Heptagon claims to offer first integrated 3D imaging system ready for mass production in smartphones, tablets and phablets.
Imaging sensor from Heptagon.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) a developer of small cameras, has announced that a 2 by 2 3D imaging system is ready for mass production and use in smartphones, phablet and tablet computers.
The TrueD H2 array camera is said to be the first in a series of 3D imaging and depth-sensing cameras that Heptagon is introducing to the market. Heptagon did not provide details of the image resolution, data output formats of physical dimensions of the camera.
The TrueD H2 has been reported to measure 5.9mm by 5.8mm by 2.25mm.
As well as capturing the image the array camera captures short-range depth information that can be used for gesture and user recognition, background removal and image enhancement. The feature set is typical used for the front-facing camera on a smart device, but can also be used to complement the smart devices primary high resolution image sensor, Heptagon said.
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— Peter Clarke is a freelance writer for EE Times Europe. EE Times Europe