OmniVision’s New System-in-Package Exclusively Combines Image Sensor and Processor in a Single Package for Automotive Viewing Cameras

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OmniVision Technologies, a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, recently declared the OX01B40, a high-performance color CMOS image sensor and an image-sensor processor (ISP), connected together in a single, 8.5 x 8.5 mm package. The OX01B40 system-in-package (SiP) can deliver 120 dB high dynamic range, and is designed specifically for automotive viewing cameras, enabling smaller and simpler camera designs for improved styling.

Many existing sensor solutions for viewing cameras can only support one type of interface, which requires developers to select a different sensor and design a new PCB when a different interface is required. The OX01B40, on the other hand, provides three options: digital video port (DVP), MIPI serial interface, and NTSC analog interface. This facilitates automotive Tier-1 and OEM engineers to create one design that addresses different applications, thus saving time and money.

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“Connecting the image sensor and ISP in a single package provides the smallest form factor for HD cameras recently, enabling the design of an automotive viewing camera that consumers won’t even notice,” said Andy Hanvey, Sr. Staff marketing manager at OmniVision. “At the same time, we keep system costs down and reduce developers’ engineering issues by supporting three different interfaces and counting all the features their customers want to see in a single package.”

Built on OmniVision’s 2.8-micron OmniBSI-2™ Deep Well™ pixel technology, the OX01B40 delivers best-in-class low-light sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) performance, even in challenging lighting conditions.

The OX01B40 also boasts 1392 x 976 resolution with a 2.8-micron pixel size, streaming at 30 frames per second (FPS) for MIPI or DVP interfaces, or 60 FPS for NTSC.Additional advanced features include:

8-micron OmniBSI-2 Deep Well pixel, enabling best in class low light performance
Advanced HDR ISP, delivering high-quality images in challenging conditions
Local and global tone-mapping support
Distortion and perspective correction, which creates undistorted images at up to a 190-degree angle
Overlay feature that supports static and dynamic overlays of up to eight independent layers
Power consumption is very low, at below 400 mW, allowing efficient thermal administration even though the ISP is stacked under the sensor. The OX01B40 is significantly more power-efficient than competing solutions from other manufacturers.

The OX01B40’s features are optimized for all automotive viewing cameras, counting HD rearview cameras and surround-view cameras.

The OX01B40 is sampling now, with volume production expected in Q4 2018. This product will be demonstrated at OmniVision’s CES private suite. Please contact your OmniVision sales or marketing representative to plan a meeting, or for more information.