Germany 13th December 2010:- Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated innovative display, audio and power management semiconductor solutions, has announced the DA8223, the world’s first real time 2D to 3D video conversion chip for portable devices including smartphones and tablet PCs. The device also integrates a parallax barrier screen driver that lets users view 3D content without the need for glasses.

The IC analyzes each 2D video frame and creates a layered depth map, isolating foreground and background objects. From this, each original image pixel is mapped into left and right eye pixels that, when viewed through a parallax barrier filter on the display module, renders the 3D image directly.

Real-Time 2D to 3D video conversion IC
The DA8223 integrates the complete 3D conversion process which means that unlike traditional software-based solutions, there is no extra load on the host application processor and no external memory requirement.

Supporting still images and video at 60fps, and able to display 3D content in both portrait and landscape formats in real-time, the DA8223 ensures an enriched and very comfortable 3D viewing experience of actual 2D content, even during prolonged use.

The DA8223 is compatible with the widest range of 3D capable displays from 3.8 inch Smartphones up to 10 inch Tablet PCs. It will also work with any display equipped with a parallax barrier filter including OLED and the latest TFT displays from Sharp.

Source: Dialog Semiconductor Press Release