OmniVision Releases New Small-Size Image Sensor

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 28, 2020

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OmniVision released the OV64B, a 64-megapixel image sensor which the company says is the industry?s first. It comes with a 0.7 micron pixel size, enabling 64 MP resolution in a ?-inch optical format.

OmniVision released the OV64B, a 64-megapixel (MP) image sensor which the company says is the industry’s first. It comes with a 0.7 micron pixel size, enabling 64 MP resolution in a ½-inch optical format.

The purpose of the sensor is to allow smartphone designers to develop thin phones with high resolution 64 MP cameras. The sensor, which is built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, gives users the ability to capture images and 4K video recordings with electronic image stabilization (EIS). Further, 8K video at 30 framers per second (FPS) is obtainable.

It supports 3-exposure and HDR timing up to 16 MP video modes. For higher quality, it coupld 4-cell color filter array with on-chip hardware re-mosaic. OV64B uses near-pixel binning to output a 16 MP image in low light conditions.  

Other features per the company include: 

·      2x2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF)

·      CPHY interface

·      Support for slow motion video for 1080p at 240 fps and 720p at 480 fps

·      Output formats include 64 MP at 15 fps and 8K video at 30 fps

·      4-cell binning at 30 fps

·      4K video at 60 fps

·      4K video with EIS at 30 fps

For more information, visit www.ovt.com/contact-sales.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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