GOWIN Semiconductor Announces Core and IP ISP (Image Signal Processor) Solution
SAN JOSE, Calif. And GUANGZHOU, China, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., the world’s fastest growing programmable logic company, presents its IP ISP (Image Signal Processor) portfolio and design reference for GOWIN FPGAs. GOWIN ISP IP’s main portfolio takes pixel data from an image sensor and adjusts it via CFA (Color Filter Array / Debayer), CCM (Color Correction Array), gamma and AE (Auto Exposure) correction and AWB ( Auto White Balance) to provide a clear image balanced in color and brightness.
GOWIN ISP IP’s core portfolio is designed to provide camera and device manufacturers with the ability to produce affordable camera products with high quality balanced image. Imaging projects often use FPGAs to process continuous data rate imaging data as an alternative to fixed-function ISP cores in System on Chip (SoC). As a result, GOWIN’s main ISP IP portfolio can be combined with video interface, scalar, and memory controller IPs to create a complete programmable SoC solution tailored specifically to application and product needs.
GOWIN provides the ISP IP cores individually in the GOWIN IP Core Generator. It also provides pre-generated IP cores integrated as part of a larger reference design to complete the image processing pipeline. The reference design also includes an ARM Cortex-M processor to control the real-time image processing pipeline.
“GOWIN ISP can be configured and programmed through the built-in software processor. It allows users to easily customize functions and fine-tune ISP performance for their specific application scenarios to achieve better visual quality or greater recognition accuracy. I think this can significantly shorten the development and tuning time, “said Thomas Cheng, director of solution development for GOWIN Semiconductor.
The new GOWIN ISP supports 8-bit / 10-bit image data and provides an adjustable register map for different image sensors and resolutions. The calibration coefficients can be loaded by the MCU or initialized by the bitstream. IP modules in the pipeline can be intercepted, allowing users to add their custom imaging blocks as needed.
GOWIN Semiconductor has been leading the way in innovative new FPGA products for several years now and the release of their IP ISP core portfolio and reference design is the latest edition of that success. The GOWIN ISP reference design produces an RGB stream with enhanced image quality for display or recognition purposes, which is required for many imaging products.
“This latest version of an ISP solution from GOWIN continues to push the boundaries of affordable low-power solutions,” said Mike Furnival, vice president of international sales. “We are proud that GOWIN is committed to providing some of the most innovative and creative solutions while continuing to support some of the lowest costs and best availability in the industry. “
About GOWIN Semiconductor Corp.
Founded in 2014, GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., headquartered with major R&D in China, has a vision to accelerate innovation for customers around the world with our programmable solutions. We are focused on optimizing our products and removing barriers for customers using programmable logic devices. Our commitment to technology and quality enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership associated with using the FPGA on their production boards. Our offerings include a broad portfolio of programmable logic devices, design software, intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs, and development kits. We strive to serve our customers in the consumer, industrial, communications, medical and automotive markets around the world.
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