China’s phone brand Oppo has teamed up with AlpsenTek to use Hybrid Vision Sensing (HVS) technology to improve picture quality on mobile phones.
AlpsenTek’s hybrid sensor approach combines the traditional CMOS image sensor (CIS) and the event-based sensor (EVS) at the pixel level. This provides large trade off space between high frame rate, high dynamic range, low power consumption, and low data redundancy (see Machine vision chip firm AlpsenTek raises US$30 million).
In this case HVS will be used to extract motion and image data to enhance picture quality and allow for deblurring, augmented resolution, and slow-motion reconstruction, as well as other features required for machine sensing. This will be accomplished by leveraging Snapdragon Mobile Platforms from Qualcomm Technologies.
“Vision sensors are now expected to provide additional data such as distance, spectrum, and motion on top of 2D color information,” said Jian Deng, founder and CEO of AlpsenTek, in a statement.
“Together with Oppo, we designed the Alpix-Eiger sensor to seamlessly integrate into mobile phone applications and worked with Qualcomm Technologies to optimize on Snapdragon. It produces image quality comparable to leading mobile sensors with the added functionality of EVS,” Deng added.