as visual search. The CCS8140 solution offers up to 250MP/second throughput processing, enabling low latency, low shutter lag, and fast 1080p/30fps HD video recording over two-lane MIPI output.

"Traditionally, camera module integrators and mobile handset OEMs have had to source their 8MP sensor and co-processing solution from two different sources, and then spend considerable time and resources in tuning for image quality" said Farshid Sabet, VP and GM of Aptina's Mobile, PC Gaming Business Unit at Aptina. "With the SoC-like configuration of the Aptina CCS8140 imaging solution, we are removing the compatibility and cost concerns associated with using standalone components and the image processing and improving performance beyond SoCs. We are pleased to provide a complete camera solution in a form that allows module integrators and handset OEMs to meet stringent time-to-market requirements, while lowering design risk and costs."

CCS8140 solution is sampling now as bare die or as packaged parts. Mass production is scheduled for CYQ4 2010.

3 comments:

  1. This is off-topic, but I wonder if Intel's purchase of Infineon's wireless chip business has any implications for image sensor majors like Aptina. Imaging chips, after all, are another key piece of the smart phone market where Intel doesn't currently have a presence.

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  2. Intel has already participated in this business twice now. Once for CMOS APS fabricated at Intel and once as a customer for webcam sensors. They exited both times for reasons only an Intel exec would understand.

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  3. CIS market is eroding asp daily
    Intel doesn't play in that sandbox

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