PRNewswire: OmniVision announces OV9734, the company's smallest 720p sensor for consumer applications built on OmniVision's 1.4um PureCel pixel technology.
"According to industry reports, high demand for HD sensors is expected in the mobile devices markets over the next three years, with approximately 400 million units per year for camera phones and 164 million units per year for notebooks," said Arun Jayaseelan, product marketing manager of front facing cameras at OmniVision. "The OV9734 can be integrated into an extremely compact camera module, making it a highly competitive, no compromise camera solution for the growing markets of slim notebooks and mobile devices."
The OV9734 requires approximately 25% less power than previous generation OmniVision HD sensors, at just 70mW. To fit into ultra-thin bezel devices, the OV9734 comes in a package than can meet 2.5mm z-hight and with a y-dimension that is 47% smaller than the previous generation OmniVision 720p sensors. The OV9734 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in Q3 2015.