Compact Optical Zoom Module
20111212 - 20131112
Dr Enboa Wu
(1) A 5M pixel compact optical zoom camera module with dimensions equal to or smaller than 20mm x12.5mm x11.5 mm, 3 times optical zoom power, auto-focus function, and pixel size of 1.75 um or less. (2) Manufacturing process for the compact optical zoom camera module (3) IPs and design documents for the compact optical zoom camera module
AP Photonics Automated Precision Limited Largan Peking University Sunny Optics Tai Twun Enterprise Co., Ltd. Wintronic Technology Limited [Sponsor]
Compact camera module has been widely used in mobile imaging applications such as mobile phone, portable computers and other consumer electronics. The sales volume of the compact camera module used in mobile phones alone is close to 1.2 billions units in 2010. There are continuous and persistent demands for adding functions to the compact camera module. Optical zoom function is one of the key functions demanded by the mobile phone users. Currently, there are only a few companies who can provide the compact optical zoom camera modules. The size of these existing camera modules is relatively large. In this project ASTRI will develop the next generation COZ with about 50% size reduction as compared to those commercially available products --- the dimensions is equal to or smaller than 20mmx 12.5 mmx 11.5 mm with 3 times optical zoom for 5-million pixels image sensor.