Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Omnivision Announces 1/6-inch Native 1080p OmniBSI+ Sensor

PR Newswire: OmniVision announces the OV2722, the second-generation native 1080p CMOS sensor, designed for ultra-portable applications such as smartphone, tablet and Ultrabook. Based on 1.4um OmniBSI+ pixel, the OV2722 can be housed in a module height of less than 3 mm. The 1.4um OmniBSI+ pixel offers significant performance improvements over the first generation OmniBSI, including a 60% increase in full-well capacity, a 10% increase in QE and a 10% improvement in low-light performance.

The OV2722 is currently in volume production.

Update: Digitimes reports that ultrabooks will require camera modules height be reduced to 2.0-3.0mm which is lower than 4.0-5.0mm specified for regular notebooks. This will prevent ASPs for webcams from falling in 2012, according to the newspaper's sources.


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