To demonstrate the application of this latest technology, ASPEED worked with CRE8 to design, engineer and produce a physical product - the Cupola 360 Camera.
As a top global BMC chip provider, ASPEED developed the world’s first 360-Degree Spherical Image Processor capable of supporting six wide-angle lenses for the VR and 360-degree camera market. To demonstrate the application of this latest technology, ASPEED worked with CRE8 to design, engineer and produce a physical product – the Cupola 360 Camera.
CRE8 built the camera from the exterior, components placement, PCBs stacking, to CNC prototyping and assembly. While this edgy, futuristic camera with advanced ergonomics resembled a space station observatory, its size and spherical shape became challenging missions for the engineers as they needed to fit all the sensors and components in such limited inner space as well as to enhance the thermal management.
To save space, the team came up with a solution with all the lenses fixed on a metal axle for advanced stability and precision; the materials chosen also served as an answer to the thermal problem.
The 360-degree camera embodied the possibility of a more immersive and real-time experience, and our engineers made sure that the product quality was consistent throughout the manufacturing process to meet the best standard.