VGA sensor touts excellent video quality for consumer apps
OmniVision Technologies Inc. has introduced what it says is a cost-effective 1/7.5in SoC VGA sensor. The OV7676 claims to offer best-in-class pixel performance to various applications such as mobile phones, tablets, wearables, notebooks and IP network cameras.
Built on OmniVision's 3um OmniPixel3-HS technology, the OV7676 promises to deliver best-in-class low-light sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, full-well capacity, quantum efficiency and low-power consumption.
When used as a front-facing camera solution in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, the OV7676 also supports video-in-video functionality, allowing users to simultaneously record video feeds from both the front- and rear-facing cameras. Additionally, the OV7676 supports serial peripheral interface (SPI) and digital video port (DVP) interface customisation for both smartphone and feature phone platforms.
The OV7676 fits into a 2.73 x 2.47mm chip-scale package. The sensor is available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in 4Q14.