THine Electronics, Inc., a semiconductor company focusing on high speed serial interfaces and image signal processing, and California Eastern Laboratories, Inc. (“CEL”) the exclusive sales and technical support partner of THine for the Americas and Israel, today announced launching a CDK, Camera Development Kit, which provides an innovative ease-of-design tool to advanced camera system developers.
More advanced camera systems require specialized co-dependency of multiple components, resulting in more complicated design challenges. ISP firmware design is one of the hardest challenges, as it depends on (1) CMOS image sensor and related camera module components such as the lens, (2) image improvements according to Customer’s requirements and preferences, and (3) other requirements such as video compression. In addition, typical ISP firmware development needs thousands of script lines, which requires highly trained programming expertise. Using the CDK enables lower development costs and faster time to market than other alternatives including FPGA’s and ASIC’s.
The CDK consists of hardware, firmware, and THine’s specialized GUI-based tuning tool requiring limited expertise with minimum training. The interactive GUI-based software provides real-time camera image feedback, facilitating image tuning and system device changes to be optimized for customer preferred CMOS sensors/modules. The CDK supports all the critical image processing functions such as Noise Reduction, Defect Correction, Exposure Control, Focus Control, White Balance Control, Video Compression, and more.
Applications include, but are not limited to, wearable cameras for XR (AR/VR/MR), surveillance cameras, machine vision, document scanners, and medical equipment.