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5-Megapixel CameraChip Sensor Delivers HD Video

omnivision_0905-AThe OV5648 from OmniVision is a high-performance, 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor for smartphones and tablets. Using the latest 1.4-micron OmniBSI+ pixel architecture, the sensor is a technology upgrade of its predecessor, the OV5647. The new sensor combines a smaller die size with higher quality photography and HD video. OmniBSI+ pixel architecture offers significant improvements, including a 60 percent increase in full-well capacity and an improvement in low-light performance. With OmniBSI+, the ¼-inch OV5648 is capable of capturing high quality still images as well as 720p HD video at 60 FPS and 1080p HD video at 30 FPS. The sensor supports a two-lane MIPI interface, and provides full-frame, windowed, or binned 10-bit images in RAW RGB format with complete user control over formatting and output transfer. The OV5648 CameraChip sensor is currently sampling and is expected to enter mass production first quarter 2013.

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