Hybrid Camera Platform Puts Photos, Video on a Chip
Wed, 02/25/2009 - 10:46am
Ambarella, Inc. announces its A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform for hybrid cameras. The A5 platform enables key hybrid camera functions such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. Tucked into a small low-power package, the SoC platform lets consumers take high-quality photos and video in affordably priced pocket-sized cameras. The A5 family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 integrated circuit can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing high-definition video in both 720p60 and 1080p30 formats. The A550 supports the standard HD broadcast format 1080i60. The A570 captures as many as 5.3 MP at 60 frames per second.