Tech-On! reports NEC has developed a 12 megapixel CE143 system LSI for camera phones. The chip can also output full-HD video and has image stabilization, shading correction and hardware-accelerated face detection.
The company will start shipping samples under the product name of "CE143" in March 2009.
The CE143 has basic image processing functions and, with a combination of a CMOS image sensor, can add camera functionality to a mobile phone. In addition, it integrates an image stabilizer, shading correction and other functions, according to NEC Electronics.
The LSI can realize mobile phones that can take photos at a resolution of up to 12 Mpixels and output full-HD video.
Because the CE143 has a circuit for detecting faces during focusing, the time required for the detection is reduced to 1/25 that of the company's existing product. In addition, the LSI incorporates NEC's proprietary single-frame super resolution technology, which was developed to reduce image blur and degradation during digital zooming, as an IP core.