OmniVision Announces World’s First High-Resolution 0.61µm Pixel 4K Image Sensor for High-End Mobile Phone Front and Rear Cameras

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced solutions digital imaging solutionstoday announced the OV60A―the world’s first high-resolution 0.61 micron (µm) pixel CMOS sensor image sensor that will revolutionize the capabilities of the next generation cell phone cameras.

The OV60A offers 60 megapixel (MP) resolution with the smallest pixel size in its class at 0.61µm. The OV60A can accommodate a 1/2.8 inch optical format in either 3:4 or 16:9 aspect ratio configurations. The OV60A’s 4-cell color filter array uses near-pixel binning to produce images up to 15MP with 4X sensitivity delivering performance equivalent to 1.22µm for preview and native 4K video with pixels additional electronic image stabilization (EIS). The sensor also supports low power mode for “always on” detection that can save valuable battery life when paired with the phone’s AI features.

“In 2022, the TSR estimates that there will be 43 million image sensors with 40MP+ resolution for front cameras and over 350 million image sensors with 50MP+ resolution for rear-facing cameras shipped to smartphone manufacturers,” said Arun Jayaseelan, Head of Marketing at OmniVision. “The OV60A with 60MP resolution in a small form factor is an attractive option for high-resolution front cameras as well as ultra-wide rear cameras on mobile phones.”

To achieve this increase in resolution, as well as a smaller pixel size and optical format, the OV60A is built on technology from OmniVision PureCel®Plus-S stacked array technology. The new 0.61µm pixel has a 24% smaller area than the previous generation 0.7µm pixel solution, but it can achieve higher quantum efficiency (QE) with better crosstalk and response angular than the generation of 0.7 µm. The OV60A can output 15MP or 4K2K with EIS resolutions at 60 frames per second and supports HDR staggered sync for high dynamic range video activation. Low-power “always-on” modes include an ambient light sensing mode for wake-up as well as a low-power streaming mode. This sensor can also support two I/O voltage rails (1.8 V and 1.2 V) as well as the CPHY interface.

Samples of the OV60A are now available. For more information, contact an OmniVision sales representative:

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