Sanyo using InvenSense MEMS gyroscopes for camera image stabilization

Nov. 10, 2006 — InvenSense, a Santa Clara, Calif., provider of motion sensing solutions for mobile applications, announced that Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. has selected its single-chip gyroscope for use in its new generation of digital still camera models with image stabilization (IS) features.

InvenSense’s IDG-1000 gyroscope family utilizes MEMS technology to provide an integrated dual-axis solution designed for a small footprint at competitive prices.

As cameras continue to increase in pixel density and optical zoom range, subtle hand movements become problematic, particularly in low light settings, resulting in poor image quality. Camera manufacturers need high-performance, small form factor gyroscopes to measure and correct natural hand jitter in order to provide high-quality pictures.

Sanyo is a $23 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics. The company said the InvenSense dual-axis gyroscope is already being used within current camera models and will be a supplier for many of the models next year.


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