13-Mpixel Image Sensor Outfits Mainstream and Entry-Level Smartphone Cameras

OmniVision Technologies’ OV13B 13-Mpixel image sensor comes in a 1/3-inch optical format and uses the company’s 1.12-micron PureCel Plus pixel technology. It is specifically designed for the mainstream and entry-level smartphone markets, i.e., for rear- or front-facing cameras.


In comparison with its predecessors, the OV13B has lower power consumption. Additionally, the OV13B has a smaller chip size, enabling an 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm autofocus module for main cameras, or a 6.4 mm x 7.2 mm fixed-focus module for front-facing cameras with a Z height below 4 mm.

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The component supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF), which has become the de-facto standard for enabling fast autofocus in mobile applications. Additionally, it provides multiple resolution options to meet the needs of end users, including full-resolution 13-MP image output at 30 fps, 4K2K video at 30 fps, 1080p full high definition (HD) at 60 fps, or 720p HD at 120 fps. The OV13B is sampling now. For more information, visit OmniVision Technologies and/or email [email protected]

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