OmniVision Technologies announced the OX01B40, a high-performance color CMOS image sensor and an image-sensor processor (ISP), connected in a single, 8.5 x 8.5 mm package. The OX01B40 system-in-package (SiP) can deliver 120 dB high dynamic range and is designed for automotive viewing cameras, enabling smaller and simpler camera designs for improved styling.

The OX01B40 is designed to provide three options: digital video port (DVP), MIPI serial interface, and NTSC analog interface. This enables automotive Tier 1 and OEM engineers to create one design that addresses different applications.

"Connecting the image sensor and ISP in a single package provides the smallest form factor for HD cameras today, enabling the design of an automotive viewing camera that consumers won't even notice," said Andy Hanvey, Senior Staff Marketing Manager at OmniVision. "At the same time, we keep system costs down and reduce developers' engineering issues by supporting three different interfaces and including all the features their customers want to see in a single package."

Built on OmniVision's 2.8-µm OmniBSI-2 Deep Well pixel technology, the OX01B40 is designed to deliver low-light sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) performance, even in challenging lighting conditions.

The device also has a 1392 x 976 resolution with a 2.8-µm pixel size, streaming at 30 frames per second (FPS) for MIPI or DVP interfaces, or 60 FPS for NTSC. The system provides local and global tone-mapping support; as well as distortion and perspective correction, which creates undistorted images at up to a 190-degree angle. An overlay feature supports static and dynamic overlays of up to eight independent layers.

The low power consumption of under 400 mW allows efficient thermal management even though the ISP is stacked under the sensor. The system is significantly more power-efficient than competing solutions from other manufacturers. In addition, the features are optimized for automotive viewing cameras, including HD rearview cameras and surround-view cameras.

The OX01B40 is sampling now, with volume production expected in Q4 2018. The product will be demonstrated at OmniVision's private suite at CES 2018.