e-con Systems introduced the e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD 5M pixel camera module with a S-mount lens holder. The e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD is based on the Omnivision’s OV5642 CMOS image sensor. The OV5642 can be interfaced directly with application processors — such as the OMAP35x, PXA3xx, and PXA27. The S-mount lens holder enables engineers to choose a lens that optically meets their application requirements — such as field of view, depth of focus, minimum focal distance, and adjustable focal length. The e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD camera module includes Linux and Windows CE drivers.
Novelics introduced the coolSRAM-6T embedded memory IP and MemQuest compiler, which are enhanced with Novelics 3G optimizations. The coolSRAM-6T IP is implemented in bulk logic CMOS technology, requiring no additional manufacturing costs. The coolSRAM-6T enables ASSP and ASIC designers to achieve higher performance and more power-efficient system-on-chips (SoCs). The SRAM-6T in 40nm is available for licensing now. The initial offering is offered in TSMC’s 40nm GP / LP technologies. Support for UMC, GF, and SMIC will also be offered.
ZMDI announced the ZSSC3017 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC). The ZMDI ZSSC3017 features high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions. The CMOS device is ideal for altimeter/barometer systems, data merging with GPS receivers, medical gas and infusion pumps, and robotics. The ZSSC3017 is available as die for wafer bonding or in a TSSOP14 package. Packaged parts are priced at 1.13 Euro / 1.59 US$ in volumes of 10k. Samples and wafer material are available now.
imec, Renesas Technology, and M4S announced a complete transceiver with RF, baseband, and data converter circuits in 40nm low-power CMOS. The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard. In a next phase of imec’s ‘green radio’ research program, the focus will be on further reducing the bill of materials and energy consumption by continuing the research on digitally-inspired SAW-less transceivers and power efficient transmitters.
Aptina and eASIC teamed on a H.264 High Definition (HD) reference design that is capable of supporting up to 720p/30fps rates. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is aimed at enabling and simplifying the development for a new class of low-cost HD applications and making low-cost HD solutions available for the masses. It is ideal for low-cost HD camcorders, baby monitors, public transportation, wireless surveillance, medical, and industrial/automotive vision systems. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is available now from eASIC. Pricing for the eDVR9200 CODEC IC starts at $4.95 in high volume.