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OmniVision Introduces 8 MP CMOS Image Sensor for Smart Phones

Developer of enhanced digital imaging solutions, OmniVision Technologies, has launched an 8 MP, 1/3.2-inch CMOS image sensor named OV8820, which employs the architecture of 1.4-micron OmniBSI pixel. It provides a high-definition video with an ultra frame rate of 720p/60 and 1080p/30. The sensor’s enhanced video features are compatible with the phone’s Facebook and YouTube applications.

The OV8820’s complete horizontal field of view and electronic image stabilization features are designed to meet the requirements of the enormously developing smart phone market.

The OV8820 functions at 30 fps in 6 MP resolution in a 16:9 format and at 24 fps in full 8 MP resolution in a 4:3 format. The ultra frame rates offer advantages such as complete high definition at 60 or 30 fps, minimized rolling shutter effect, real-time image capture, continuous shooting, and no image lagging for shutter-less designs.

The image sensor features an incorporated scaler, which provides electronic image stabilization and complete field of view with enhanced signal-to-noise performance in 1080p high definition mode functions at 30 fps. The 2×2 binning feature is a key image processing functionality with a re-sampling, post-binning filter operation, which reduces spatial artifacts and eliminates image artifacts around the edges, and thus results in high quality images.

The OmniBSI’s backlit pixel design decreases crosstalk, enhances quantum efficiency, and offers superior low-light sensitivity. The OV8820 sensor, measuring 8.5 × 8.5 mm, also has capabilities such as lens-shading correction, defect pixel correction, temperature sensing and 256 B of one-time programmable memory.


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