OmniVision's 13-Megapixel PureCel™ Image Sensor Brings Phase Detection Autofocus to Mainstream Smartphones
July 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif., — July 31, 2015 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV13853, a high performance 13-megapixel PureCel™ image sensor that brings DSLR quality images and features to mainstream mobile devices. Leveraging OmniVision's proven 1.12-micron pixel technology, the OV13853 can achieve best-in-class high and low-light performance, while delivering support for advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF).
“The mobile device ecosystem has progressed vastly, and we believe that DSLR features such as PDAF can now potentially be in play even for the mainstream smartphone segment. In light of this, we are announcing today our first 13-megapixel sensor with special phase detection pixels to support PDAF for this segment," said Badri Padmanabhan, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV13853 enables PDAF and is a pin-to-pin compatible upgrade from our previous 13-megapixel sensor. The OV13853 can thus be easily integrated into mainstream smartphone designs, which can dramatically shorten lead time to production."
The 1/3.06-inch OV13853 supports an active array of 4224 x 3136 pixels (13.2-megapixels) operating at 30 frames per second (FPS) with zero shutter lag, enabling seamless transition between recording video and still images. The sensor supports 4K2K ultra-high definition video at 30 FPS with full-horizontal field of view (FOV) and electronic image stabilization (EIS). The OV13853 can also record high frame rate 1080p HD video at 60 FPS with EIS to enable high quality video recording.
The OV13853 fits into a compact 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm module with a z-height of less than 5 mm. The sensor is currently in volume production.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV13853 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision’s results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV13853, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision’s annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
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