InvenSense unveils world’s smallest dual-axis gyroscopes for optical image stabilization, promises better camera performance in smartphones

InvenSense unveils world's smallest dual-axis gyroscopes for optical image stabilization, promises better camera performance in smartphones

InvenSense, which is the leading provider of MotionTracking devices, announced the IDG-2030 and IXZ-2030 dual-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) gyroscopes. These components are made to eliminate the effects of hand jitter to achieve blur free images and jitter free HD video, especially in low light conditions.

At 2.3×2.3×0.65mm, the IDG-2030 is the world’s smallest dual-axis gyroscopes for optical image stabilization, providing 41% footprint reduction, 28% lower profile and 50% lower power than the nearest competitor…

That all sounds cool, but you may be wondering when we’ll see the first devices using InvenSense’s technology? The company will be sampling two new gyroscopes to select customers starting from the third quarter of this year, meaning that the first smartphones using these sensors will likely appear at some point in early 2014. In the meantime, we’ll have to “settle” with camera capabilities high-end phones like Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are offering. ;)

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