Thursday, August 11, 2016

Omnivision Announces 1/18-inch Wafer Level Module for Endoscopic Applications

PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OVM6946, its first wafer-level camera module for medical applications. With a compact size of 1.05 mm x 1.05 mm, a z-height height of 2.27 mm, 120-deg FOV and an extended focusing range of 3 mm to infinity, the 1/18-inch 400x400 1.75um pixel OVM6946 is suited for minimally-invasive endoscopes. Built on OmniVision's OmniBSI+T pixel architecture, the OVM6946 is said to be the industry's most cost-effective single-chip imaging solution for single-use endoscopes.

"Cross-contamination risks, downtime inefficiencies, and high costs associated with repairs, pre-procedure testing, and sterilization of reusable endoscopes are fueling market interests in disposable endoscopes," said Aaron Chiang, director of marketing at OmniVision. "As a cost-effective and compact camera module with excellent image quality, we view the OVM6946 as an ideal solution for next-generation single-use endoscopes."

The OVM6946 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in Q1 2017.


  1. Anyone has any idea how much the OVM6946 Module costs?

    1. I also wonder how much it costs and how many MOQ is.


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