Azure Depth Platform

Democratizing cloud-connected 3D vision

Understanding Indirect ToF Depth Sensing
Understanding Indirect ToF Depth Sensing
Now that you’ve had a chance to read the Intro to Indirect Time-of-Flight (ToF) post, let’s dig a little deeper into the mechanics behind the Microsoft implementation of time-of-flight depth sensing, as well as a couple functional advantages it presents. How does “Indirect” ToF work? To recap, “time-of-flight” refers to emitting ...
Moore’s Law for ToF Pixels
Moore’s Law for ToF Pixels
In 1975 Gordon Moore made a prediction which became famous as Moore’s law which states that the number of transistors in a microchip doubles every two years (or 18 months depending on who you talk to) (Figure 1). The simplified version of this law states that the processing power or processing speed doubles every two years. Translating to ...
Raw-to-Depth: Advanced 3D Sensing
Raw-to-Depth: Advanced 3D Sensing
Brief: Microsoft ToF technology is now available to industry and Azure customers can access premium processing for enhanced 3D depth sensing that delivers improvements in spatial frequencies, ambience resilience, pixel resolution, processing time, and more. Microsoft has made a strategic decision to make its Time-of-Flight technology ...
Intro to Microsoft Time Of Flight (ToF)
Intro to Microsoft Time Of Flight (ToF)
Brief: 3D vision sensing is very different than 2D imaging and time of flight is an effective technique to develop accurate object depth maps.      I have never created a Facebook or Twitter account, and this is my 1st ever blog post. I started working on Time of Flight (ToF) circa 2000 and ToF has been my passion and some would say my ...