Embedded Vision Alliance: Image sensor

Acknowledging A Digital Imaging Pioneer: Bryce Bayer

The image sensor is a key piece of any embedded vision system design, of course. As such, many of you are probably already familiar with the term "Bayer Pattern," which I discussed in some detail in a technical article published last fall.

The Analog Joystick: An Image Sensor-Plus-Accessory Combo Creates One That's Slick

If you're not into videoconferencing but you're into gaming, researchers have come up with a clever alternative use for your smartphone's front-mounted camera. A rubberized accessory device mounted ahead of it, containing a patterned grid and able to let in sufficient light even with your finger on top of it, transforms the image sensor into a three-axis analog joystick. Not only is it more intuitive than a capacitive touch sensor-created virtual joystick alternative, it also frees up touchscreen (and more general display) real estate for other purposes.

Time Of Flight: Samsung's New RGB Image Sensor Also Has Depth Sight

Kudos to EDN Magazine's Margery Conner for "tweeting" me a heads-up about a Samsung announcement at the recent ISSCC (International Solid State Circuits Conference), originally covered by Nikkei Business Publications' Tech-On! and later also picked up by Gizmodo,

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  • A Six-By-Six Pixel Cluster: Fujifilm Take Another Stab At The Image Sensor

    As I previously mentioned in a technical article published to the Embedded Vision Alliance site last August, the Bayer Pattern (named after Eastman Kodak's Bryce E. Bayer, its inventor) is by far the most common filter array pattern used with both CCDs and CMOS image sensors.