Development of Dual Camera Module Capable of Simultaneous Output of Images and Depth Data
Toshiba will start sample shipment of “TCM9518MD” a dual camera module capable of simultaneous output of both images as well as depth data for application in smartphones, tablet as well as other mobile devices. The new camera module is industry’s first camera modules to incorporate twin 1/4-inch optical format 5-megapixel CMOS camera modules (5 megapixels x 2 arrays), which can simultaneously output recorded images and depth data. The dedicated image processing LSI of the “TCM9518MD” will measure and appends depth data to objects in the image.
The module supports new photo functions, including focus and defocus and even allows objects in photographs to be extracted and erased.