Samsung's Latest Camera Sensors Boast Low-Light Prowess
Samsung has announced two new camera modules for mobile devices. The S5K3L1 offers 12 megapixels and 1080p/720p HD video capture at 30, 60, and 120 frames per second. It also has an on-chip pixel correction feature, and an RGB-white color filter array to reduce white noise. The S5K3H2 offers 8 megapixels and a range of video capture options, including 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, 720p at 60 frames per second, and VGA at 120 frames per second. Both modules use Samsung’s back side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology to offer better low-light sensitivity. The two modules are sampling now, with production expected in the second and third quarters for the S5K3H2 and S5K3L1, respectively.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules
Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung's Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers.
New Qualcomm Tech Aims to Bring High-Quality AR and VR Mainstream
Qualcomm today announced a major expansion of Spectra, its effort to offer manufacturers a drop-in hardware and software solution for easily and affordably adding advanced camera technology to phones and other devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. The expanded Spectra suite includes three new hardware camera modules.
Samsung Shrinks Latest Isocell Camera Sensors
Samsung this week announced two new Isocell image sensors for smartphones and IoT devices. The first is the Isocell Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, a 12-megapixel sensor with pixels that measure 1.28-micrometers (μm).
Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 Targets Stand-Alone XR Hardware
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, a system-on-a-chip dedicated to stand-alone virtual/augmented reality headsets. Much like Qualcomm's mobile platforms, the XR1 contains multiple modules that together enable powerful extended reality experiences.