Color CMOS 8-megapixel (3280x2464) Image Sensor with OmniBSI-2 Technology

The 1/4-inch OV8850 leads the CMOS sensor pixel design race in the smartphone market by enabling autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than today's 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel modules. Besides a small footprint, the 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel offers significant improvements in power efficiency and comparable image quality to the previous generation 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ pixel, making it an attractive solution for next-generation smartphones and tablets.

An integrated scaler allows the camera to maintain full field of view in 1080p/30 fps high-definition (HD) video and preview modes and provides extra adjustable resolution for electronic image stabilization (EIS). Additionally, the sensor's 2x2 binning functionality provides EIS for 720p/60 fps HD video recording. Other advanced features of the OV8850 include an on-chip temperature sensor, two PLLs, context switching, 4K bits of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction, defective pixel cancelling, black sun elimination, and alternate row exposure for high dynamic range (HDR) video and still image capture.

The OV8850 supports 8-bit and 10-bit RAW image output with all standard image quality control functions supported through the SCCB interface. The sensor fits in an 8.5 x 8.5 mm autofocus camera module with a build height of 4.7 mm and features a 4-lane MIPI/LVDS that facilitates the required high data transfer rate.


  • 1.1-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel technology

  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing
    - Scaling

  • Image quality controls:
    - Lens correction
    - Defective pixel canceling
    - Black sun elimination

  • Supports output formats:
    - 8-/10-bit RAW

  • Supports 2x2 binning, re-sampling filter

  • Embedded full scaler

  • Supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

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

  • Fast mode switching

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • Up to 4-lane MIPI serial output interface

  • Up to 4-lane LVDS serial output interface

  • Embedded 4K bits one-time programmable (OTP) memory for part identification, etc.

  • Two on-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Programmable I/O drive capability

  • Built-in 1.2V regulator for core

  • Built-in temperature sensor

  • Supports alternate row High Dynamic Range (HDR) timing

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV8850-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementXSHUTDOWN: 10 µA
Active: 160 mA
Standby: 300 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Output Format8-/10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/4"
Frame RateEIS720p @ 60 fps
Full @ 24 fps
EIS1080p @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.1 µm
Image Area3625.6 x 2750 µm
Package Dimensions5550 x 5400 µm
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