San Jose, CA – January 6, 2014 - GEO Semiconductor Inc. (“GEO”), a semiconductor and software company specializing in camera and video solutions, announced today the introduction of the GW3100, GW3200 and the GW3210 programmable geometric image processors designed for automotive camera and head-up display applications.
The GW3100 integrates GEO’s patented eWARP® Geometric Processing core and a Tensilica® CPU with parallel interfaces. The GW3100’s fully programmable geometry processing engine is optimized to process video resolutions typically found in the automotive HUD market without the addition of external DRAM thus enabling a lower overall system power, size and cost.
“Automotive head-up display development and adoption is intensifying with an increased focus on Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to reduce distractions while allowing drivers clear access to critical safety information. The geometric processing that was developed and perfected by GEO’s technology team for commercial projector and military head-up displays is perfectly suited for the alignment and automatic digital calibration challenges encountered in the automotive space due to windshield curvatures, occupant height differences and production line calibration requirements,” said Dr. Zorawar Bassi, Chief Technology Officer at GEO Semiconductor.
The GW3200 and GW3210 products integrate an Apical Image Signal Processor (ISP) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing along with the eWARP® Geometric Processing core. Similar to the GW3100, the GW3200 and GW3210 have been optimized to run without external DRAM enabling an overall reduction in system power, size and cost, ideal for applications such as backup, blind spot, surround, and front viewing automotive cameras where power and size limitations are critical design factors.
“The GW3200 and GW3210 are a great match for the automotive camera market providing advanced image and geometric processing for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and ultra-wide angle cameras up to a full 2-megapixel (1080P60). GEO’s advanced geometric processing allows for unique camera features such as on-the-fly multiple view support, electronic Pan/Tilt/Zoom, steerable camera features, and flexible camera calibration and automatic digital alignment,” said John Casey, Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive Business Unit at GEO Semiconductor.
Image Signal Processor Feature Summary
2 Megapixel, 1080P60 Resolution Support
Full featured ISP: Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Spatial Noise Reduction, Sharpening, and Color Correction
High Dynamic Range HDR/WDR support with Local Tone Mapping processing
Geometric Processor (eWARP®) Feature Summary
190° WFOV Fisheye Lens image restoration
Embedded eWARP™ Engine for real-time geometric transform generation
Electronic Pan / Tilt / Zoom
Projection distortion correction: Pincushion/barrel distortion correction, keystone correction, and rotational correction
Automatic Digital Calibration and Alignment
The GW3100/GW3200/GW3210 and reference designs are available to qualified customers. Pricing information and specifications can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEO Semiconductor Inc. is a semiconductor and software company based in Silicon Valley and inventor of the eWARP™ geometric processing technology. GEO provides innovative geometric processing, image signal processing and video compression solutions to address a wide variety of camera and projection products. These products include automotive cameras, head-up displays, security IP camera, smartphone peripherals, projectors and consumer cloud cameras. GEO has operations in San Jose, Toronto, Orlando, Cambridge UK, and Bangalore, and sales channels around the world. For more information about GEO, please visit www.geosemi.com.