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Updated: October 20th, 2008 09:51 AM CDT

Graphin to Announce Evaluation Suites for CMOS Sensors with MIPI Standard

via PRNewswire

TOKYO , Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphin Co., Ltd. (President, Tomoaki KUROSAWA ; Location, 20-5, Minami-ooi 3-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo , 140-0013 JAPAN ), a rapidly emerging leader for evaluation suites for image sensors, announced today that it has developed the Advanced Board, an advanced evaluation product of CMOS Image Sensors (hereinafter called CIS) supported with the MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) standard and will ship them on a commercial basis no later than the end of 2008.

The CIS products for mobile devices are very rapidly evolved in pixels and motion pictures, and products with more than 10 mega pixels are expected to be available from manufacturers shortly. Transmission bandwidth in proportion to increasingly imaging data of the CIS is hitting G(Giga) bps as seen in high vision TV signals (1.485Gbps HD-SDI) and Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbps). A parallel interface, a legacy and global standard, has a limited capacity in high bandwidth for data communications, and is gradually shifted into a serial interface. The attention of the MIPI standard is attracted as a global standard of the next CIS for mobile devices.

Graphin has brought in vast experience of marketing the GPirates, evaluation suites for Image-Sensors to Image-sensor manufacturers and mobile device companies for CIS. Upon strong requests from markets and users, Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) compliant with the MIPI standard is called for. Graphin has completed an evaluation for a D-PHY physical layer compliant with the MIPI standard and created a prototyping system with intellectual properties supporting CSI-2 protocol controls. Graphin is working on the Advanced Board commercially available to support these requirements.

About the GPirates and the Advanced Board from Graphin:

The GPirates are offered by Graphin, evaluation suites for image sensors. The Advanced Board is optionally available as an add-on board for GPLAB-1000U, GPLAB-1000P, and GPLAB-1000F from Graphin. The Advanced Board is embedded with the MIPI physical layers and controllers in FPGA. The Advanced Board will allow the GPirates series to support all the open standard for the CIS products.

Graphin will display and demonstrate the GPirates and the Advanced Board at the VISION Japan 2008 Graphin booths in Pacifico Yokohama scheduled for October 22nd through 24th, 2008 .

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