Saturday, May 22, 2010
1080p HD image sensor - OmniVision sets world record
SANTA CLARA, Calif., USA -- OmniVision
Technologies has introduced its OV2720 high-definition
(HD) CMOS image sensor that measures a mere 1/6 of an inch,
and supports full 1080p HD video recording at 30 frames per
second - setting the new world record for the Smallest
1080p HD image sensor.
Photo: OmniVision's OV2720, the World's
1080p HD image sensor, compared to a quarter.
Photo: OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (enlarge
is the world’s first 1/6-inch, native 1080p/30 high-definition
(HD) CMOS image sensor designed for notebook, webcam and video
"Increased broadband capability, inexpensive
high-quality image sensors and the increasing availability
of high-quality external and embedded PC web cameras will
drive both consumer and business video conferencing," said
Brian O'Rourke, principal analyst at In-Stat.
1080p HD image sensor is based on what OmniVision
calls its 1.4-micron OmniBSI backside illumination technology
(pdf), which the company claims offers "conference-quality"
HD video recording.
The OV2720 also supports multiple platform
architectures and controllers, meaning that companies can
build this camera module into a wide array of devices (theoretically
including Arduino-based setups).
The OV2720 is the first 1/6-inch sensor
to offer native 1080p HD resolution. Native HD enables full
field of view video with optimized image quality, sensitivity,
color reproduction and clarity because no scaling or cropping
is required to achieve HD resolution.
The 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel achieves best-in-class
low light sensitivity of 680-mV/lux-sec, while enabling extremely
thin modules with a z-height of 3.5 mm. Moreover, the OV2720
can use binning to further increase its low-light performance
to double that of similar-sized VGA sensors.
The OV2720's outstanding low-light performance
and slim form factor combine to make it an ideal choice for
tier-one notebook manufacturers.
1080p HD image sensor is currently being tested and
is planned to go into mass production in June 2010.
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