They are under continuous development to meet evolving market demands and achieve highest possible image quality.
|Key feature||End user benefit|
|High resolutions, data rates, high precision, low power||Supports up to 256MP at data rates over 500MHz. Bayer data from 10 to 16 bits per pixel|
|World-leading embedded HDR functionality||All forms of in-sensor, multi-frame and single-frame HDR supported within “always on” video and still modes, using Apical’s “iridix” local tone mapping engine. Better highlights and shadows.|
|State of the art noise reduction||Sophisticated 2D and 3D noise reduction algorithms give unmatched low-light performance and high ISO performance|
|Advanced capture modes||Zero Shutter Lag, Still + Video, Burst, ZSL HDR are supported|
|Accurate colors in all conditions||Intelligent color management gives natural colors in all conditions|
|Advanced functions||Digital anti-shake, digital anti-fog, multiple simultaneous broadcast-quality zoom/rescale|
|Low cost||Optimised for low silicon area implementation in geometries down to 28nm.|
Apical employs numerous technologies for creation of both software and hardware components to enable rapid development, verification, customizability and support.
- Space-variant WDR/HDR processing (“iridix”)
- A wide range of WDR/HDR capture modes for still and video
- Advanced spatial (2D) noise reduction (“sinter”)
- Motion-compensated temporal (3D) noise reduction (“temper”)
- Pixel-by-pixel digital ISO control
- Auto Exposure for single or multiple exposure sensors
- Advanced Auto White Balance and color processing
- Auto Focus
- Lens shading correction via multiple algorithms
- Digital Image Stabilization
- 3D capture support
We use a unique and powerful system for building ISP firmware which yields high performance and is readily customized to different end use applications.
We support image quality tuning via a suite of calibration and control applications.
The IP core is proven in production silicon to 40nm.
|Hardware pipe||Firmware package||Image Quality Assessment and Calibration tools||Support|
|High performance image processor with advanced functionality, low power and high pixel throughput.||Full camera control firmware including advanced modes for AE, AWB and AF.Sensor support program via relationships with all major sensor vendors.||PC calibration for sensor noise profilling, colour calibration and lens shading calibration.Complete set of image quality metrics sensor by sensor (Imatest).||Full and proven support through all stages from initial RTL through SoC verification to firmware support and module tuning.|
Apical has partnered with Altera to deliver a complete product-ready package for camera makers wishing to use the Apical ISP with specific sensors.
A complete reference design is provided on the Altera EP3C120 Development kit.
See Altera for more information.