OmniVision, a leading producer of CMOS processing and packaging technology, unveiled a new 0.8-µm form factor, 32-Mpixel image sensor capable of outputting high-resolution images and video. The company’s OV32A sensor is designed for use in next-gen high-end smartphones, bringing advanced features via the company’s PureCel Plus technology, including on-chip re-mosaic and near-pixel binning, among others.
The OV32A is capable of producing high-resolution images and video in a range of formats, including 32 Mpixels (at 15 fps), 8 Mpixels with 4-cell binning (at 60 fps), 2K/4K video (at 60 fps), 1080p video (at 120 fps), and 720p video (at 240 fps). The sensor was created with pad locations on the top and bottom, reducing the module size in the in the x-direction, making them ideal for use as front-facing cameras for thin-form-factor smartphones with infinity displays. OmniVision expects to release samples of the OV32A image sensor to mobile device manufacturers in March of this year.