Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Omnivision Launches 8MP 1.4um BSI Pixel Sensor Targeted to Smartphones

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.


  1. This is the part that Apple will use in the next iPhone. Virtually all android phones designed in 2011 will also use the 8820.

  2. 8MP RAW, why not YUV ???

  3. Where do you leave Sony? Or Apple might not have learnt the lesson of the current iPhone sensor issues? Nonetheless, great work by ovt.

  4. please advise the current iPhone sensor issue.


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