TransChip introduces fully programmable, 2-Mpixel imager for camera phones

NOVEMBER 10--TransChip Inc. (Israel; www.transchip.com), a developer of integrated camera solutions for camera phones, announced the release of a fully programmable, 2-Mpixel (UXGA) CMOS camera module, the TC7030.

Nov 10th, 2004

NOVEMBER 10--TransChip Inc. (Israel; www.transchip.com), a developer of integrated camera solutions for camera phones, announced the release of a fully programmable, 2-Mpixel (UXGA) CMOS camera module, the TC7030. The new imager is part of TransChip's AlgoCam product family of fully programmable imagers.

The imager samples are currently available and TransChip will begin mass production in Q2, 2005. TransChip will be demonstrating its solution at the 3G World Congress in Hong Kong, November 16-18, 2004 in booth 1413.

TransChip's AlgoCam TC7030 is a fully programmable camera solution for camera phones. It delivers all the required hardware, software, and development tools, enabling camera applications to be designed in a matter of days.

In creating the 2-Mpixel solution, TransChip has provided a rich photographic experience that turns any camera phone into an advanced digital camera with images that are of high enough quality to be printed and sent to friends and family. It also has built-in support for continuous and strobe light flash devices and a special backlight mode that enables clear pictures of objects even with extremely bright background conditions. The 1600 x 1200-pixel sensor array offers on-chip image processing, with a resize capability for the exact dimensions of any target LCD display. An on-chip PLL supports a wide range of input clocks ranging from 3.68 to 80 MHz and provides built-in support for autofocus lenses.

TransChip Inc. is a developer of integrated camera solutions for mobile phones. The company's solutions include image capture, digital image processing, and compression. This novel and unique approach enables mobile handset vendors to incorporate high quality imaging technology into their next generation handsets with fast time-to-market. The company produces the CoderCam family of imagers with integrated image signal processing and JPEG compression and the AlgoCam family of fully programmable imagers for high-end camera phones.

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