Business Wire: Aptina introduces the AP0100AT and AP0101AT, two dedicated automotive image co-processors supportion the company's HDR sensors. The two-chip solution of sensor and co-processor allows for multiple camera price and performance points with re-use of circuit board design, fast time to market and design flexibility. Sensor performance is enhanced by the reduction in heat resulting from a separate co-processor chip while at the same time enabling high performance features.
Both co-processors provide color processing, AWB and AE support, noise reduction, and Adaptive Local Tone Mapping (ALTM) to enhance HDR display. The AP0101AT is aimed to Automotive Digital Surround View Systems, supporting 1.2MP video at 45fps and 720p video at 60 fps, and consumes 129mW. The AP0100AT supports 185-degree fisheye lens distortion correction, perspective correction and multiple view options such as split side view, triptych and trailer hitch. In addition, AT0100AT has overlay capabilities and integrated NTSC/PAL encoder and consumes 170mW.
Currently, Aptina’s family of HDR megapixel automotive sensors includes the 1/3”-optical format, AR0132AT. Other sensors will be announced as they become available, including a ¼”-optical format 1.2-megapixel sensor, and a 1/5”-optical format WVGA sensor.
The AP0101AT is available now in a 6.5mm x 6.5mm VFBGA package with 0.65mm ball pitch, and the AP0100AT will be available in Q1 of 2013. Both products are AEC-Q100 qualified.