Our Full 3d Sensing Solution
PrimeSense 3D sensing technology gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions. It translates these observations into a synchronized image stream (depth and color) – just like humans do. It then takes those synchronized images and translates them into information such as:
- Identification of people their body properties, movements and gestures
- Classification of objects such as furniture
- Location of walls and floor
We call this depth sensing, which is made possible through the cutting-edge technology embedded in our sensors and middleware:
PrimeSense Light Coding™ Technology
PrimeSense’s Light Coding patented technology solutions make 3D depth sensing possible. It works by coding the scene with near-IR light, which is invisible to the human eye. The solution then uses a standard off-the-shelf CMOS image sensor to read the coded light back from the scene. This is the process that enables depth acquisition and what makes PrimeSense solutions so accurate.
PrimeSense System on a Chip (SoC)
Using the CMOS image sensor, PrimeSense SoC’s Carmine (PS1080) and next gen SoC Capri (PS1200) execute sophisticated parallel computational algorithms to decipher the received light coding infrared patterns, in order to produce a VGA size depth image of a scene. With a USB 2.0 interface used to pass all data to the host, the SoC has minimal CPU requirements as all depth acquisition algorithms run on the SoC itself.
Carmine — is a multi-sense system, providing a synchronized depth image, color image and audio stream. It’s the most widely used 3D SoC in the world, with over 20 million users.
Capri— our next-generation depth acquisition SoC, has improved algorithms including multi-modal 3D sensing techniques, that enable superior performance resolutions, smaller form factor, and cost reduction.