Omnivision Announces Automotive HDR Sensor and Companion ISP

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PR Newswire: OmniVision announces the automotive industry's BSI image sensor and a companion processing chip. The 1.3MP/60fps OV10640 delivers high sensitivity and HDR of up to 120 dB in highly compact automotive-grade packages, while the OV490 enables image and video processing for the next-generation ADAS systems.

"With the consumer predilection for advanced automotive features such as 360-degree surround view, lane departure warning and pedestrian detection, there is a tremendous demand among automobile manufacturers for imaging and processing solutions that deliver exceptionally clear, low-noise images and video," said Inayat Khajasha, senior product marketing manager for automotive products at OmniVision. "The announcement of the OV10640 and OV490 underscores OmniVision's position within the automotive industry as a trendsetter in developing sensors for next-generation ADAS applications."

The OV10640 is the first automotive OmniBSI image sensor, said to have the industry's highest sensitivity. The OV490 is a companion processor that enables simultaneous output of fully processed YUV or RGB data for display-based applications and RAW data for machine-vision downstream processing. The OV10640 and OV490 are now available for sampling, and are expected to complete AEC-Q100 Grade-2 qualification and enter volume production in Q4 2014.

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