Sunnyvale, Calif. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. targets security applications with the development of its OV10620 color High Dynamic Range (HDR) CameraChip.
The single-chip OV10620 can provide security camera manufacturers with a cost savings over existing multi-chip CCD camera solutions with HDR capability and better performance versus competing CMOS color HDR systems, said OmniVision.
HDR refers to an imaging system's ability to capture widely differing light levels in a single image and to rapidly adjust to instantaneous changes in light levels, said OmniVision. The company's proprietary color HDR technology enables the high-speed OV10620 to function like the human eye under quickly changing light conditions, making it suitable for a range of commercial security camera applications that include camera monitoring at ATM machines, inside banks and hotel lobbies, in parking facilities, and other commercial and domestic security systems.
The OV10620 digital sensor comes in a 1/3-inch Wide-VGA (768 x 492) and a 1/4-inch VGA (640 x 480) image array operating at 30 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and 60 fps at QVGA (320 x 240) resolution. It offers the flexibility of YUV or RGB Raw output and comes in a standard CLCC package.
The OV10620 delivers a spectral light sensitivity of up to 1000 nm, which is near infrared sensitivity, and is capable of performing at a dynamic range of up to 110 dB in either color or black and white. A 6 x 6 micron pixel size enables the OV10620 to simultaneously capture and process image data from bright and dark regions, making it highly suitable for use in high-performance closed circuit television (CCTV) and Internet protocol (IP) security camera systems.
The OV10620 will be showcased at the International Security Conference (ISC) West at booth # 7087.
Availability: Samples and evaluation boards are now available followed by volume production in third quarter 2007.
Product information: security sensors and OV10620
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., 1-408-542-3263, www.ovt.com