Omnivision Announces 3rd Generation 13MP Sensor

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PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV13855, its third-generation 13MP 1.12um pixel sensor with significant improvements in low-light performance, color crosstalk reduction and angular response when compared with previous-generation 13MP sensors. The OV13855 is built on PureCel-Plus pixel technology with PDAF and aimed to mainstream smartphone rear-facing cameras as well as front-facing and dual cameras.

"The 13-megapixel resolution segment is becoming the minimum box specification for rear-facing cameras in mid- to low-end smartphones. Recent market research suggests that the 13-megapixel smartphone camera module market may grow at a CAGR of 16 percent through 2020," said Badri Padmanabhan, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "With its compact form factor and advanced feature set, the OV13855 provides pioneering OEMs with an excellent opportunity to integrate 13-megapixel image sensors into their high-end smartphones for front-facing or dual camera applications."

The OV13855 captures full-resolution 13MP still images at 30fps and records 4K2K video at 45fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 720p HD at 90fps. With its compact design and two-sided bond pad layout, the OV13855 can easily be integrated into 8.5 x 8.5 mm autofocus modules with z-heights of less than 5 mm for main cameras, and 7.5 x 7.5 mm fixed focus modules with z-heights of less than 4.5 mm for high-end front-facing cameras.

The OV13855 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in Q2 2016. The sensor is available in non-PDAF (OV13858) and monochrome (OV13355) versions to support front-facing and dual-camera applications.

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