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Microsoft buys 3-D sensor firm

10/31/2010 10:42 PM EDT
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selinz
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selinz   11/2/2010 8:57:38 PM
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3D is definitely the future. both in input and output. Detecting 3d movement as well as conveying the appropriate 3d response...

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_hm   11/1/2010 11:08:00 PM
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There was apparant need for 3D camera as 3D TV gets more popularity. However, we wish following: Are this 3D camera sensor chip HD, 1080P at 30 fps? Also, what kind of data rate will need to interface this sensors in full HD mode? Will HDMI suffice thier requirement? Will it need MPEG-5? Alongwith this new 3D camera sensros, do we need arrival new 3D monitors for PCs and laptops?

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eewiz   11/1/2010 5:46:22 AM
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@t.alex its not an accelerometer. 3D cameras are used to find the distance of a point from the camera. Its similar to a RADAR where you send out a pulse and measure the Time of Arrival of the reflected pulse. Once you find the distance of all the points you can create a 3D surface.

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phoenixdave   11/1/2010 4:09:45 AM
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My guess would be controller-less video games, such as the Kinect system about to be released.

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t.alex   11/1/2010 1:23:16 AM
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Anyone has any idea how this sensor IC is used? Is it another accelerometer?

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