PR Newswire: Omnivision announced 1/13-inch OV7727, the first VGA sensor built with OmniBSI technology. Based on 1.75um OmniBSI pixel, the OV7727 delivers low-light performance of 1300 mV/lux-sec. It also enables complete camera modules with Z-height as low as 2.2 mm for integration with sub-2mm LCDs for next generation super-thin notebooks, netbooks and tablet computers.
The OV7727 comes with a full array of image processing functions, including AE control, gamma correction, automatic WB control, and defect pixel correction.
"VGA sensors are generally considered low-end and low-cost, but the OV7727 is quite the opposite in terms of performance. It is a very high-end VGA product, and currently the only sensor on the market that can meet the size, cost and performance requirements of the next generation high-end notebook market," said Nicholas Nam, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "We listened to our customers and realized there was real demand for thinner yet better performing notebook cameras to facilitate the continued design shrink in the notebook market."
The OV7727 is now available for sampling and is expected to enter mass production in September 2010.