Omnivision Unveils its First 0.8um Pixel Product

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PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV48B, its first 48MP image sensor featuring a 0.8um pixel built on OmniVision's PureCel Plus stacked die technology.

"Consumers continue to demand ever-higher resolution in high end and mainstream mobile phones," said Arun Jayaseelan, senior marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV48B features premium resolution and image quality that is ideal for both high end and mainstream smartphones. Its 0.8 micron pixels provide 48 MP resolution in the industry's smallest die size, enabling a 1/2" optical format."

The OV48B integrates an on-chip 4-cell color filter array and hardware re-mosaic, which provides high quality, 48 MP Bayer output in real time. In low light conditions, this sensor can use near-pixel binning to output a 12 MP image with four times the sensitivity.

This new sensor also features both DPHY and CPHY MIPI interfaces, which enables fast frame rates using fewer pins. Additionally, the OV48B includes 2x2 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF) to boost accuracy, especially in low light.

Output formats include 48 MP at 10 fps with remosaic, 12 MP with 4-cell binning at 30 fps, 4K2K video at 60 fps, 1080p video at 240 fps and 720p video at 480 fps. Pad locations on the left and right of the image sensor, in combination with the industry's smallest 48 MP die size, provide smartphone camera module designers with additional flexibility.

OV48B samples are available now, and volume production is expected in Q4 2019.

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