Capri 1.25 Update
While the official Capri 1.25 specifications have not been released, we do have some information to tide you over until then.
As many know Capri’s design is significantly smaller than the prior reference design (order of magnitude of 1/10). As this is a reference design, the OEMs will work with it, and integrate it into their product, so the final design and shape will differ between OEMs and devices.
The technology breakthrough is that we have been able to improve on all aspects of the system, while substantially reducing the overall size. The size we had in mind is such that it can be integrated in today’s small consumer devices, such as tablets and smart phones. On top of reducing the size, we worked on every aspect of the Carmine 1.08 reference design and improved it. Starting with the System on Chip, which is the brain of the system, which uses improved and more powerful algorithms, board components and design, optics, every component is improved.
As it is a complex system, including SoC, optics and mechanics, all need to be tuned and synced together for best results, and achieving this magnitude of size reduction is indeed a significant feat. We see that 3D sensing can add functionality and an improved user experience to almost all of today’s devices, and we want to make the system capable of that.
Capri 1.25 has many similarities with the successful Carmine 1.08, and includes the following features:
- Field of View 57.5×45
- Range 0.8m-3.5m
- VGA depth map (640×480)
- USB2.0 powered
- Standard off the shelf components
- OpenNI compliant
Capri is scheduled to be available in mid to late 2013 for companies able to purchase a minimum of 100k annually.
- PrimeSense 3D sensors and reference designs: Carmine 1.08, Carmine 1.09 (short range), Capri 1.25
- PrimeSense SoCs: Carmine PS1080 and Capri PS1200
- All PrimeSense technology and solutions are compliant with OpenNI – the largest 3D sensing development framework and community worldwide.