AutoSens Brussels Agenda
Autosens Brussels to be held in September 2018 announces its preliminary speakers list.
Daqri on Importance of Latency in AR/VR Imaging
Daqri Chief Scientist Daniel Wagner publishes an article "Motion to Photon Latency in AR and VR applications:"Daqri tells about its latency optimization achievements: "Overall, what is the final latency we can achieve with such a system? The answer is: It depends.
Lucid Demos Sony Polarization Sensor
LUCID Vision Labs demos Sony IMX250MYR polarized color sensor in its Phoenix camera family. The 5 MP GS sensor with 3.45µm pixel and frame rates of up to 24 fps is based on the popular IMX250 Sony Pregius CMOS color sensor with polarizing filters added to the pixel.
Fiat-Chrysler Autonomous Car Relies on 5 LiDARs and 8 Cameras
Fiat-Chrysler 5-year plan presentation shows its Level 4 autonomous car with 5 LiDARs and 8 cameras.
Canon and Nikon pro mirrorless wishlist
Canon and Nikon may have concentrated on entry to mid-level mirrorless cameras so far, but both companies are expected to launch high-end models by the end of the year.
TrinamiX Paper in Nature
Nature publishes BASF spin-off TrinamiX paper "Focus-Induced Photoresponse: a novel way to measure distances with photodetectors" by Oili Pekkola, Christoph Lungenschmied, Peter Fejes, Anke Handreck, Wilfried Hermes, Stephan Irle, Christian Lennartz, Christian Schildknecht, Peter Schillen, Patrick S...
ON Semi Talks about Automotive Pixel Technologies
AutoSens publishes an interview with ON Semi talking about "Super Exposing" pixel that reduces LED flicker and other ON innovations for the automotive market:
3D Imaging with PDAF Pixels
OSA Optics Express publishes a paper "Depth extraction with offset pixels" by W. J. Yun, Y. G. Kim, Y. M. Lee, J. Y. Lim, H. J. Kim, M. U. K. Khan, S. Chang, H. S. Park, and C. M. Kyung, KAIST, QiSens, and Kongju National University, Korea.
ams 48MP 30fps Full-Frame GS Imager Enters Mass Production
BusinessWire: ams announces its CMV50000, a high-speed 48MP global shutter CMOS sensor for machine vision applications, has entered into mass production and is available for purchase in high volumes now.The CMV50000, which features a 35mm-format 7920 x 6004 array of 4.
Omnivision Announces New Sensors for Medical Applications
OmniVision announces the 1/11-inch OH01A HD sensor employing the 1.1um PureCel-S pixel stacked-die architecture to provide the compact size, high resolution and cost effectiveness required for the next generation of disposable and reusable endoscopes and catheters.
GPixel Presents Large BSI Sensor
GPixel claims it has created the world's largest BSI CMOS sensor, GSENSE6060. The pixel array area of the 37.7MP, 10um pixel sensor is 61.44 x 61.
Sony Polarization Sensor Demo
FLIR publishes a demo of Sony IMX250MZR polarization imaging:
International Image Sensor Society Calls for Award Nominations
The International Image Sensor Society (IISS) calls for nominations for IISS Exceptional Lifetime Achievement Award, IISS Pioneering Achievement Award, and IISS Exceptional Service Award. The Awards are to be presented at the 2019 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW) (to be held in the USA).
Arm Mali V76 GPU Supports 8K Video Encoding in Mobile Devices
Arm announces Mali-V76 GPU supporting 8K video encoding up to 30fps and decoding up to 60fps.
Mantis Vision 3D Camera in Xiaomi Smartphone
PRNewswire: Mantis Vision announces a strategic partnership with one of the largest smartphone makers in China, Xiaomi.
Etron Has High Hopes for its 3D Solution
Digitimes: Etron 3D wide-angle sensor-based face recognition modules adopted by Ant Financial, the online payment arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, at its first unmanned store in Hangzhou, China, a move that is expected to significantly improve Etrons's revenue and profits.
Yole on ON Semi Leadership in Automotive Imaging
Yole article "ON Semiconductor is the new king of the road for image sensors" states that ON Semiconductor automotive image sensor sales are growing. Yole estimates that they accounted for 48% of the imaging division’s $768M sales in 2017.
Xintec Unable to Fill 12-inch WLP Line
Digitimes reports that Xintec has hard time recovering from the loss of its major investor and customer Omnivision. The company has decided to suspend its 12-inch WLP production line for a year due to disappointing demand for mass-market applications.
Velodyne Lidar 101
Velodyne publishes a promotional video explaining its technology:
Panasonic Develops 250m-Range APD-based ToF Sensor
Panasonic has developed a TOF image sensorthat uses avalanche PD (APD) pixels and is capable of capturing range imaging of objects up to 250m even at night with poor visibility (there is no mention what is the range in mid-day sunlight).
Gil Amelio on Patent Infrigements
Investors Business Daily publishes Gil Amelio article with a story of Pictos vs Samsung lawsuit:"A typical small inventive company, Pictos Technologies, was put out of business after Samsung aggressively infringed its intellectual property.
Canon Explores Large Image Sensor Future
Canon publishes an article on its image sensor projects for academic and industrial customers.The world's largest high-Sensitivity CMOS sensor is measuring ~20 cm square.
F-35 Gets 6 Cameras for Surround View
PRNewswire: Surround view cameras reach defense industry. Lockheed Martin selectes Raytheon to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet.
Mazda CX-3 SUV Features Nighttime Pedestrian Detection
Nikkei: Mazda CX-3 compact SUV comes with, as a standard feature, an automatic emergency braking system that supports nighttime pedestrians detection:"Nighttime pedestrians are detected by the monocular camera.
NIT Demos Log Sensor with LED Flicker Suppression
New Imaging Technologies publishes a demo of its NSC1701 sensor featuring LED flicker suppression mode:
ams Compares 3D Imaging Approaches
ams investors presentation from Dec 2017 compares different 3D imaging technologies:
ON Semi LED Flicker Mitigation Demo
ON Semi demos its LED flicker reduction in AR0233 automotive HDR sensor:
Thermal Imaging on Production Floor
ULIS publishes a video showing its high-speed thermal sensors advantages in production applications:ALA reports that Sofradir-owned ULIS goes through a restructuring over the next few months:“Faced with growing competition, we need to be smarter and more efficient about how we manage our assets go...
Sony RX100 VI review so far
The Sony RX100 VI is a high-end compact aimed at enthusiasts. It takes the earlier Mark V with its 20 MP sensor, confident focusing, 4k video and super slow motion, but squeezes a longer 24-200mm range into essentially the same body.
Airy3D Demos RGB-3D Imager
Montreal, Canada-based Airy3D startup works to create a combined 3D and RGB sensor technology:"DepthIQ is underpinned by a transmissive diffraction mask (TDM) made with standard semiconductor technology.
2018 Harvest Imaging Forum Topics
Albert Theuwissen announces 2018 Harvest Imaging Forum topics:Prof. Marian Verhelst (KU Leuven, Belgium): “Efficient Embedded Deep Learning for Vision Application”Prof. Wilfried Philips (Univ. Ghent, Belgium): “Image and Data Fusion”.
ADI Talks about its LiDAR for the First Time
SeekingAlpha transcript of Analog Devices earnings call has an interesting mention about the company's LiDAR development:"If turn to autonomous vehicles, we haven’t really talked much before about our LIDAR solution, but we’re gaining design-ins today in long and short range, LIDAR systems with ...
After Kickstarter Success, SiOnyx Continues on Indiegogo
After the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, SiOnyx starts another one on Indiegogo:
Imasenic on Way to Gfps Image Sensors
Workshop on Computational Image Sensors and Smart Cameras held in May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain publishes Renato Turchetta's presentation "Towards Gfps CMOS image sensors:"
Tunable Plasmonic Filters Enable Time-Sequential Color Imaging
ACS Photonics paper "Tunable Multispectral Color Sensor with Plasmonic Reflector" by Vladislav Jovanov, Helmut Stiebig, and Dietmar Knipp from Jacobs University Bremen and Institute of Photovoltaics Jülich, Germany proposes plasmonic reflectors for color imaging:"Vertically integrated color sensors...
WD My Passport Wireless SSD review
The WD My Passport Wireless SSD is a smart drive that lets you backup SD cards in the field without lugging around a laptop. Built-in Wifi lets you browse or share the drive with phones or tablets or even stream content to a smart TV.
Trioptics Active Alignment, Assembly and Testing of Camera Modules
Germany-based Trioptics demos Procam, its modular manufacturing line for active alignment, assembly and testing of camera modules in mass production:
Microsoft Opens Access to Hololens Cameras
Microsoft opens access to a raw video stream from cameras in its Hololens AR headset, including 3D ToF camera:"The depth camera uses active infrared (IR) illumination to determine depth through time-of-flight. The camera can operate in two modes.
Infineon Predicts Autonomous Cars with More Radars than Cameras
Infineon investors presentation reveals the company's view on future autonomous cars:
imec is Back to Film, Organic Film
imec promotes its organic film image sensors:"We demonstrated a first film measuring 6 by 8 cm – which can check 4 fingers simultaneously – and which has a resolution of 200ppi. The second film – designed for a single fingerprint – has a resolution of 500ppi.
More AutoSens Detroit Interviews
AutoSens publishes more interviews from Detroit:Xenomatix talks about many design wins for its LiDAR:Tetravue talks about its technology:FLIR talks about thermal camera for automotive applications:Algolux talks about its ML algorithms:
Depth Sensing: From Exotic to Ubiquitous
Embedded Vision Alliance publishes a video lecture "The Evolution of Depth Sensing: From Exotic to Ubiquitous" delivered by Erik Klaas, CTO of 8tree in September 2017.
AutoSens Detroit Inteviews
AutoSens publishes a number of videos from its Detroit conference:Sony Depth Sensing Demo:SensL talks about its acquisition by ON Semi:
New Companies Alliance Unveils First Products
Vancouver, Canada-based Imagica Technology and Lumiense Photonics close and agreement with Tucson, AZ-based Maxwell-Hiqe (M-H) to be their exclusive global distributor. Both Imagica and Lumiense were founded by Rob Hannebauer, while M-H is led by David Gilblom.
Amazon Echo Look Includes Intel 3D Camera
PocketNow: Finally, Intel RealSense technology has been integrated into a mass market device, quite a milestone.
Espros TOF Academy
Espros pre-announces the TOF Academy in its May 2018 newsletter:"TOF is a relatively new domain in engineering sciences...
ON Semi Unveils Regulator with 98dB PSRR and 6.6uV Noise
BusinessWire: ON Semi NCP16x series of LDO regulators comprises four devices with an input voltage range from 1.9V to 5.5V and output current of 250 mA, 450 mA and 700 mA in a common package footprint. Ultra-high PSRR of 98 dB blocks power supply noise, while ultra-low noise of 6.
DxOMark Expects "Numerous" Triple Camera Smartphones Next Year
AndroidHeadlines publishes an article based on interview with DxOMark Marketing VP Nicolas Touchard."Smartphones with three lenses on their rear plates will hence become much more numerous “as early as next year,” Mr.
Sony Dual Selfie Camera
Sony Mobile publishes an article on its Dual Selfie camera in Xperia XA2 Ultra smartphone:"The Dual Selfie Camera offers the standard 80 degree lens for close ups, alongside a super wide 120 degree lens for wider images, giving you the best of both worlds.
GPixel and TowerJazz Announce Prototypes of 2.5um Global Shutter Pixel Sensor
Globenewswire: TowerJazz and Gpixel announce a Gpixel's GMAX0505, a 25MP sensor based on TowerJazz's 2.5um global shutter pixel in a 1.1" optical format with the highest resolution in C-mount optics.