First 0.9-µm Pixel Image Sensor Ogles Smartphones

OmniVision Technologies introduces the 24-Mpixel OV24A sensor family, built on the company’s PureCel Plus stacked die architecture. The stacked die 0.9-µm pixel leverages multiple generations of advanced pixel technologies to match the latest 1.0-micron pixel quantum-efficiency performance.

 

The OV24A sensor family consists of three individual products: the OV24A1Q, OV24A1B and OV24A10. All three versions of the OV24A sensors can support phase-detection autofocus. The OV24A1Q, with its unique 4-cell color filter pattern, is ideal for front-facing camera applications. This sensor has an on-chip, in-pixel binning feature that captures four times more light photons than a regular 0.9-micron pixel. The result is higher image quality in low-light conditions. Additionally, an application can recover an image to full 24Mp resolution, when paired with OmniVision's software solution.

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The OV24A1B (monochrome) and OV24A10 (Bayer) are used for main-camera and/or dual-camera configurations, enabling zoom and Bokeh features, and improved low-light performance. Additionally, increasing image quality for the rear-facing main smartphone camera remains of the utmost importance to most consumers. When it is paired in a dual-camera configuration, the OV24A10 and/or OV24A1B sensors' 24-Mpixel resolution provides a higher zoom ratio, portrait mode effect, and higher quality still images and video in low light.

 

High dynamic range (HDR) is also very important for excellent camera performance, including both video chat and still photos. The OV24A1Q and OV24A10 provide HDR for an enhanced user experience. These sensors can capture still HDR images, as well as HDR video with full resolution at 30 frames per second.

 

The OV24A image sensor family is available now for sampling. Find out more with a visit to OmniVision Technologies.

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