German Company Launches 1st Ever 9 MP Cell Phone Camera Module
September 22, 2008 6:42 PM | Interesting |
|Germany's Digital Imaging Systems today announced the launch and availability of the first ever 9 MP (Megapixel) camera module for mobile phones. Its new DIS6931 camera modules provide rich features such as auto-focus, high quality lenses, mechanical shutter and ND-filter with integrated actuators and an easy to access platform software, enabling high-end digital still camera (DSC) quality in mobile phones. DIS is exhibiting at this week’s Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany, hall 03.1, stand number D007.|
With its unique platform concept the new DIS6931 camera module enables existing customers to upgrade their DIS camera modules to higher pixel resolutions without hardware change in the host and with the shortest possible software integration time.
The DIS6931 is an all in one DSC quality camera module with a simple command interface. It incorporates a high resolution CMOS sensor, advanced optical lens system with mechanical shutter and ND-filter, a proprietary interface / control DSP, miniaturized and proprietary low power actuators and a common firmware platform.
The common control interface allows seamless upgrades between different DIS camera modules such as higher resolution or optical zoom. The ultra-fast autofocus (<300ms) and the fast click-to-capture time (<200ms) compete with mid range DSC’s, enabling image capture of fast moving objects such as sports events.
The module delivers image data with a max resolution of 3488 x 2616 pixels through either a parallel interface or optional MIPI interface. It also supports a variety of different view finder and HDTV sizes with frame rates up to 30fps (e.g.720p) DIS6931 pre-production samples are available now; volume production is planned for end of Q4 2008.