Sunday, February 26, 2012

Awaiba Publishes NanEye Spec

Awaiba published the spec of its 62Kpixel 1 sq. mm sensor for endoscopy applications, together with the sample pictures and videos.


NanEye is a tiny camera module which consists of an CMOS image sensor with a footprint size of 1mm x 1mm and, optionally, an adapted miniature optics. The device is mounted on a flat ribbon cable up to 3m length that connects to the Awaiba base station. The base station is connected with a standard USB cable up to 5m length to a PC.

NanEye Simplified Block Diagram

It appears that endoscope imaging market attracts more and more players. TI recently opened a dedicated page devoted to endoscopic solutions. Also, according to the new Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai, the company sees the endoscope market as one of its top priorities (Bloomberg).

3 comments:

  1. What are the main applications of such device? The image quality seems very low, even the demo video on Awaiba's site is of very poor quality.

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  2. I am guessing....endoscopy? Just a hunch.

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  3. What is the F. No of the lens? It's so tiny!!!

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