Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Omnivision Announces 1/10-inch Sensor for Endoscopy

PR Newswire: Omnivision announced a start of mass production of the ultra-compact 1/10-inch OV6930 sensor with a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm. It is targeted to serve a broad range of medical endoscopy applications, including bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, OB/GYN and urology, and can facilitate development of medical devices that require an outside diameter under 2.6 mm.

The OV6930 relies on OmniPixel3-HS pixel with low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec and is capable of operating up to 30fps in 400 x 400 HVGA or 60 fps in 400 x 200 resolution. The sensor allows cabling up to 14 ft.

OmniVision also announced OV6930 design wins for two new medical device modules from Hong Kong based COMedia, Ltd. The OV6930 is now shipping in volume to multiple customers.


  1. Nice. Does anyone have any information regarding how this device is packaged? Also does it have some form of serial output?

  2. Looking to the list of applications : I do hope I will never see this device in real life ....

  3. The pdf shows analog output


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