Manufacturer Says ‘Time of Flight’ Sensors to Become Standard in Smartphones
German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies believes that Time of Flight, or ToF, sensors will become a standard in high-end smartphones. The company says the technology will overcome low-light focusing issues that currently plague the devices.
In an interview with SemiconductorForYou, the Senior Vice President of Sensors at Infineon Philipp von Schierstaedt says that the company sees development towards 3D mapping via ToF image sensors as the soon-to-be standard in high-end smartphone cameras.
Time-of-flight (ToF) technology projects a single modulated, infrared light source onto an object, person, or scene of interest. The reflected light is captured by the ToF imager, which measures amplitude and phase difference per pixel. The result is a highly-reliable image of…
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