The world's first mobile device product using Google's Project Tango technology, the Lenovo™ PHAB2 Pro, has been announced. A special IR camera, enabling depth sensing based on pmd's ToF (Timeof- Flight) 3D technology, is integrated into this new Smartphone. The camera measures a real-time 3D point cloud of the environment and thus gives the phone a human-scale understanding of its environment and motion. pmd has already been nominated as a Project Tango partner in 2014 and has meanwhile succeeded to miniaturize ToF depth sensing cameras for the first time to a level where integration into mobile devices now is possible and successfully proven with launch of the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro. While the core technology is a CMOS-based imager, which has been jointly developed by pmdtechnologies ag and Infineon Technologies AG, pmd has contributed the camera reference design as well as the production Know-How to the joint effort of Google and Lenovo. Infineon is offering the respective REAL3™ product family based on pmd intelligence™ with different specifications for a variety of applications.
The result is the first Tango compliant mobile device, enabling motion tracking, depth perception and area learning for completely new app categories on mobile devices, like Virtual and Augmented Reality, Casual Gaming, Social Media, Object and Room Scanning as well as Indoor Navigation.
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