OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has lately launched two 14.6-megapixel image sensors, the OV14810 for digital still/video cameras and the OV14825 for mobile applications. They are aimed at to achieving the highest quality in both video and photography as they can provide for high-resolution still photography and full 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 60 frames per second (fps).
OmniVision’s new HD sensors use the company’s most advanced 1.4-micron pixel architecture, so that even being the industry’s smallest format sensors they could achieve good performance in terms of sensitivity.
So they measure 1/2.33-inch in size and have active array of 4,416 x 3,312 backside illumination pixels. In full HD video mode, the sensors also provide additional pixels for electronic image stabilization (EIS).
Back illumination technology helps achieve highest sensitivity. “The OV14810 represents a new milestone in digital imaging, bringing the most advanced pixel technology and sensor design to offer the highest quality video and photography in a single device,” said Bruce Weyer, vice president of marketing at OmniVision.
The OV14810/OV14825 will be used in different end applications ranging from mobile phones to digital cameras. It enables ultra compact camera designs with a low-cost bill of materials and reduced power consumption.
These products are offered with industry-standard connectivity including LVDS, MIPI and DVP and do not require external IC components. They will enter mass production in the second quarter of 2010.
OmniVision OV14810 and OV14825 – Features:
- CMOS Image Sensors
- Sensor Size: 1/2.33-inch
- 14.6 Megapixels
- Sensor Resolution: 4,416 x 3,312
- Backside Illumination
- Delivers Full 1080p HD video at 60 fps
- Pixel Size: 1.4-micron
- OV14810 for Digital Still/Video Cameras
- OV14825 for Mobile Applications