Thursday, February 23, 2012

ST Reveals OIS for Cameraphones

PR Newswire release is titled "STMicroelectronics Shows Unique Metal Alloys Improving Cameraphone Pictures and Other Innovative Solutions for Comprehensive Mobile Experience".

ST reveals a new approach to OIS in mobile phones, more specifically, a new mechanical actuator that compensates for slight movements of the user's hand. The new technology uses actuators made of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) that are able to contract upon heating. Small size and low power requirements allow SMA "smart materials" to be used in actuators that are dramatically more compact, lighter, more powerful and quiet that will replace alternative technologies based on Voice-Coil Motors and piezoelectric elements that cannot meet the size constraints of mobile phones.

5 comments:

  1. and a 5000G shock test? Not so easy.

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  2. not really new is it? perhaps licensed from cambridge mechatronics

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  3. you put the camera on a sniper gun....

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  4. I don't thing snipers are worried about camera shake the same way people holding cellphone are...

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  5. Cambridge Mechatronics is the only logical supplier given their long history with SMA AF and OIS.

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