DarbeeVision Announces Digital Imaging Core

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Taipei, Taiwan - DarbeeVision Inc. announced the availability of its patented Visual Presence IP core, the DV3000. The DV3000 uses technology which inserts depth cues to create images that seem to pop off the screen -- enabling a visual experience where the viewer is immersed into a two-dimensional world with depth and lifelike images. The DV3000 improves images by using digital logic to process an image in the same way a human brain does and then adding these results back into the original image, making them better than what the most perfect camera and display systems can produce, reveals a representative.

A logic block that can be synthesized into all leading founding digital libraries, the new Darbee IP core allows consumer electronic product manufacturers to differentiate their products without adding significant cost, as it easily integrates anywhere in the pixel path -- with low gate overhead. Resolution independent and fast, Darbee Visual Presence is unaffected by compression and uprezzing. Additionally, DarbeeVision enhances stereoscopic 3D, adding additional realism to the viewing experience.

The technology boasts market applications spanning legacy, emerging, and long-term markets, including television sets, video game consoles, mobile devices, digital picture frames, and aftermarket TV accessory boxes.



"It has been said that DarbeeVision technology does for images what Dolby does for sound," notes Paul Darbee, DarbeeVision's founder and CEO. "The technology has already been successfully utilized in feature films, television and billboards, and we are now, for the first time, making its benefits available to an even broader audience by offering IP licenses."

Darbee processing happens in real time, with performance surpassing HD 1080p/60, and integrates easily into the video processing pipeline. It does not require a full frame buffer, runs at pixel-clock rates and utilizes all-integer arithmetic. The processing is local, modifying the image luminance on a per-pixel basis with no effect on grain, noise or pre-existing sharpening.

The DV3000 IP core is now available for licensing, and is the first product on the roadmap of Darbee offerings, along with FPGA and GPU software for evaluation and initial production. DarbeeVision's technology will next be deployed as a graphics processing unit (GPU) workstation and as an accessory box based on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA).


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