Sunnyvale, Calif. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. claims the first true high-definition video sensor for mobile handsets and notebook computers with the launch of its OV9710 HD video CameraChip sensor. The HD video sensor is also generating interest in other market segments including automotive and security.
The OV9710 is a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor built with OmniVision's proprietary OmniPixel3 architecture and a 3 x 3 micron pixel for optimal low-light sensitivity and high-quality HD video performance at 30 frames per second (fps). It was designed specifically to meet all camera phone (1280 x 720) and PC multimedia (1280 x 800) market requirements for performance, quality, reliability and power consumption.
The OV9710 is a 1/4-inch HD video camera providing full-frame, sub-sampled, windowed 8-bit/10-bit images in raw RGB format via the digital video port. It delivers full-frame HD video at 30 fps in WXGA (1280 x 800) or 60 fps in sub-sampled WXGA (640x400) with complete user control over image quality, formatting and output data transfer. It also features sensitivity ratings of over 2300 mV per Lux-second.
The OV9710 incorporates image processing functions including exposure control, gain control, white balance, lens correction, and defect pixel canceling. These functions are also programmable through the serial camera control bus (SCCB) interface. The sensor is available in a variety of lead-free packaging options and is capable of operating within a temperature range of -30°C to +70°C.
Availability: Sample quantities are available now. Volume shipping is expected to start in the second quarter of 2008.
Product information: OV9710
OmniVision Technologies Inc., www.ovt.com