Monday, September 26, 2016

Toshiba Develops Switchable 2D/3D Sensor

Toshiba develops an image sensor that can be switched between 2D and 3D imaging modes. To get a switchable microlens array for 3D light field mode, Toshiba sensor uses a liquid crystal for 8,000 gradient-index (GRIN) lens array. The lenses have 50um pitch and can be switched between 2MP-resolving 2D and a depth-resolving 3D modes by application of +/-4V control voltage:

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like similar technology as patented and developed by start-up LensVector (Canada), but not applied for auto-focus here but rather light field application (similar to Raytrix) correct?


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