Friday, July 19, 2024

5.2MP Sensor Boosts Notebook Camera Intelligence

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Video calls improve with a 5.2MP sensor with auto-framing, high dynamic range, and technology that saves battery for advanced notebook cameras.

5.2MP

OMNIVISION is a global fabless semiconductor organization that develops advanced digital imaging, analogue, and touch and display solutions for multiple applications and industries, including mobile phones, security and surveillance, automotive, computing, medical, and emerging applications has launched its latest innovation: a 5.2-megapixel image sensor tailored for notebooks with a 16:10 aspect ratio. This sensor, boasting staggered high dynamic range capabilities, caters to both mainstream and premium laptops, as well as tablets and IoT devices.

With its 5.2MP resolution, this sensor enhances video conferencing experiences by offering auto-framing features that keep the speaker focused by adjusting the camera’s viewpoint and eliminating unnecessary background details. Additionally, it integrates human presence detection, bolsters the efficiency of AI-driven applications and prolongs the battery lifespan of mobile devices.

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“Higher resolution, better image quality and richer AI functionality are particularly important today with the growing use of notebooks for remote work and education,” said Danny Liu, product marketing manager, OMNIVISION. “Human/computer interaction that uses AI is becoming mainstream, and our new OV05C10 can support various AI features, including HPD. The higher resolution and unique aspect ratio are more suitable for use in video conferencing, and the HDR function can effectively guarantee higher image quality during video calls.”

Some of the key specifications include:

  • Supports image sizes:

– 5MP (2888 x 1808)

– 2K (2560 x 1440)

– 1080p (1920 x 1080)

– 720p (1280 x 720), and more

  • Supports output formats: 10-bit RGB RAW
  • Two on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)
  • Two-wire serial bus control (SCCB)
  • 1024 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory
  • Supports multi-camera synchronization function
  • Slave SCCB interface for sensor setting, with max 400kHz speed

This innovative sensor is designed with low-power backside illumination technology that enhances sensitivity, reduces noise, and improves image quality. It operates at 5.2MP and 60 frames per second, providing staggered HDR to capture high-quality images in diverse lighting scenarios. The sensor also has a specialized ultra-low-power mode to support human presence detection, further extending the battery life of integrated devices.

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.

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