New high-speed global image sensor from OmniVision
OmniVision Technologies announced the OV9284, a 1-megapixel global shutter image sensor. The company says that this latest addition to its automotive portfolio is ideal for in-cabin camera modules in passenger vehicles, where driver state monitoring (DSM) and passenger-monitoring cameras need to be extremely small and unobtrusive, while complying with safety regulations.
“Upcoming mandates will require that all vehicles sold in the EU come equipped with driver-state monitoring, beginning with 2022 models,” said Thilo Rausch, Product Marketing Manager at OmniVision. “The OV9284 is the industry’s first image sensor with the right balance of cost effectiveness, high-quality imaging, and advanced features, meeting the needs of the mainstream automotive market.”
The OV9284 also offers a near-infrared (NIR) quantum efficiency (QE) of 12% at 940 nm, which is meant to allow designers to achieve sufficient illumination with fewer LEDs, thus reducing total system cost and power consumption. This sensor consumes 90 mW of power at 60 frames per second (fps). Additionally, the high-speed global shutter sensor with OmniPixel3-GS technology offers 1280 x 800 resolution at video speeds of up to 120 fps.
The sensor comes in a compact automotive chip-scale package, which measures 5237 µm x 4463 µm for smaller lens designs. Its 27-degree chief ray angle with a low z height requirement provides a wider viewing angle in a thinner package, allowing for greater flexibility with camera placement.
The OV9284 image sensor is available now. For more information, product samples, or a demonstration, contact the OmniVision sales representative at email@example.com.