PR Newswire: Omnivision announces the OV7955, a low cost NTSC-resolution image sensor for mainstream automotive applications such as rear-view, surround-view and blind spot detection systems. The output is both analog and digital - a DAC is converting its digital output back into the analog domain:
"In light of the imperatives of the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act, we anticipate heightened demand for rear-view camera systems. To address that need, we are bringing to market an image sensor that is 40 percent smaller than competing products, and that is offered at an extremely competitive cost," said Jeff Morin, automotive marketing manager at OmniVision. "We are extremely pleased with the OV7955's low cost, small footprint and exceptional performance, and have already begun shipping this sensor to major automotive manufacturers from around the world for incorporation into their mainstream automotive designs."
The new sensor is based on 6um-sized OmniPixel3-HS pixels with sensitivity of 16 V/Lux-sec, maxSNR of 38dB and dark current of 16 mV/s @ 50C. The OV7955 is housed in a compact 5.7 x 5.4 mm aCSP package.