8-Mpixel Image Sensor Enables Full-Res Imaging In Smartphones

OmniVision Technologies’ OV08B is the company’s latest generation 1.12-micron, 8-Megapixel image sensor. Designed for the broad smartphone camera market, the sensor supports mainstream selfie imaging, as well as multicamera configurations.


Built on backside-illumination pixel technology, the OV08B features 1.12-micron pixels in a 1/4-inch optical format, providing a compact size that enables 5.1 x 6.5mm fixed-focus modules for front-facing cameras. Placing pads on the top and bottom of the sensor also reduced its X dimension, enabling narrow-bezel designs and 4:3 aspect ratios.

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The component supports full 8-Mpixel resolution at 30 fps using either two or four MIPI lanes, which supports design flexibility for multicamera configurations. Other output options include high definition video of 1080p at 60 fps and 720p at 90 fps. The OV08B also offers Bayer imaging and a 4-cell binning capability for better low-light video performance.


Samples are expected to be available in April. For more details, peruse the OV08B datasheet.

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