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OmniVision’s New CameraChip Sensors Serve High-End Smartphone and DSC/DVC Applications

Published on May 24, 2012 at 5:00 AM

By Will Soutter

OmniVision Technologies, an innovator of advanced digital imaging solutions recently declared that two 16-MP CameraChip sensors such as the OV16820 and OV16825, that support 16-MP burst photography is capable of capturing 4K2K video or Quad Full High Definition (QFHD) at 60 FPS.

OV16820 and OV16825 CameraChip(TM) sensors

Developed by OmniVision, the OV16820 and OV16825 were constructed on the high-performance 1.34-µ OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture. It enables emerging standards in high-resolution video recording for the high-end smartphone market as well as the digital still and video camera (DSC/DVC) markets.

Measuring only 1/2.3-in, the OV16820 and OV16825 image sensors can operate in full resolution (4608 x 3456) video at 30 FPS, 1080p HD video at 60 FPS and 4K2K (3840 x 2160) video at 60 FPS. It also includes additional pixels for electronic image stabilization (EIS). Furthermore, full resolution 16-MP burst photography can be achieved with the sensors. This full resolution is a major feature that plays a vital role in DSC applications. The serial camera control bus (SCCB) interface supports all required image processing functions such as RAW scaling, frame rate, defective pixel and noise canceling, image size, exposure, gain, cropping and orientation.

The sensors are available with industry-standard connectivity up to 8-lane MIPI and LVDS output interfaces suitable for high data transfer rates. The OV16820 ensure efficient sampling in a ceramic land grid array (CLGA) package. The OV16825 is being offered in die form (RW/COB). Both the sensors will achieve volume production by the Q4 of 2012.

Source: http://www.ovt.com/

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