NEC Electronics is in the thick of the game today in regards
to development of a state of the art image signal processor for mobile phones.
It is unveiling with this latest processor the ability to enjoy full HD imaging
NEC says that the new CE143 processor
lets camera-equipped mobile phones provide HD quality video and what is said to
be high-quality images comparable to digital still cameras. These statements
translate technically into 12-megapixel digital imaging and 1080p quality HD
1080p video and higher megapixel digital images aren't the
only features integrated into his tiny processor. NEC says it has built in an
improved light signal converter, image stabilizer and better optical
compensation. This is on top of "face detection circuits that can determine
human faces at a 1/25 of the time compared to the previous product."
NEC has also managed to cut down with this image processor
the image noise resulting from other components of the camera in the mobile
phone. It specifically minimizes distortion caused by the lenses and sensor
while taking still images and video images, resulting in better quality images.
The CE143 processor is the next in line after NEC's 2007
release of the CE131. This, according to its maker, enabled the 8-Megapixel
mobile phone segment with accumulated shipment exceeding 15 million units. One
could easily see this being eclipsed when this higher megapixel processor
appears in mobile phones, perhaps later this year.
Our guest blogger, Nino Marchetti, regularly covers personal technology and
gadgets for a mix of online and print publications.