Toshiba’s 2-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for Vehicles Mitigates LED Flicker

October 7, 2015  by  

TOSHIBA 10-5-15 2M_CMOS-3Toshiba Corporation announced it has developed a new 2-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, “CSA02M00PB,” equipped with LED flicker mitigation function.

Sample shipments begin in March 2016. The new sensor will be exhibited at the 22nd ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux, France, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 9.

The new 2MP sensor is equipped with Toshiba’s original LED flicker (pulsed LED) mitigation circuit*1 to minimize image flicker caused by LED light sources. When recording LED traffic lights and signs with conventional CMOS image sensors, the output images often flickers, preventing an accurate sensing function. Toshiba’s sensor mitigates the flicker and delivers clear images for faster, more accurate image sensing.

Gentex Unveils an Intelligent Rear Vision System with a Rearward-Facing Camera – Full Display Mirror (FDM)

October 6, 2015  by  

Gentex FDM

Gentex Corporation introduced a Full Display Mirror™, an intelligent rear vision system that uses a rearward-facing camera and mirror-integrated video display to optimize a vehicle’s rearward view.

The company noted that current design trends are yielding vehicles with small rear windows that are often further obstructed by headrests, passengers, roof support pillars, etc. These factors can significantly hinder the mirror’s rearward view.

Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P5 DSP Boosts Performance by 13X, Requires 5X Less Energy

October 6, 2015  by  


cadence 10-6-15 Image 1 - Tensilica Vision P5 Block DiagramCadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS)  announced the new Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP), its flagship high-performance vision/imaging DSP core.

The imaging and vision DSP core offers up to 13X performance boost, with an average of 5X less energy usage on vision tasks compared to the previous generation IVP-EP imaging and video DSP.

The Tensilica Vision P5 DSP is built for applications requiring ultra-high memory and operation parallelism to support complex vision processing at high resolution and high frame rates. As such, it is ideal for off-loading vision and imaging functions from the main CPU to increase throughput and reduce power.

TomTom Launches RoadDNA and HAD Map

September 21, 2015  by  

TomTom-self-driving-software-2015-09-14-01TomTom (TOM2) announces the launch of TomTom RoadDNA, a product for vehicle localisation that will help make automated driving a reality. Designed with vehicle data storage and processing limitations in mind, RoadDNA delivers location information that can be integrated into the on-board system of a vehicle.

“We know that the future of automated driving hinges on the ability of a vehicle to continuously know exactly where it is located on the road,” Harold Goddijn, TomTom CEO, said. “TomTom RoadDNA is the only technology of its kind* that delivers highly accurate vehicle localisation content in an efficient and cost effective way.”

Renesas R-Car T2 SoC for Ethernet AVB Vehicle Camera Networks Aids Video Delivery to Multiple Systems

September 18, 2015  by  

20150909-r-car-t2Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the development of the R-Car T2 system-on-a-chip (SoC), an SoC for Ethernet AVB-enabled vehicle camera networks that joins R-Car Family devices for infotainment, instrument cluster and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) applications.

The R-Car T2 enables the delivery of high-resolution camera video through multiple systems while maintaining real-time performance with low latency levels. These capabilities provide the “surround view” monitoring and obstacle detection applications that contribute to safe driving experiences.