Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Omnivision Announces 1.1um OmniBSI-2 12.7MP Sensor, VGA CameraCube

PR Newswire: OmniVision announces the OV12830, a 12.7MP sensor for high-end smartphones and tablets. The 1/3.2-inch OV12830 utilizes 1.1um pixel OmniBSI-2 architecture to capture 1080p/60fps HD video, and full resolution 12MP high-speed photography at 24fps to dramatically reduce shutter lag. The chief ray angle is 30.3deg. non-linear.

"We are bringing this sensor to market at a time when next-generation smartphone and tablet cameras are moving beyond the 8-megapixel threshold," said Devang Patel, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV12830 marks OmniVision's highest resolution 1/3.2-inch optical format offering for mobile devices to date, and fits into the industry-standard module size of 8.5 x 8.5 mm."

An on-chip RAW scaler allows the sensor to record video at 30fps while maintaining full field of view. Additionally, the OV12830 is capable of capturing full 1080p/60fps HD video with additional pixels for EIS. The sensor provides alternate row output from full-resolution at two different exposures, enabling HDR still or video recording. The OV12830 comes in die format with 4-lane MIPI interface.

It is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in the fourth quarter of 2012.


Another Omnivision's announcement is 1/9-inch VGA CameraCube, the OVM7675, having a
size of 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.3 mm. The CameraCubeChip is built on 2.5um OmniPixel3-HS technology, which delivers sensitivity of 1800 mV/lux-sec. The OVM7675 is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production in Q4 2012.

6 comments:

  1. What is the speed of the ADC? I think that OV is the only company who doesn't work with column parallel ADC.

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    1. Aptina also does not use column parallel ADC.

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    2. I am pretty sure Aptina uses column parallel ADC in some products, esp. high speed devices.

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  2. Where does it say they're not using column ADCs?

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  3. Is it possible to cancel vertical FPN with chip level ADC?

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  4. I think the point is that pretty much any sensor that generates more than 50Mp/s needs multiple ADCs. Fast ADCs are large and power hungry. Column ADCs are more speed and size efficient. Whether the marketing material says "column ADC" is something else entirely.

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