2.4x2.3mm VGA sensor targets mobile applications

August 30, 2012 // By Julien Happich
The VGA CameraChip from OmniVision Technologies is a solution for front-facing camera applications in mobile devices.

The OV7695 uses OmniVision's latest OmniBSI+ pixel architecture, providing significant cost and performance benefits in an ultra-compact 2.4x2.3mm package, making it well suited for smartphones and tablets. The 1/13-inch OV7695 is built on a 1.75-micron OmniBSI+ pixel architecture, which has a significantly lower level of noise than the levels associated with traditional FSI pixel architectures. The result is a dramatic improvement in dynamic range, which translates into higher quality color video. The sensor captures high-quality VGA video at 30 frames per second, and uses OmniVision’s proprietary technology to improve image quality by reducing or eliminating common sources of image contamination. It supports a MIPI interface to meet the high-speed data transfer requirements of next-generation smartphones and tablets.

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