March 15, 2012 -- Apical, Ltd. has announced a licensing agreement with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) in which TI will leverage Apical's iridix image-processing IP cores in future products.
iridix is a method of dynamic range control that enables cameras to take better pictures and displays to give better viewing experiences in varying, sometimes difficult lighting conditions. The technology is derived from research into how the human eye adapts to changing lighting environments. Sophisticated digital processing addresses each image pixel in real-time, extending beyond traditional backlight and contrast controls, to adjust the image accordingly. This process operates at a system level optimized for low power consumption.
iridix acts as a central component in high-dynamic-range imaging and also helps address several imaging-design challenges for converged mobile imaging devices.
Michael Tusch, CEO, Apical said, "Since we introduced the first version of iridix in 2002, it has become clear that this kind of technology is required in almost all digital-imaging products. We are very pleased that our license agreement with TI will enable a variety of end-equipment manufacturers to implement this technology into their designs."
The iridix image-processing IP cores will be integrated into TI products targeting digital imaging and display applications.
Go to the Apical, Ltd. website to find additional information.