San Jose, California, United States:
Aptina announced today the introduction of the world’s highest
performance Full HD mobile sensor with industry leading 60fps/ 1080p
video and high dynamic range capability. Aptina’s newest high performing
mobile solution, the AR0261, targets OEMs and ODMs designing in high end
features to meet the demand for forward facing applications in
Smartphones, Tablet PCs and TV monitors. The new 1080p sensor has a
1.4-micron pixel providing outstanding low light performance with
incredibly fine detail. This unparalleled performance is enabled by 4th
generation Aptina™ MobileHDR™ technology that delivers superior low
light performance and best-in-class high dynamic range which enables
Smartphones with video capture performance that rivals video cameras
regardless of lighting conditions. Furthermore, the fast 60fps frame
rate also enables new gesture applications that open up a new way for
users to interact with their devices.
The AR0261 captures native 1080P full HD video (16:9 aspect ratio) or
720p HD video at speedy rates of 60fps for smooth video playback,
encouraging an immersive viewing experience. Smartphone users running
video applications will benefit from the image senor’s built-in video
resolution and dynamic range capabilities. MobileHDR technology
increases dynamic range to maintain image sharpness and compensate for
motion, meaning subjects can sit inside a room with challenging lighting
such as a bright window lighting a low light room without having the
subjects faces darkened during a video conference chat. The end result
is crisp, clear images and videos across varying lighting conditions.
Not only is the users’ video experience more pleasing, the sensor
employs a new design architecture that enables the fast speed while
promoting low power for longer battery life as demanded by most portable
Additionally, other exciting applications such as gesture recognition
and 3-D video capture are possible with AR0261. Accurate gesture
recognition can be enabled by the fast frame rate, while Aptina’s 3-D
technology synchronizes two AR0261 output data streams to work
collaboratively for 3-D. Exclusive front facing applications for 3-D TVs
and other devices can be enabled.
“Designers choosing the AR0261 will find new and exciting ways to enable
users to interact with their favorite devices,” said Aptina’s Roger
Panicacci, VP of Product Development. “Gesture recognition, 3-D and HDR
will open a whole new world of personal interaction with these devices.”
The AR0261 is sampling now and will be in production by summer of 2013.
Available in die and CSP packaging for OEMs and manufacturers who have
their own ISP; this sensor is also available with Aptina’s imaging
co-processor for a fully tuned, complete front facing camera solution.
The AR0261 sensor has a 1/6-inch optical format and is targeted for
standard 5.5 x 5.5mm modules with low z-heights. The AR0261 is
manufactured on the latest 300mm CMOS image sensor process at TSMC
producing category leading image sensor performance.
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions that enable
Imaging Everywhere™. Using performance enhancing technologies like Aptina
A-PixHS™ , DR-Pix™
and award winning MobileHDR™, Aptina has created a market-leading
portfolio of image sensor products found in leading consumer electronics
like smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital and video cameras, as well
as applications in surveillance, automotive, medical, video
conferencing, and gaming. Aptina drives innovation in the market with
products like the 14MP MT9F002 used in the AWARE-2 gigapixel multi-array
camera, the AR0331
surveillance image sensor, and the MT9H004 16MP APS-C DSLR camera
sensor. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com.
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Mark Wilson, 408-660-2298