Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Omnivision Launches Two 1/6-inch Video Sensors

PR Newswire: OmniVision announces a cost-efficient and compact 720p30 HD CameraChip sensor, designed for secondary cameras in notebooks, tablets and smartphones, as well as the rapidly developing smart TV market. The new OV9728 utilizes a 1.75um OmniBSI+ pixel that exceeds the Microsoft Lync and Skype specifications for video quality.

"The exploding demand for HD cameras across a wide range of applications has been the key driver for developing this high performance, low-cost and low-power HD camera solution," said Archie de Guzman , senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "Two years ago, when we launched the previous-generation OV9726 sensor, Internet and broadcast TV were just transitioning to HD video. Today, with HD video now prevalent, we are bringing to market a device with exceptional HD video performance at a highly competitive price point, which we view as extremely attractive for a very broad base of mobile and portable devices."

When compared with the previous-generation OV9726, the new OV9728 benefits from a 60% improvement in FWC, a 4db improvement in DR, and a significantly enhanced SNR that meets Microsoft's recommended SNR10 standards. The 1/6.5-inch OV9728 has one-lane high-speed MIPI interface and fits into a compact 6 x 6 x 3 mm module. It is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the third quarter of 2013.

PR Newswire: Another new HD video sensor targets mobile front-facing camera applications and is based on 1.34um OmniBSI-2 pixel. The new 1/6-inch OV2724 delivers 1080p60 video and fits inside a 5 x 5 x 3.5 mm module. The OV2724 features a dual-lane MIPI interface and is available in chip scale package (CSP) and reconstructed wafer (RW) formats. The sensor is currently sampling and is expected to enter mass production in the third quarter of calendar 2013.

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