|2.0-Megapixel CMOS camera chip launches|
Posted: 01-Dec-2004 [Source: OmniVision]
[OmniPixel extends line of sensors to include 2.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor, the OV2630, for camera phones.]
Sunnyvale -- OmniVision Technologies announced that it is shipping samples of the OV2630, its latest 2.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor, to leading manufacturers of camera phones, a development which means that OmniVision now offers a complete line of sensors for mobile products that use its OmniPixel(tm) technology.
The OV2630 CameraChip is a high-performance 2.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor for digital still image and video/still camera products. The device incorporates a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) image array in a 1/3 inch lens format and an on-chip 10-bit A/D converter capable of operating at up to 15 frames per second (fps) with full resolution. Proprietary sensor technology utilizes advanced algorithms to cancel Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN), eliminate smearing, and drastically reduce blooming. The control registers allow for flexible control of timing, polarity, and CameraChip operation, which in turn allows the engineer a great deal of freedom in product design. Key applications for the OV2630 include cellular phones, digital still cameras, PC cameras, video conference equipment, machine vision, security cameras, and biometrics.
OmniVision formally launched its OmniPixel technology in August 2004. OmniPixel enables OmniVision's next generation of image sensors to deliver the light sensitivity, resolution, color fidelity and low noise of advanced CCD products, while also providing the proven advantages that designers have come to expect from OmniVision's CMOS solutions -- low cost, high integration, low power consumption, wide dynamic range, and switchable still-image or video capture. OmniPixel comes complete with premium features such as auto-focus, zooming, panning, and mechanical shutter control.
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