CogniVue, Fraunhofer Debut Supersmall Camera at Electronica
As automotive electronics takes center stage at Electronica this week in Munich, a “microcamera” module recently designed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for driver-assistance applications is expected to enjoy the spotlight.
The Ottawa embedded vision IP vendor CogniVue and Berlin’s Fraunhofer Institute revealed Tuesday that they have collaborated on development of the microcamera. It uses CogniVue’s image processing technology and a Freescale Semiconductor image cognition processor based on CogniVue’s IP.
The new camera module — an image sensor with optics mounted on a printed circuit board — measures 16x16x12 cubic millimeters. It is visibly smaller than current-generation driver-assist cameras, whose edge lengths are “20x20x20 cubic millimeters (without optics),” according to a Fraunhofer press release.