Aptina Full HD mobile sensor
Furthermore, the fast 60fps frame rate also enables new gesture applications that open up a new way for users to interact with their devices. The Aptina AR0261 full HD mobile sensor captures native 1080P full HD video (16:9 aspect ratio) or 720p HD video at speedy rates of 60fps for smooth video playback, encouraging an immersive viewing experience. Smartphone users running video applications will benefit from the image senor’s built-in video resolution and dynamic range capabilities. MobileHDR technology increases dynamic range to maintain image sharpness and compensate for motion, meaning subjects can sit inside a room with challenging lighting such as a bright window lighting a low light room without having the subjects faces darkened during a video conference chat. The end result is crisp, clear images and videos across varying lighting conditions. Not only is the users’ video experience more pleasing, the sensor employs a new design architecture that enables the fast speed while promoting low power for longer battery life as demanded by most portable electronics.
3D video capture
Additionally, other exciting applications such as gesture recognition and 3D video capture are possible with the Aptina AR0261 HD mobile sensor. Accurate gesture recognition can be enabled by the fast frame rate, while Aptina’s 3D technology synchronizes two AR0261 output data streams to work collaboratively for 3D. Exclusive front facing apps for 3D TVs and other devices can be enabled. “Designers choosing the Aptina AR0261 mobile sensor will find new and exciting ways to enable users to interact with their favorite devices,” said Aptina’s Roger Panicacci, VP of Product Development. “Gesture recognition, 3D and HDR will open a whole new world of personal interaction with these devices.”
Availability of the Aptina 1080p Full HD mobile sensor
The Aptina AR0261 1080p Full HD mobile sensor is sampling now and will be in production by summer of 2013. Available in die and CSP packaging for OEMs and manufacturers who have their own ISP; this sensor is also available with Aptina’s imaging co-processor for a fully tuned, complete front facing camera solution. The Aptina AR0261 sensor has a 1/6-inch optical format and is targeted for standard 5.5 x 5.5mm modules with low z-heights. The Aptina Full HD mobile sensor is manufactured on the latest 300mm CMOS image sensor process at TSMC producing category leading image sensor performance.