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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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  4. please advise the current iPhone sensor issue.

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