Developer of sophisticated digital imaging solutions, OmniVision Technologies announced that it has unveiled the new OV8820 CMOS image sensor that captures images at 8 MP. It offers 720-pixel/60-fps and 1080-pixel/30-fps high-definition video, which supports Facebook and YouTube applications.
The OV8820 CMOS image sensor incorporates complete horizontal field of view and electronic image stabilization to meet the requirements of the fast increasing smart phone markets. The sensor is based on the 1.4-µm OmniBSI architecture and offers high-definition video recording and swift frame rate image capture to meet the demands of smart phones and mobile handsets.
The OV8820 sensor functions at 24 fps in full 8 MP resolution in a 4:3 format and at 30 fps in 6 MP resolution in a 16:9 format. The higher frame rates allow advantages such as real-time image capture, minimized rolling shutter effect, continuous shooting, and no image lagging for shutterless designs.
The sensor has a combined scaler that allows electronic image stabilization. It sustains complete field of view with enhanced signal-to-noise performance. The postbinning resampling filter function with a 2×2 binning function reduces spatial artifacts and decreases the image artifacts around the edges.
The OmniBSI architecture decrease crosstalk, enhances quantum efficiency, and delivers high-quality low-light sensitivity. These aspects result in enhancing the overall image quality. The OV8820 sensor, measuring 8.5 × 8.5 mm, also incorporates features such as defect pixel correction, lens-shading correction, 256 B of one-time programmable memory, and temperature sensing.