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9 Megapixel Module for Cameraphones Launched

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Germany based Digital Imaging Systems (DIS) has announced the launch of the first ever 9 Megapixel camera module for mobile phones. Its new camera modules provide rich features such as auto focus, high quality lenses, mechanical shutter and ND filter with integrated actuators and an easy to access platform software, enabling high end digital still camera (DSC) quality in mobile phones.

"We wanted to maintain our leadership in digital still camera (DSC) quality modules for mobile phones to create new market opportunities for handset manufacturers. With our ultra fast AF (auto-focus), the fastest mobile click-to-capture time and excellent picture quality, we are in a strong position to drive the convergence of mid-range DSC's into mobile devices," said Roland Pudelko, CEO of Digital Imaging Systems.

The DIS6931 is an all in one DSC quality camera module with a command interface. It incorporates a high resolution CMOS sensor, advanced optical lens system with mechanical shutter and ND-filter, a proprietary interface / control DSP, miniaturized and proprietary low power actuators and a common firmware platform.

The common control interface allows seamless upgrades between different DIS camera modules such as higher resolution or optical zoom. The ultra-fast autofocus (<300ms) and the fast click-to-capture time (<200ms) compete with mid range DSC's, enabling image capture of fast moving objects such as sports events.

The module delivers image data with a max resolution of 3488 x 2616 pixels through either a parallel interface or optional MIPI interface. It also supports a variety of different view finder and HDTV sizes with frame rates up to 30fps (e.g.720p) DIS6931 pre-production samples are available now; volume production is planned for end of Q4 2008.

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