Our city roads are flooded with vehicles and congestion is increasing day by day, safe driving becomes an essential prerequisite. Realizing this situation, Seiko Epson Corporation has come up to the occasion and developed a new four-channel car camera interface IC for automotive applications.
Epson has begun shipping samples of the S2D13P04, a new multi-camera analog interface IC for automotive applications. The new Epson S2D13P04 IC can combine images from multiple sides of the vehicle, helping to eliminate blind spots and enabling a higher level of driving safety. Equipped with four NTSC/PAL decoders, the Epson S2D13P04 can be connected to up to four analog cameras and concurrently decode the four video channels. Images from each camera are synchronized to output a digital signal with a stable frame rate to reduce the loads of imaging processing LSI. Also, incorporating four decoders lowers system costs by reducing the total number of necessary system components.
The device will be having four video output mode: Fixed mode, Otosukyanmodo, Merge Mode and Konpuresumodo. The other unique feature of the device is its image processing capability by providing composite images, distortion correction, and interlaced/progressive conversion enhancing the navigation for safe driving.
I guess, you might have think about this advanced technology of multi-camera analog interface IC, some years back, and these international companies might have started their work/experiment for the production of such applications for us by that time itself.
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