OmniVision with new 8-Megapixel sensor for Ultra Slim Smartphones

OmniVision Technologies has revealed a new image sensor designed specifically for the next-generation smartphones and tablets. Codenamed OV8850, the sensor offers 8 Megapixel (3280 x 2464) resolution and is the first sensor built on a 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture.

The new 1/4-inch OV8850 CMOS sensor offers “significant improvements in power efficiency and image quality comparable to the company’s previous generation chips. OmniVision says that new sensor enables autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than any 8-megapixel module in commercial use today. As for the new OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture, it also further improve the peak quantum efficiency in all color channels by 20 percent and low-light sensitivity with 35 percent.

OmniVisio OV8850

The OV8850 also offers on-chip temperature sensor, two phase lock loops, context switching, 4 Kbits of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction, and alternate row exposure for high dynamic range (HDR) video and still image capture, plus an integrated scaler which allows the camera to maintain full field of view in 1080p/30 high-definition (HD) video and preview modes and provides additional adjustable resolution for electronic image stabilization (EIS).

First samples are expected this month, while mass production is expected in the first calendar quarter of 2012.

Source: OmniVision

Related posts

Samsung Propel Pro, chrome slider smartphone now available

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1 announced today the availability of the Samsung Propel™ Pro, a chrome slider smartphone powered by AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest, and the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. The Propel Pro, the next generation smartphone from...

GELID debuts Polar 1U low profile CPU cooler

GELID debuts Polar 1U low profile CPU cooler

GELID Solutions has announced a new CPU cooler called Polar 1U. Designed for HTPCs, panel PCs, car PCs and 1U servers, the Polar 1U features a low profile and offers a heat sink with a height of just 27 mm, which means it will fit in most slim low profile cases, not to mention you won’t have...

Huawei offers new Android smartphone

The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has come up with a new Android smartphone – the Ascend G600. Let’s find out what it has inside! The new smartphone starts with some promising specs – it runs Android 4.0 right out of the box and comes with a 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution...

Leave a comment