Monday, November 05, 2012

Omnivision Announces 5MP 1.75um OmniBSI+ Pixel Sensor

PR Newswire: OmniVision announces the OV5656, a cost-effective 5MP CameraChip sensor for smartphone, tablet and digital video camera (DVC) markets. The 1/3.2-inch OV5656 features 1.75um OmniBSI+ pixel with 1200mV/(lux*sec) sensitivity and delivers 30fps at full-resolution.

"Industry reports are predicting an annual demand of more than 450 million 5-megapixel image sensors over the next three years, and the OV5656's high performance and competitive cost structure make it a highly desirable camera solution for OEMs across multiple markets," said Vinoo Margasahayam, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "Compared to the previous-generation OV5650, the OV5656 delivers several performance improvements, including full resolution, high-speed 5-megapixel photography at 30 FPS, a 28 percent improvement in full-well capacity and significantly improved dynamic range in a smaller die size."

The sensor's integrated scaler allows it to record 1080p HD video at 30fps with electronic image stabilization (EIS) while maintaining full field-of-view (FOV). Using 2 x 2 binning functionality with post-binning re-sampling filter, the OV5656 can capture 720p HD video at 60fps. The OV5656 has 4-lane, 840Mbps/lane MIPI interface and LVDS serial output. The sensor's power consumption is 339mW.

The OV5656 fits into a module size of 8.5 x 8.5 with a z-height of less than 6 mm. It is currently available for sampling in both RW and CSP.

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