RCA CDS6350 Digital Camera
The RCA CDS6350 Digital Camera is a handheld digital still camera. It is an internet-enabled version of the RCA CDS6300 Digital Camera. It has 2.1 million pixels of resolution, a zoom lens, an LCD viewfinder, and other standard digital camera features. It can automatically connect to the internet and upload pictures. It uses a digital camera coprocessor ASIC, the PhotoChip™, to perform camera image processing and control functions. The PhotoChip, developed by PhotoAccess, enables high-speed camera operation with excellent image quality. PhotoAccess, under contract with Thomson Multimedia, developed the CDS6350 based on the PhotoAccess eCamera™ Reference Design. The CDS6350 uses the PhotoChip, the NEC Vr4121 MIPS-based microcontroller, and the Sony ICX224AQ CCD image sensor.
PhotoAccess, for Thomson Multimedia, Inc. (now Vantiva)
Product Design and Development Areas
Designed and developed the microcode for the PhotoChip programmable timing controller. Wrote microcode for supporting the Sony ICX224AQ interlaced-scan CCD image sensor. Developed a simulation environment including a sensor model, using Verilog. Simulated and emulated the microcode, then validated the microcode on the actual camera.
Camera viewfinder LCD interface
Designed and developed the camera viewfinder LCD interface. This includes the connections between the PhotoChip LCD controller and the LCD panel, and the LCD panel support circuitry. Designed the interface to support a choice of alternative color TFT LCDs.
- "PhotoAccess Announces Web-Enabled Digital eCamera™ Reference Design," PhotoAccess.com News, PhotoAccess, June 27, 2000
- "RCA Digital Still Camera User's Guide: CDS6300," Thomson Multimedia Inc., 2001