Thursday, August 04, 2011

Omnivision Announces its First 1.1um Pixel Product

PR Newswire: Omnivision announces the 8MP OV8850, ikts first sensor built on a 1.1um OmniBSI-2 pixel. The 1/4-inch OV8850 is aimed to smartphone market and is said to enable autofocus modules that are 20% slimmer than any 8MP module in commercial use today.

"With our new OmniBSI-2 architecture, we have further miniaturized our pixels while delivering a 20 percent improvement in peak quantum efficiency in all color channels, a 35 percent improvement in low-light sensitivity and a 45 percent increase in full-well capacity in an extremely compact and power efficient package," said Per Rosdahl, senior product manager at OmniVision.

The OV8850 also features an on-chip temperature sensor, two PLLs, context switching, and alternate row exposure for HDR video and stills capture. An integrated scaler allows the camera to maintain full field of view in 1080p/30 HD video and preview modes and provides additional adjustable resolution for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The 2 x 2 binning mode provides enhanced 720p/60 HD video recording with EIS. The OV8850 fits in an 8.5 x 8.5mm autofocus camera module with a build height of 4.7 mm.

Sampling will begin in August, with mass production expected in Q1 2012.


  1. Maybe this is the reason that we can't see 8830 ramping up in Q3 or Q4 this year.
    OVT aims high - 1.1um MP in Q1'12
    What a brave company!

  2. What about the point spread function of light? Is it possible to focus a point source into 1um with commercial optical lens ? If anyone who can professional knowledge of optics,please reply. ( such as higher than F#x it is possible because... )


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