ChipWrights has launched a color pipeline product for camera applications with non-System-on-Chip (SoC) sensors on the lines of its CW5631 SoC.
The device uses one or two CW5631, and a DDR2 DRAM. The second SoC can be used either as a system processor or a stand-alone device in the prevailing designs.
The chip features 16-bit streaming input and output ports, deployable for BT.601 or BT.656 operation. The image pipeline is employed in the software that runs on a DSP and can be customized. The device receives raw data in the Bayer format and transmits the image as YUV422i.
Customers will be able to make changes and customize the product. The device includes bad pixel interpolation, auto-white balance and auto-exposure calculations. It also has a black level clip, and can correct and adjust lens shading. The attached library of image features include kens developing and wavelet de-noising. The device features improvement of focus and range, eliminates fog and haze and face identification.
The first SoC offers Ethernet connection control, SD card, optional hard drive and running a web server for browser-based camera control, while deploying a 5Mpixel Aptina sensor. The system can also be deployed as a turnkey solution.