Sunnyvale, Calif. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched the OV7690, a 1/13-inch VGA CameraChip sensor for slim camera phones and notebook computers. Touted as the smallest VGA CameraChip sensor, the OV7690 features OmniVision's newest generation of proprietary pixel architecture, OmniPixel3-HS, which delivers almost double the sensitivity and low-light performance (960 mV/Lux-sec) of other low-cost sensors.
The OV7690's new 1.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS architecture combined with a unique, non-linear micro lens shift technology allows for a significant reduction in distance between the sensor and the lens, which enables a significant reduction in the module height while maintaining high levels of image quality and camera performance, explained OmniVision.
The ultra-thin camera module measures only 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.8 mm, a critical characteristic both for slim camera phones and for notebook applications where the camera module can be no thicker than the LCD housing.
The OV7690 comes in a newly developed chip scale package (CSP3) which further improves device reliability and reduces system height.
Availability: The OV7690 is sampling, with volume production to begin in the third quarter of 2008.
OmniVision Technologies, 1-408-542-3000, www.ovt.com