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SoC sensor with flexible auto focus, real-time JPEG compression

Posted: 21 Feb 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:micron technology? micron? system-on-a-chip sensor? soc sensor? soc?

Micron Technology Inc.'s new 2Mpixel SoC sensor features digitalclarity technology, and introduces advanced features that enable easier design implementation and faster time-to-market for mobile phone makers.

The ultra low-power MT9D111 provides newly-incorporated functions, including an integrated microcontroller (MCU) that achieves more efficient image processing, global reset to avoid image bending, and pixel binning for enhanced image viewing. The MCU also increases the device's flexibility to adjust color and other image processing functions, and the integrated auto focus and JPEG compression save design cost and space normally incurred by a required companion chip. According to the press release, the MT9D111 is one of the first SoC devices with integrated and flexible auto focus and real-time JPEG compression.

"Micron's new SoC sensor integrates advanced technology that delivers expanded functionality to better support handset manufacturers' product offerings at a time when consumers are demanding superior imaging quality," said Farhad Rostamian, Micron's Strategic Marketing Director. "Handset manufacturers require flexible solutions without compromising image quality, ease of integration or time-to-market. This new sensor device is designed to provide a level of image quality and performance essentially in the same class as digital still cameras with similar resolution. Additionally, the ease of use and overall performance of the new device has been validated by our leading customers."

Additional features of the MT9D111 include a sophisticated image flow processor, 10bit on-chip ADC, advanced color interpolation for truer colors and sharper details, and very fast auto white balance with gray-scale detection providing better color across a wide range of lighting conditions.

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