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MIPI Camera: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Chromebook Cameras
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2021.9.IQSP-207  Published OnlineJanuary 2021
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Smartphone cameras revolutionized for at least two generations in the past decade; i.e. megapixel enthusiasm and multi-camera combination. However, most laptops are still with low resolution fixed focused webcam cameras. The story could have changed recently. The COVID-19 pandemic keeps people working from home; therefore, video conferencing becomes part of the new normal of daily life. The camera quality of laptop computers is in the spotlight when users join video conferences using their laptops webcam. We are working on a MIPI camera solution to drive the Chromebook webcam quality with minimum impact of cost. There are several challenges by porting the current smartphone MIPI camera technology to Chromebook directly: miniature module size and challenge of the hardware product design, limited ISP. There is also no complete evaluation criterion to video conferencing quality. We will discuss each aspect one by one.

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Fei Wu, Songping Wu, Mark Hayter, "MIPI Camera: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Chromebook Camerasin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Image Quality and System Performance XVIII,  2021,  pp 207-1 - 207-6,  https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2021.9.IQSP-207

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