PR Newswire: Omnivision introduced another 1.75um OmniBSI-2 pixel-based sensor - the 5MP OV5680 SoC. The 1/3.2-inch OV5680 offers 1080p/30fps full-area HD video (or 1080p/60 cropped one). The on-chip scaler enables electronic image stabilization, while maintaining full field of view in 1080p HD video mode. The sensor's 2 x 2 binning functionality with post-binning re-sampling filter enables 720p/60fps video with minimized spatial artifacts and removed image artifacts around edges. Additionally, the OV5680 can synchronize exposure and frame for stereo cameras to meet 3D video capture requirements.
"With the rise of video-centric smartphones, we have experienced a steep ramp in 5-megapixel sensor demand in the past 18 months, and we are continuing to see strong growth forecasts into 2012, and reports are projecting 5-megapixel production to nearly double within the next three years as smartphones have now overtaken feature phones in the US market," commented Vinoo Margasahayam, product marketing manager at OmniVision.
The OV5680 comes with a standard 2-lane MIPI interface and fits into 8.5 x 8.5 x 6 mm module. It is now available for sampling, with mass production expected for the first half of 2012.