Image Sensor With Smallest Pixel Size For High End Smartphones

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The high resolution image sensor has great features that allows better preview and video quality even in low-light conditions

OMNIVISION, one of the leading developers of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analogue and touch & display technology has launched the world’s smallest 200MP image sensor with pixel size at just 0.61 µm for smartphone cameras.

The unique 16-cell binning of the OVB0B delivers 4K2K video quality in 12.5MP mode with 2.44 µm-equivalent pixel size using near pixel 4×4 binning, especially in low light. The OVB0B is the first 200MP to offer 100% quad phase detection (QPD) technology for excellent fast autofocus performance.

“Consumers want high resolution captures and high-quality preview and video. As the image sensor technology leader, we have applied our PureCel Plus‑S stacked die technology to dramatically push mobile main cameras to a new level,” said Arun Jayaseelan, staff marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “With the new OVB0B, we now offer the industry’s highest resolution in a small package for high-end smartphones along with the best low-light performance in its class.”

An on-chip remosaic enables 50MP at 24 frames per second (fps) and 8k video at 30 fps with 1.22 µm-equivalent performance. The OVB0B can also output 12.5MP at 30 fps with 3‑exposure staggered HDR timing. The OVB0B supports CPHY, DPHY and dual DOVDD (1.8V and 1.2V).

“The introduction of 200MP image sensor products for smartphone cameras promises to capture stunning details within images, meeting the needs of smartphone vendors who are aggressively looking to differentiate their devices with enhanced cameras that feature high-resolution image sensors. We estimate more than 40 million image sensors with 100MP+ resolution are expected to be shipped to smartphone vendors in 2022,” says Jeffrey Mathews, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.


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