Tuesday, May 05, 2015

OmniVision Launches 1/3-Inch Sensor with RGB-IR Color Filter

PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV9752, a CameraChip sensor for security and home monitoring applications.

"The OV9752 uses an RGB-IR dual band color filter instead of the traditional mechanical rotary filter, which both simplifies the design and reduces the sensor footprint. This approach also allows the sensor to capture extremely high quality IR images and video, even from great distances," said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OmniVision. "Traditional security cameras' mechanical IR filters are major cause for security camera failures. By eliminating the need for such a mechanical filter, the OV9752 provides our customers with a more reliable and highly effective camera solution."

Built on the 3.75um OmniPixel3-HS pixel, the OV9752 can capture in 1280 x 960 video at 60fps with 10-bit output, or at 45fps with 12-bit output. In addition to a regular operating mode with 165mW power consumption, the OV9752 features an ultra-low power mode, which allows the sensor to reduce the resolution and frame rates and operate at reduced power.

The OV9752 fits into a 6.3 x 5.2 mm package. It is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in Q4 2015.


  1. Are the IR pixel filters blocking or transparent to RGB?

    Would clear pixels including IR be a nice noise reducing feature for still photography too?

    1. It may be implemented similar to RGBW, except this is RGB(IR); where the white pixel's Filter is replaced with an IR Filter.

  2. It doesn't say, but I am guessing that this doesn't have global shutter?


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