OmniVision Technologies today announced OV2744, its latest 1.4-micron 2-megapixel PureCel image sensor for notebooks, tablets, and front-facing cameras in smartphones. It features second-gen RGB-Ir technology that offers high quality IR output without compromising premium RGB images. “This solution eliminates the need to have two-camera solutions for devices that require both IR and RGB imaging and also boasts less color aliasing than competing RGB-Ir sensors that are currently available in the market.” said the company.
It captures full resolution 1080p high definition (HD) video at 60 frames per second (fps) with support for full frame staggered high dynamic range (HDR). It also features ultra-low power mode (ULPM), which reduces the resolution and frame rates to conserve additional power.
The OmniVision OV2744 is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production this Q1 2016.
Commenting on the new sensor, Arun Jayaseelan, product marketing manager, OmniVision, said:
Notebook and mobile device OEMs have traditionally relied on two-camera solutions for image capturing and facial recognition functionalities,” said Arun Jayaseelan, product marketing manager at OmniVision. “The OV2744 is capable of delivering both premium RGB imaging and high quality IR information required for biometric and other emerging IR applications. The OV2744 thus gives OEMs the opportunity to move to single camera solutions, thereby reducing cost and space requirements for their devices.