Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Omnivision Announces Two Sensors for Security Applications

PRNewsWire: OmniVision announces the OS02A, a new large 4um pixel sensor for security cameras. Built on OmniVision's PureCel technology, the OS02A is OmniVision's first image sensor with a ½-inch optical format capable of capturing 1080p video at 60 fps with staggered HDR.

"OmniVision is focusing its development efforts on improving image quality when recording in extremely difficult lighting conditions to meet the needs of today's security and surveillance cameras," said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OmniVision. "Our goal is to offer a wide variety of solutions for different market segments, having a competitive and specialized offering for every use case. We see the OS02A as a key step forward for high end applications in this sector, offering advanced technologies and exceptional pixel performance that can help capture detailed scene information in both day and night environments."

The OS02A is expected to be available for sampling in April, and to enter volume production in Q3 2017.

PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV2736, a 2um RGB-Ir PureCel sensor that is capable of capturing high-quality 1080p60 video with HDR. According to a report by Reportlinker, the home security solutions market is expected to be a $74.28 billion global market by 2025, increasing at a CAGR of 9.1% over the next decade.

"The capabilities of commercial and consumer security cameras are quickly converging due to the rapid development of low-light imaging technologies," said Chris Yiu. "As a pioneer of RGB-Ir and HDR technology, with numerous products equipped with these technologies already deployed in the market, OmniVision is proud to bring the OV2736 to no-compromise home surveillance systems."

Rather than a traditional mechanical IR filter, cameras built on the OV2736 utilize dual-band color filters to deliver image with IR LED ullumination. The sensor has ¼-inch optical format and 110 mW power consumption.

The OV2736 is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in Q3 2017.

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