Monday, May 18, 2015

Omnivision News: MIPI over Fiber, 3DInCites Award Nomination

PRNewswire: OmniVision and Silicon Line GmbH announced a collaboration to bring high-speed image and video data transfer technology to applications that are noise-sensitive and that require longer, thinner and lighter cables. This collaboration will focus on 1080p30 video transfer over 2-lane 1Gbps MIPI for OmniVision's OV5693 sensor, as well as other MIPI D-PHY 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and MIPI C-PHY-based imaging solutions.

"We believe that Silicon Line's approach to high-speed data transfer, and the inherent benefits that its optical link technology brings to our mutual target markets, can help overcome many technical challenges faced by product engineers today," said Tehzeeb Gunja, senior marketing and business development manager at OmniVision. "The ability to affordably and power-efficiently transfer large amounts of uncompressed video data over long distances carries a tremendous potential for positive impact on a number of application areas."

"As OmniVision extends its portfolio with higher resolution and higher frame rate image sensors, the required data rate for transporting the image increases dramatically," said Ian Jackson, senior manager sales and marketing at Silicon Line. "A single optical fiber can transport up to 25 Gbps of data. This has obvious benefits in terms of size and weight reductions, enabling smaller and lighter industrial designs for space-constrained applications like tablets and notebooks. Another benefit of optical fiber is zero susceptibility to electromagnetic interference, which enables a noise free picture. Lastly, optical technology can transport high-speed image data over many meters whereas a traditional electrical connection is limited to 10 or 20 cm, making optical technology well-suited for applications such as automotive, medical and security imaging systems." (Actually, a single optical fiber transmits 100Gbps since 2012 in commercial products, and, this year, 200Gbps would be probably commercialized - ISW.)

3DInCites nominates OmniVision’s 23.8MP OV23850 PureCel stacked sensor for 3D Excellence Award. OV23850 "gives 3D manufacturing visibility across numerous application areas, including automotive, medical, mobile devices, and wearables."

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