Dual Aperture reveals DSP partner
Startup Dual Aperture has developed a four-color sensor that includes, red, green, blue and infra-red pixels, instead of the traditional GRGB "Bayer" filter pattern. The sensor uses two apertures, one for the RGB spectrum and the other for the IR spectrum, to simultaneously capture two distinct images with different sharpness levels.
Dual Aperture and eWBM plan to work with Silicon File Technologies Inc. (Gyeonggi, South Korea), recently merged with SK Hynix Inc., to create a single sensor capable of multiple functions including imaging and gesture recognition (see Sensor captures images and gestures).
eWBM will provide engineering resources to further improve the function of Dual Aperture’s technology at the DSP level. These technologies will enable: image generation and enhancement, depth map generation and gesture tracking.
"Because of its small form factor and low power usage, Dual Aperture’s four-color sensor technology can be used in various consumer devices including smart phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and automobile applications, and an optimized semiconductor solution from eWBM only enhances the Dual Aperture advantage," said David Lee, CEO of Dual Aperture, in a statement.
"We have looked at many other solutions, but Dual Aperture’s technology was by far the best solution to address richer interaction with smart devices," said Stephen Oh, CEO of eWBM, in the same statement.
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