Aptina Announces Native 1080p System on Chip Solution for High Definition Video Imaging Applications

posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 3:47 PM EDT

Press Release


Aptina's logo. Click here to visit the Aptina website!First Full HD, 1/6-Inch SOC designed for Mobile, Tablet and Notebook Market

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptina, a leading provider of CMOS imaging solutions to the world’s most popular consumer electronics manufacturers, today announced the AS0260 SOC (system on chip) imaging solution. The 2-megapixel native 1080p SOC delivers exceptional performance, and meets strict form factor requirements (z-height less than 3.5mm) for ultra-thin, full HD video applications within the video-centric consumer electronics market. The new SOC has a 1/6-inch optical format and a new 1.4-micron pixel featuring Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology to provide excellent low-light performance. The new SOC provides HD video at 1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps with powerful image processing capabilities critical for sharp, clear video capture.

“This SOC readily meets the needs of the OEM market with excellent performance, quick adoption across platforms, and advanced features for a variety of innovative video conferencing applications.”
The AS0260 provides SOC-specific features including integrated multi-camera synchronization for stereo or 3D cameras, perspective correction for off-axis camera placement, adaptive polynomial lens shading correction, UVC interface support for USB/ISP bridge devices, as well as automatic image correction and enhancement. Additionally, the AS0260 provides OEMs with advantages over many other Full HD (or 1080p) solutions currently on the market with MJPEG formatted data output to enable video streaming with reduced bandwidth; a presence detection feature combined with ambient light sensing for system power savings, and face detection and tracking capability for identity and security applications.

“The AS0260 is a great addition to our growing portfolio of HD video solutions,” said Farshid Sabet, VP and GM of Aptina’s mobile, PC and gaming business. “This SOC readily meets the needs of the OEM market with excellent performance, quick adoption across platforms, and advanced features for a variety of innovative video conferencing applications.”

About Aptina A-Pix Technology
Aptina A-Pix technology is a series of advanced pixel technologies, featuring lightguide, deep photodiode, and 65 nm pixel design rules that cost-effectively advance pixel performance. A-Pix technology enhances quantum efficiency and minimizes crosstalk to capture sharp images with vibrant colors even in the low-light conditions that challenge traditional sensors. Aptina has already shipped millions of imaging products containing earlier generations of Aptina’s reliable and established pixel technology. For more information, visit Aptina’s website at http://www.aptina.com/products/technology/aptina_a-pix.jsp

Aptina’s AS0260 is currently being sampled by several tier-1 OEMs. Mass production is scheduled for CYQ1 2012. It is available in Die and CSP packages.

About Aptina
Aptina Imaging Corporation is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications, video conferencing, barcode scanners, toys, and gaming. Aptina enables Imaging Everywhere™ and continually drives innovation in the market as seen with the introduction of the first 14MP CMOS image sensor for point-and-shoot and hybrid cameras (MT9F001), and the industry’s first 5MP SOC with ¼” format (MT9P111). Privately held, Aptina’s investors include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital and Micron Technology. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com or subscribe to the latest news from Aptina by copying the Aptina RSS feed into your favorite RSS reader.

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