OmniVision Technologies has released the OV2710, a native 1080p high-definition (HD) CMOS image sensor designed to deliver high-end video conferencing and recording for camcorders, notebooks, netbooks, and other mobile applications. The sensor addresses the demand for affordable, HD-quality digital video cameras for video conferencing and video sharing.
The 1/3-in. OV2710 offers a 1920- by 1080-pixel array using a 3-micron OmniPixel3-HS pixel, delivering a low-light performance of 3300 mV/(lux-sec), dark current of 6 mV/s and a peak dynamic range of 69 dB. This lets the sensor operate in low-light situations, well below 15 lux. It operates at 30 frames/s. The OV2710 supports multiple platform architectures and controllers with both parallel and MIPI interfaces. Mass production will commence in September. For more information, go to www.ovt.com.