OmniVision Releases First 5MP RGB-IR Image Sensor

By Laura Dolan

Senior Copywriter


May 21, 2019


OmniVision Releases First 5MP RGB-IR Image Sensor

Sensor enables single camera for 2-in-1 convertible laptops, along with greater accuracy for infrared facial recognition and high-quality color selfie photos and videoconferencing.

SANTA CLARA, CA. OmniVision Technologies, Inc. introduced its OV5678, the first of its kind 5MP RGB-Ir image sensor for 2-in-1 convertible laptops. The sensor operates a single camera with on-point accuracy for infrared (IR) Windows Hello facial authentication as well as high quality color (RGB) images.

The OV5678 was designed on OmniVision’s 1.12-micron PureCel®Plus pixel architecture with deep trench isolation for greatly reduced color crosstalk to guarantee high quality color images.  

“Previously, Windows Hello facial authentication was not commonly found in 2-in-1 convertible laptops, as it required a second camera for IR functionality,” said OmniVision’s product marketing manager, Jason Chiang. “The OV5678 eliminates the need for a second camera by combining RGB and IR capabilities in a single 5MP sensor, saving space while increasing value.”

OmniVision will have the OV5678 on display in the VIP suite at Computex, happening May 28-30.

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