OmniVision Releases Image Sensor with Tiny BSI Global Shutter Pixel

By Laura Dolan

Senior Copywriter


September 03, 2019


OmniVision Releases Image Sensor with Tiny BSI Global Shutter Pixel

First BSI global shutter sensor with Nyxel Technology combines 2.2-micron pixel with superior near-infrared performance for sharp, accurate images in consumer and industrial applications.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.’s new OG01A is the smallest pixel size of 2.2 microns for a backside-illuminated (BSI), global shutter (GS) image sensor. The OG01A links PureCel Plus-S pixel technology and Nyxel near-infrared (NIR) technology for applications that require global shutter to to offset the effects of motion blur and low- or no-light conditions.

The OG01A:

  • is made for multiple machine-vision applications such as AR/VR headsets, drones, robots and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • is also used for facial authentication in smartphones and automotive in-cabin driver state monitoring and eye tracking
  • offers 1280x1024 resolution at 120 frames per second (fps) and 640x480 resolution at 240 fps
  • has a high shutter efficiency that yields cleaner motion capture and a high dynamic range
  • has low-light sensitivity with much lower gain than the common 3.0-micron pixel size for an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio

“The OG01A has the industry’s smallest global shutter pixel and provides the best NIR performance in a GS sensor,” said OmniVision’s senior staff marketing manager for the security and emerging segments, Devang Patel. “There is a growing need for global shutter technology to accurately capture images of moving objects, along with excellent NIR performance and small size, in camera applications such as AR/VR headsets, drones, robots and smartphones. The OG01A delivers the industry’s best combination of features for these applications.” 

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