OminiVision Unveils CameraChip Mobile Solution

Eight-megapixel camera is designed for tablets, smart phones
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Eight-megapixel camera is designed for tablets, smart phones

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, introduces the OV8835, an eight-megapixel CameraChip solution for smartphones and tablets.
The OV8835 is built on an OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture that the company says offers high-quality pixel performance and enables full resolution 8-megapixel high speed photography at 30 frames per second (FPS) and 1080p/30 or 720p/60 high-definition (HD) video, OmniVision says. Those “performance and functionality improvements make the OV8835 an ideal upgrade for next-generation smartphones and tablets,” the company says.
“Industry research projects that 8-megapixel cameras will continue to enjoy a dominant position in the mobile device market in the foreseeable future,” says Vinoo Margasahayam, OmniVision’s senior product marketing manager. To stay at the forefront of that trend, OmniVision developed a leading-edge eight-megapixel image sensor for smartphones and tablets, he said.
In addition, the OV8835’s frame rates, pixel performance and low power consumption are critical performance benefits for manufacturers, according to the company. Furthermore, because the OV8835 is pin-to-pin compatible with the previous-generation OV8830, manufacturers can easily and quickly upgrade to a dramatically improved 8-megapixel camera, Margasahayam says.
The 1/3.2-inch OV8835 is built on a 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel that delivers improved sensitivity of 1000 mV/(Lux-sec). OmniVision says that other performance improvements include a 20 percent improvement in low-light performance and a 25 percent improvement in full-well capacity.
The OV8835’s new sensor also supports an array of 3264 x 2448 pixels (eight-megapixel), and can operate at 30 frames per second (FPS) for minimal shutter lag, the company says. The sensor’s 2 x 2 binning functionality with post-binning resampling filter minimizes and removes image artifacts around edges to deliver sharp images for its HD video recording. The OV8835 is capable of capturing full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS with electronic image stabilization, or 720p HD video at 60 FPS with full horizontal field-of-view (FOV), OmniVision says.