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Date: 04-01-14

GEO Semiconductor launches chip for ultra-wide angle camera

GEO Semiconductor has introduced the GC6500 family of programmable video processors for ultra-wide angle cameras.

GEO's prorietory eWARP core based GC6500 features MIPI D-PHY Input, Audiophile quality stereo recording path, low latency highly flexible H.264 Codec, Tensilica XTENSA HIFI CPU and USB2.0 interfaces. GC6500 also integrates DC-DC converters and LDOs to provide all system voltages internally.

Geometric Processing eWARP engine corrects for wide field of view lens (180/360). It also supports custom maps for panoramic and zero-content loss views, multiple virtual cameras with perspective correction and ePTZ (electronic Pan, Tilt and Zoom).

Paul Russo, CEO of GEO Semiconductor says “There is an explosion of uses for ultra-wide field of view or ‘fisheye’ applications for consumer and industrial markets, such as home security, automotive, cloud and wearable cameras. All of these segments require intense geometric image processing as well as multi-stream compression support. The programmability of the GC6500 provides customers ultimate flexibility and offers H.264 video compression, WDR ISP support in a highly integrated low power IC to enable emerging camera markets. GEO has developed complete software stacks, including iOS and Android applications, to provide superior hardware and software support to its customers and shorten their time to market.”

Learn more on this at www.geosemi.com

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