MUNICH–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Games, virtual e-commerce, 3D online education: Augmented Reality (AR) applications with three-dimensional depth sensors connect the real to the digital world and are in high demand. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and pmdtechnologies have developed a 3D depth sensor based on Time of Flight (ToF) technology that outperforms other market solutions and targets target applications that offer a wider range of innovative consumers. friendliness. The market for 3D sensors in rear side camera smartphones is expected to reach over 500 million units per year through 2024.
“The latest 3D image sensor from Infineon and pmdtechnologies enables a new generation of applications,” said Philipp von Schierstaedt, senior vice president of Infineon Technologies AG. “It aims to create the most immersive and intelligent AR experiences, as well as better photographic results with faster autofocus in low light conditions or better night mode portraits based on segmentation of the lens. ‘picture. This latest chip development truly sets standards for imager, driver and processing improvements, as well as unprecedented ten-meter long-range capabilities at the lowest power. ”
The new chip enables integration into miniaturized camera modules, accurately measuring depth at short and long range for AR while meeting low power consumption requirements with over 40% power savings over the imager.
Extensive photography features and ease of use of long-range augmented reality
Due to its configuration flexibility, the new REAL3 ™ ToF sensor enables differentiated camera performance in a wide variety of ranges, lighting conditions and use cases while conserving device battery life. mobile. For various applications, the new sensor provides techniques such as real-time augmented reality, long-range scanning, small object reconstruction, fast low-power autofocus and image segmentation. Effects such as background blur in videos and moving scene images are easily activated without the need for post-photographic processing and regardless of the ambient lighting conditions.
In addition, transparent augmented reality sensing experiences are performed, enabling high-quality 3D depth data capture up to a distance of ten meters, without loss of resolution at shorter distances. Always-on apps like mobile AR games can greatly benefit from the low power budget required by the new sensor and provide users with longer gaming time than ever before. For applications such as 3D scanning for reconstruction of parts and objects or 3D mapping for furniture planning and other design applications, the sensor allows the measurement range to be doubled beyond the current solution on the market.
Volume delivery of this chip begins in Q2 2021, demo kits are already available.
Watch the recorded livestream of the official press event at: https://livestream.com/infineontechnologies/real3
About pmdtechnologies ag
pmdtechnologies ag, a factory-less integrated circuit company based in Siegen, Dresden and Ulm / Germany with subsidiaries in the United States, China and Korea, is the world’s leading supplier of Time-of-Time 3D CMOS digital imaging technology. Flight. Founded in 2002, the company holds more than 400 worldwide patents relating to applications based on pmd, the pmd measurement principle and its implementation. The target markets for pmd’s 3D sensors are industrial automation, automotive and the vast field of consumer applications such as smartphones.
More information is available at pmdtec.com.
Infineon Technologies AG is a global leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Infineon’s microelectronics are the key to a better future. In fiscal 2019 (ending September 30), the company achieved sales of 8.0 billion euros with approximately 41,400 employees worldwide. With the acquisition of US-based Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon has become one of the world’s top 10 semiconductor companies.
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (symbol: IFX) and in the United States on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (symbol: IFNNY).
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