OmniVision Technologies’ OV8858 1/4-in., 8-megapixel PureCel image sensor eyes smartphone and tablet markets with lower power consumption and support for video-in-video (ViV). The ViV function allows the sensor to stitch together images from the front- and rear-cameras and send the combined image to a host ISP. Users can capture a portrait scene alongside their own face, record video while narrating for video blogging, or initiate video conferencing. In relation to the company’s previous-generation 1/4-in. 8-megapixel sensor, the OV8858 delivers a number of enhancements including better full-well capacity and sensitivity for enhanced high- and low-light performance. It also offers reduced power consumption and a smaller form factor. The OV8858 fits into an 8.5 x 8.5 mm camera module with a build height of approximately 4 mm.
Other features include an active array of 3264 x 2448 pixels (8-megapixel) operating at 30 fps and the ability to record 1080p HD video at 60 fps or 720p HD video at 90 fps, each with additional pixels for electronic image stabilization. The OV8858 is currently sampling and is expected to begin volume production in the second quarter of 2014.
OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Sunnyvale, CA. 408-542-3000.