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2D To 3D Converter Enhances Smartphones

2D To 3D Converter Enhances Smartphones

The DA8223 is heralded as the world's first real time 2D to 3D video conversion chip for portable devices including smartphones and tablet PCs. The device also integrates a parallax barrier screen driver that eliminates the need for special glasses to view 3D content. The IC analyses each 2D video frame and creates a layered depth map, isolating foreground and background objects. From this, each original image pixel is mapped into left and right eye pixels that, when viewed through a parallax barrier filter on the display module, renders the 3D image directly. The DA8223 integrates the complete 3D conversion process, which means, unlike traditional software-based solutions, there’s no extra load on the application processor and no external memory requirement. The 5x5mm 81-ball UFBGA chip can be mounted on the PCB between the application processor and 3D display or on the display module as a chip-on-flex. Samples will be available early in 2011. DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC., Sunnyvale, CA. (888) 809-3816.

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