SANTA CLARA, Calif., - April 14, 2011 - OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today launched a 12.6-megapixel RAW CMOS image sensor for advanced mobile applications. The new OV12825 offers high-resolution still photography and 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 60 frames per second (FPS) with electronic image stabilization (EIS). These features make it an attractive solution for high-end feature and smart phone manufacturers.
"Driven by increasing consumer expectations, the camera phone market continues to demand progressively higher resolutions with full convergence of still photography and quality HD video," said Vinoo Margasahayam, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV12825 answers those demands by providing a high-performance mobile imaging experience. With its impressive array of features and capabilities, this no-compromise CMOS image sensor provides an excellent solution for current and next-generation phones."
The new OV12825 is built on OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ pixel architecture, enabling best-in-class pixel performance and low-light sensitivity of 650 mV/(lux-sec). The sensor's binning capability further increases sensitivity in 1080p HD video mode at 60 FPS, while still providing additional pixels for EIS – a feature not available in the majority of 12-megapixel mobile sensors currently on the market. These capabilities allow the OV12825 to achieve remarkable digital still and video camera (DSC/DVC) performance and quality levels required by today's high-end camera phone applications.
The OV12825 has an active array of 4,224 x 3,000 OmniBSI pixels operating at 15 FPS in full resolution. It is offered with industry-standard connectivity including 4-lane MIPI, LVDS and DVP interfaces. The sensor is currently available for sampling, and volume production is expected to begin by the second quarter of 2011.