1/3.2 Color CMOS 8-megapixel Image Sensor with OmniBSI™ Technology

Based on OmniVision's proven 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ pixel architecture, the 1/3.2-inch, 8-megapixel OV8820 delivers high frame rate 1080p/30 and 720p/60 high-definition (HD) video with electronic image stabilization (EIS) and full horizontal field of view (FOV), designed specifically to meet the demands of the rapidly growing feature and smart phone markets. The sensor's advanced backside illumination pixel architecture delivers excellent low-light performance, crosstalk and quantum efficiency for the next generation of high performance, high resolution phones. The feature rich OV8820 also offers advanced video capabilities that support mobile YouTube and Facebook applications, making it an ideal solution for tomorrow's video-centric camera phones.

The OV8820 operates at high frame rates, offering full 8-megapixel resolution (4:3) at 24 frames per second (fps), and 6-megapixel resolution (16:9) at 30 fps. Moreover, its high frame rates also support 720p HD video at 60 fps and 1080p HD at 30 fps with EIS. The integrated scalar enables the OV8820 to maintain full FOV and an improved signal-to-noise ratio in 1080p mode. A high-speed, 4-lane MIPI interface provides the necessary high data transfer rate. Other key image processing features include 2x2 binning functionality with a post-binning re-sampling filter function that minimizes spatial artifacts and removes image artifacts around edges to deliver clean, crisp color images, critical for achieving best-in-class 720p video.

The OV8820 is a RAW sensor designed for 2-chip solutions, combining the sensor and a baseband or application processor with integrated image signal processing. It has an on-chip VCM driver and fast mode switching between different resolutions. The low power OV8820 also features a temperature sensor, 256-byte one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction and defect pixel correction.


  • Pixel: 1.4 µm OmniBSI™ technology
    - Backside illumination
    - High sensitivity
    - High quantum efficiency
    - Reduced crosstalk

  • Scalar

  • Image quality controls:
    - Lens correction
    - Defective pixel canceling

  • Support for output formats: 10-bit RAW RGB (MIPI)

  • Support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Support for images sizes:
    - 8MP
    - EIS1080p
    - 1080p
    - EIS720p
    - EISQ 1080p
    - Q1080p
    - EISVGA
    - VGA
    - QVGA, etc.

  • VCM driver on-chip

  • Support 2x2 binning, re-sampling filter

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • 2-/4-lane high speed MIPI interface

  • Embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.: 2 Kbits

  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in 1.5V regulator for core

  • Standard module size: 8.5 x 8.5 x 6 mm

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV8820-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 170 µA
Standby: 30 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/3.2"
Frame RateEIS720p @ 60 fps
Full @ 24 fps
EIS1080p @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm
Image Area4614 x 3444 µm
Package Dimensions6350 x 6750 µm
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