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TI tips 8Mpixel camera coprocessor for handsets

Posted: 04 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:embedded image signal processor? camera coprocessor? ARM processor?


Texas Instruments Inc. has expanded its OMAP processor portfolio with the introduction of the OMAP-DM510 coprocessor that enables 8Mpixel still images and DVD-quality video capabilities in mobile phones using an embedded image signal processor (ISP) and video processors along with an ARM processor.

"Image signal processing has long been a strength of TI's, as the company pioneered some of the most advanced digital still camera solutions," said Raj Talluri, general manager for TI's Cellular Media Systems Solution business. "The OMAP-DM510 coprocessor, alongside the other OMAP-DMTM products available today, extends this legacy to deliver camera phones with a digital still camera quality experience to both the mid-tier and high-end mobile handset markets."

In addition to supporting up to 8Mpixel still images, the OMAP-DM510 delivers extremely fast shot-to-shot performance, as well as three frames per second of burst mode performance. It supports DVD quality video at 30fps for various video standards, including MPEG4 and H.264.

Leveraging third party software from members of TI's OMAP Developer Network, handset manufacturers have access to even more enhancement features, including color compensation, blink detection, face detection and smile detection. The ability to integrate such options with the OMAP and OMAP-DM processors allows manufacturers to deliver advancements in the mobile user experience and further differentiate their devices in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The OMAP-DM510 solution is sampling today with handsets expected to be on the market by early 2009.

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