PR Newswire: Omnivision introduced the OV8820, a 1/3.2-inch 8MP RAW CMOS image sensor based on OmniVision's proven 1.4um OmniBSI pixel. The sensor delivers 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps HD video with electronic image stabilization (EIS) and horizontal FOV designed specifically to meet the demands of smart phone markets (new Apple iPhone?).
In full 8M (3264 x 2448) resolution, the OV8820 operates at 24fps in a 4:3 format and in 6MP (3264 x 1836) resolution at 30fps in a 16:9 format. A high-speed, 4-lane MIPI interface facilitates the required high data transfer rate.
One of the features of the OV8820 is an integrated scaler, which enables EIS and maintains full FOV with improved S/N performance in 1080p HD video mode operating at 30 fps. Another feature is a 2 x 2 binning functionality with a post-binning re-sampling filter function that minimizes spatial artifacts and removes image artifacts around edges.
The OV8820 has an on-chip VCM driver, temperature sensing, 256 bytes of OTP memory, lens shading correction and defect pixel correction. The OV8820 fits into the industry standard module size of 8.5 x 8.5 mm.
The OV8820 is available for sampling now and is expected to enter mass production in March 2011.
Industry research firm Yole Developpement is forecasting that 8MP sensors will hold over a third of the market share for camera phones by 2015.