Joint Efforts between Imatest and Graphin Dramatically Reduce Time Required for Image Sensor Configuration

By Graphin Co. Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TOKYO, February 9, 2011 - Imatest LLC, a Boulder, Colo.-based maker of the world's most popular
image quality testing software, and Graphin Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, a rapidly
emerging leader in evaluation suites for image sensors, have joined forces to
expand the capabilities of Imatest's Image Sensor (IS) Edition, a powerful
software tool that dramatically speeds the cycle of image capture, testing
and analysis.

Now, Imatest's IS Edition interfaces directly with Graphin's "GPirates"
(an evaluation suite for image sensor products), enabling engineers to
quickly configure image sensors, using GPirates, and then immediately assess
image quality with the IS Edition software.

The process of correctly configuring image sensors is an iterative cycle:
setting sensor registers; capturing images; conducting tests; and analyzing
image quality results — a time-intensive cycle that is repeated to achieve
an ideal configuration for each application and each sensor.

By combining Graphin's GPirates capabilities with Imatest's IS Edition,
images can now be directly read from the sensor and analyzed, instantly
providing product engineers with the information they need to optimize sensor
settings, including: sharpness, noise, blemish detection, dynamic range,
color accuracy, distortion, uniformity, lateral chromatic aberration, and ISO

"Through partnerships with world-class companies like Graphin, Imatest
continues to blaze new trails with enhancements to its large suite of image
quality software, including its flagship Master Edition and more specialized
products, such as the Infrared Edition and the Industrial Testing Edition,"
said Randy Bockrath, chief executive officer of Imatest. "We are pleased that
this joint effort between Imatest and Graphin expands the capabilities of the
IS Edition to engineers working with Graphin's increasingly popular image
sensor configuration products."

"By integrating the IS Edition with Graphin's GPirates sensor evaluation
suite, we hope to dramatically reduce the time required to configure sensors.
We are thrilled to collaborate with Imatest on this effort and deliver value
to the many engineers who work with the GPirates product," said Tomoaki
KUROSAWA, president of Graphin.

About Imatest:

Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Imatest LLC is the world's leading
provider of software for testing digital image quality — in still shots or
video, and in visible light or infrared. Imatest delivers software and
consulting services to support product design, configuration, and production
of digital imaging systems across a wide range of industries, including
mobile imaging, medical imaging, aerospace, and defense. For more
information, please visit

About Graphin:

Graphin Co., Ltd., a rapidly emerging leader in evaluation suites for
image sensors, designs and develops image input boards, evaluation systems
for image sensor products, and digital input/output boards that support
industrial cameras. The company's MIPI-based product series of evaluation
systems for images generated from CMOS image sensors (CIS), "GPirates," is
fully compliant with the four-lane MIPI CSI-2 standard.

    Yoshihiro Sugiyama
    Sales Department
    Graphin Co., Ltd.
    Tel: +81-3-5493-1211
    Fax: +81-3-5493-1212

Yoshihiro Sugiyama, Sales Department, Graphin Co., Ltd., Tel: +81-3-5493-1211, Fax: +81-3-5493-1212, sales at

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