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Toshiba, Movidius to make 3D smartphone camera

Posted: 06 Feb 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smartphone market  3D 

Toshiba Electronics and mobile multimedia processor company Movidius have partnered to develop a 3D system solution for the smartphone market.

Movidius' MA1178 Dual ISP and video processor chip has been combined with Toshiba's 8 Megapixel EDOF (extended depth of field) cameras to enable 3D camera module manufacturers to deliver a compelling 3D imaging solution, ideally suited to top of the range smartphones, the companies said. EDOF cameras offer distinct advantages over traditional autofocus in terms of 3D synchronisation.

"The Toshiba 8 Megapixel EDOF cameras and the Movidius MA1178 allow a perfect focus matching of stereoscopic images, which leads to superior 3D picture quality. The system solution offers flexibility for customers to implement a symmetric or asymmetric set up of either two 8 megapixel EDOF cameras or a combination of 8 and 3 megapixel EDOF cameras."

"Movidius' Myriad 3D solution delivers multimedia features beyond what is offered by any other player in the mobile 3D market," commented Shiro Ando, vice president, Toshiba Electronics Europe. "Movidius' leading 3D imaging capabilities complement the high functionality of Toshiba's EDOF cameras, enabling mobile handset makers to meet consumer demand for a superior 3D mobile experience. Simultaneously, they simplify the manufacturing process by rectifying distortion via software rather than requiring laser trimming during production."

Movidius will demonstrate the 3D system solution at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona.

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