OmniVision image sensor delivers high video quality in tablets

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OmniVision Technologies has launched the industry’s first 1/7-inch, 2 megapixel image sensor, the OV02C, for full high definition (HD) video performance in thin bezel premium notebooks, tablets and IoT devices.

The sensor is able to offer 60 frames per second (fps) and significantly improved pixel performance in the thinnest 3mm module Y size for high screen-to-body ratio designs.

“Remote work, online education and telemedicine are becoming the norm today, significantly increasing demand for small, portable notebooks and tablets, but consumers have been hindered by the video quality of these products,” said Akeem Chen, product marketing manager at OmniVision. “We’ve addressed this problem with our new OV02C sensor that enables a smooth, high quality video experience while on the go. It is also ideal for small form factor battery-operated IoT devices.”

With the camera space for large bezel screen tablets tending to get smaller in high screen-to-body ratio designs there have been a number of challenges for pixel technology and this has resulted in reduced video performance in many of today's notebooks and tablets. According to OmniVision its new OV02C combines smaller pixel size and high resolution in an extremely small form factor, delivering vivid quality video and image capabilities.

The company's PureCelPlus-S stacked die technology enables much higher functionality in the smaller die sizes. This next-generation pixel technology also provides higher colour fidelity and improved low light sensitivity, along with a high signal-to-noise ratio of 37.5 dB for crisper images. In addition, the PureCelPlus-S provides higher full well capacity, zero blooming and lower power consumption.

The OV02C’s “Always On” feature senses user presence in ultra-low-power mode and the system can be locked and woken up touchlessly, extending the lifetime of the battery. The OV02C also supports multi camera synchronization and multi-frame HDR at 30fps real time video streaming.