Qualcomm Spectra cameras include modules for the recognition of the iris, computer vision, and AR-devices. Over the past few years, cameras for smartphones have evolved significantly in their characteristics. Any modern flagship can make beautiful general photos, portraits with a blurry background or even make real movies. In addition to its standard features, cameras have been used for identification technologies – eye scanning or face recognition, for example. Now in this race decided to join the company Qualcomm. Today, August 15, the latest photographic modules for devices based on the mobile platform Snapdragon were presented.
The American manufacturer of mobile processors introduced three cameras, which entered the general line called Spectra Module. Each of the modules is responsible for its own main function.
The Qualcomm Spectra Module includes:
The first module is responsible for identification by iris (iris of the eye). Qualcomm claims that its new camera is able to recognize the user’s eyes in just 40 milliseconds.
Entry-Level Computer Vision
This module provides passive depth measurement. It is more energy efficient and cheaper than the active depth measurement module, but less accurate in recognition.
Premium Computer Vision
The latest Qualcomm module introduces the technology of active image depth measurement. In this camera, the company applied three sensors simultaneously, including an IR camera and an RGB camera. Thanks to this design, the module can work perfectly even in the dark.
Qualcomm also claims that, in addition to all its benefits, the new Specter Module line-ups support Augmented Reality technology and positional motion tracking for VR headsets with six degrees of freedom. For example, this can be useful for platforms such as Google Tango and Apple ARKit.
The new technology of the second-generation Specter ISP camera will be built into the new Qualcomm chips for mobile devices. For Android and other operating systems, appropriate updates are required with support for the latest development of Qualcomm. As for the Specter Module cameras, their mass production will take place only next year.