Monday, October 26, 2015

Omnivision Announces Two 720p30 Imagers for Security

PRNewswire: OmniVision announced the OV9732 and OV9733, two power-efficient 720p30 CameraChip sensors based on OmniPixel3‑HS pixel for mainstream security systems and wireless battery-powered smart-home cameras.

The OV9732 is a traditional Bayer sensor. The OV9733 is equipped with RGB-IR pixels that can replace the traditional mechanical IR cut filter, thus simplifying the system designs and enabling the sensor to capture high quality infrared images and video, even from long ranges.

"Power consumption and image quality are among the most critical performance indicators for compact, battery-powered cameras found in new security systems and IoT-based smart-home and lifestyle cameras," said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OmniVision. "The extremely power-efficient OV9732 and OV9733 are 35 percent smaller than the previous-generation OV9712 CameraChip sensor, while capturing equally exceptional images. These benefits make the OV9732 and OV9733 extremely versatile imaging solutions, capable of supporting most mainstream security cameras and battery-operated camera platforms."

The sensors' narrow 9-degree CRA supports consumer-grade optical lens systems and reduces image artifacts for enhanced performance. When operating in low-power mode, the 1/4-inch OV9732 requires just 115mW to capture 720p30 video.

The OV9732 is currently in volume production and the OV9733 is expected to enter volume production in the Q4 2015.

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