September 22, 2008

Digital Imaging Systems (DIS) Unveils the First 9MP AF Camera Module for the Mobile Market

Digital Imaging Systems (DIS) today announced the launch and availability of the first ever 9 MP (Megapixel) camera module for mobile phones. Its new DIS6931 camera modules provide rich features such as auto-focus, high quality lenses, mechanical shutter and ND-filter with integrated actuators and an easy to access platform software, enabling high-end digital still camera (DSC) quality in mobile phones. DIS is exhibiting at this week's Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany, hall 03.1, stand number D007.

With its unique platform concept the new DIS6931 camera module enables existing customers to upgrade their DIS camera modules to higher pixel resolutions without hardware change in the host and with the shortest possible software integration time.

"We wanted to maintain our leadership in digital still camera (DSC) quality modules for mobile phones to create new market opportunities for handset manufacturers. With our ultra fast AF (auto-focus), the fastest mobile click-to-capture time and excellent picture quality, we are in a strong position to drive the convergence of mid-range DSC's into mobile devices," said Roland Pudelko, CEO of Digital Imaging Systems.

DIS6931 camera module

The DIS6931 is an all in one DSC quality camera module with a simple command interface. It incorporates a high resolution CMOS sensor, advanced optical lens system with mechanical shutter and ND-filter, a proprietary interface / control DSP, miniaturized and proprietary low power actuators and a common firmware platform.

The common control interface allows seamless upgrades between different DIS camera modules such as higher resolution or optical zoom. The ultra-fast autofocus (less than 300ms) and the fast click-to-capture time (less than 200ms) compete with mid range DSC's, enabling image capture of fast moving objects such as sports events.

The module delivers image data with a max resolution of 3488 x 2616 pixels through either a parallel interface or optional MIPI interface. It also supports a variety of different view finder and HDTV sizes with frame rates up to 30fps (e.g.720p)

DIS6931 pre-production samples are available now; volume production is planned for end of Q4 2008.

About Digital Imaging Systems (DIS)

DIS develops and supplies DSC-quality camera modules to create new market opportunities for handset manufacturers within the camera centric mobile market space. The company has established a supply chain management system that delivers high volume production quantities to tier one customers. DIS works together with blue chip partners in the development and manufacturing arena. DIS maintains a worldwide presence with corporate and research and development offices in Kirchheim-Teck, Germany, Glendale (CA) and Perryville (NJ) in the USA and Beijing, China. For more information visit

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