Mobile group drafts phone-camera specs

Nov 30, 2005

An industry group Wednesday released two new specifications for next-generation camera phones.

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface Alliance said the specs would speed up the development of new devices by reducing component development time and increasing interoperability of processors and sensors.

The New Jersey-based organization predicted eventual attainment of performance above 10 pixels.

The Camera Serial Interface 2 spec solves interconnection challenges through a scalable interface between the camera and application processors. Known as CSI-2, the spec is based on a low-pin-count, low-bandwidth serial interface that will accommodate a higher data rate.

The second spec, D-PHY, involves the "physical layer" of the phone that holds the interfaces and is based on 1.2-volt power supply and handles a wide range of anticipated semiconductor technologies.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Hackers force message on websites via US firm

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Bargains and options abound for PC buyers

Aug 20, 2013

There is a silver lining in the struggles of the PC industry. Bargains abound if you're buying a computer for a student heading to school this fall, or if you're finally upgrading that creaky old Windows XP machine.

Recommended for you

A green data center with an autonomous power supply

51 minutes ago

A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented ...

After a data breach, it's consumers left holding the bag

1 hour ago

Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click "purchase" on your online shopping cart ...

Can we create an energy efficient Internet?

1 hour ago

With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce energy consumption of such devices.

Brain inspired data engineering

2 hours ago

What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.

E-Voting: Risky technology or great improvement?

3 hours ago

On this forthcoming weekend the Australian state election takes place, and in Victoria State they will be using a new e-voting system to improve secrecy, reliability and user-friendliness. But how secure are such systems? ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.