DDD Mobile, stereoscopic 3D software for mobile telephone handsets, has been delivered on the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP high-performance, ultra-low power consumption wireless applications processors.
DDD Mobile software provides a 3D content solution taking advantage of the powerful features of TI's OMAP processors that enable a new class of mobile phones that improve entertainment and productivity features and integrate capabilities of cameras, gaming devices, portable video and music players, laptops, and PDAs. The availability of DDD Mobile now makes it possible for handset makers to incorporate the latest 3D glasses-free LCD displays within their next-generation, OMAP processor-based wireless products.
DDD and Ocuity have delivered a 3D prototype handset based on High Tech Computer Corporation's Faraday model that uses the TI OMAP850 processor and Windows Mobile 5. Ocuity enhanced the standard 2D LCD display by adding their patented Polarisation Activated Microlens technology, resulting in a reconfigurable 2D/3D display that has class-leading image quality, full brightness, and all without requiring the user to wear special glasses.
The prototype handset samples showcase a wide variety of popular genres of present day mobile content, including branded wallpapers, videos and animations, and include DDD's real-time 2D-to-3D conversion solution for both photos and video captured using the built-in handset camera.
DDD, TI and Ocuity will now be able to demonstrate the high-impact 3D viewing experience delivered by the sample handsets to a wide range of prospective international customers, including handset manufacturers, display manufacturers, mobile network operators, and mobile content providers.
Markus Tremmel of Texas Instruments commented: "The addition of stereo 3D capabilities to TI's OMAP platform represents an opportunity for operators and handset manufacturers to massively enhance the experience of wireless entertainment for their subscribers. Consumers cannot enjoy 3D without glasses on any other consumer device. This package, leveraging OMAP processing capability, uniquely differentiates the mobile experience."
Paul May of Ocuity explained: "Our Polarization Activated Microlens technology is easy to manufacture and to add to existing displays. Ocuity's technology combined with the power of mobile processors like the OMAP and the availability of real-time conversion software from DDD means that the barriers to delivering compelling stereo 3D entertainment to the handset have been eliminated."
DDD technologies enable 3D viewing without glasses, integration of computer graphics applications with 3D displays, 3D content through 2D-to-3D conversion, and 3D transmission over existing networks.
Ocuity enhanced flat panel displays with reconfigurable optical technology including a polarization switch to go between normal 2D and auto stereoscopic 3D viewing modes.