By David Ponce
With cellphone cameras quickly gaining in quality, there will be a time soon where the majority of our photos and videos will come from our cellular handsets. While that’s all fine and dandy, the one element that’s missing in this equation, is image stabilization: most videos taken with phones these days make Zapruder look like he’d taken five Valiums.
You should know though, that Invensense is working on it. They are the leading provider of motion sensing solutions for mobile applications, and recently announced the world?s smallest dual-axis gyroscope.
As a single-chip silicon device based on MEMS technology, InvenSense?s solution is over 5 times smaller than the smallest competing devices that typically use older piezo-type technology, enabling InvenSense?s gyroscope to fit into any camera phone. Proprietary wafer-level integration allows the gyroscope to meet the high-performance requirements for image stabilization applications, while meeting the strict size and cost requirements of mobile handset manufacturers.
What this means? Maybe, stable cameraphone vids by 2007.