|TransChip announces TC6030 1.3 megapixel camera module for mobile phones|
Posted: 15-Jun-2004 [Source: TransChip]
[TransChip demonsrates its new TC6030 1.3 megapixel camera module at CommunicAsia. The TC6030 module reportedly offers improved color quality in comparison to available megapixel CMOS imagers.]
Singapore -- TransChip Inc., a leading developer of integrated camera solutions for mobile phones and other multimedia-enabled devices, today announced the release of its 1.3 megapixel camera module, the TC6030, for mobile devices. Volume shipments of the chip will begin in November, 2004. TransChip will be exhibiting the new camera module at CommunicAsia 2004, 15-18 June, at the Singapore Expo, booth 6E4-05.
"TransChip's programmable image processing provides more realistic colors in comparison with other available megapixel CMOS imagers, according to mobile handset vendors that have seen the initial TC6030 demonstration," said Viktor Ariel, CEO of TransChip. "Our potential customers will be able to become familiar with TC6030 performance at CommunicAsia, one of the leading mobile shows in Asia. We have listened closely to our customers and created a solution that is the best-fit for manufacturers, vendors and end-users."
The TC6030 produces SXGA (1280 x 960 pixels) resolution images, and can be downsized to smaller target screen resolutions, with no loss of clarity or color quality. The TC6030 implements sophisticated image-processing algorithms using a programmable micro-controller and dedicated hardware to create either YUV or display-ready RGB images. The user can control the output image size, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness. Advanced anti-shading on raw image data significantly improves the relative illumination of the subjects being photographed. Optical color crosstalk correction provides easier color reconstruction.
The TC6030 implements automatic exposure control, using programmable regions of interest within each picture, to calculate optimal exposure parameters. Programmable auto-white-balance is also incorporated. On-the-fly defective pixel correction ensures that each picture captured is of the highest quality. TC6030 supports power saving in reduced resolution modes, lengthening the battery life of the portable consumer electronic device.
In addition, The TC6030 has an on-chip PLL that can support a wide range of input clock frequencies, covering all commonly used frequencies in GSM and CDMA handsets. An easy-to-use API enables handset manufacturers to perform quick integration of the camera module into their handset designs.
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