Color CMOS QSXGA (5-megapixel) Image Sensor with OmniBSI Technology

The OV5640 delivers a complete 5-megapixel camera solution on a single chip, aimed at offering cost efficiencies that serve the high-volume autofocus (AF) camera phone market. The system-on-a-chip (SOC) sensor features OmniVision's 1.4-micron OmniBSI™ backside illumination architecture to deliver excellent pixel performance and best-in-class low-light sensitivity, while enabling ultra compact camera module designs of 8.5 mm x 8.5 mm with <6 mm z-height. The OV5640 provides the full functionality of a complete camera, including anti-shake technology, AF control, and MIPI while being easier to tune then two-chip solutions, making it an ideal choice in terms of cost, time-to-market and ease of platform integration.

The OV5640 enables 720p HD video at 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p HD video at 30 fps with complete user control over formatting and output data transfer. The 720p/60 HD video is captured in full field of view (FOV) with 2x2 binning, which doubles the sensitivity and improves the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Additionally, a unique post-binning re-sampling filter function removes zigzag artifacts around slant edges and minimizes spatial artifacts to deliver even sharper, crisper color images. To further improve camera performance and user experience, the OV5640 features an internal anti-shake engine for image stabilization, and it supports Scalado™ tagging for faster image preview and zoom.

The OV5640 offers a digital video port (DVP) parallel interface and a high-speed dual lane MIPI interface, supporting multiple output formats. An integrated JPEG compression engine simplifies data transfer for bandwidth-limited interfaces. The sensor's automatic image control functions include automatic exposure control (AEC), automatic white balance (AWB), automatic band filter (ABF), 50/60 Hz automatic luminance detection, and automatic black level calibration (ABLC). The OV5640 delivers programmable controls for frame rate, AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and panning. It also offers color saturation, hue, gamma, sharpness (edge enhancement), lens correction, defective pixel canceling, and noise canceling to improve image quality.


  • 1.4 µm x 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise, improved quantum efficiency)

  • Optical size of 1/4"

  • Automatic image control functions:
    - Automatic exposure control (AEC)
    - Automatic white balance (AWB)
    - Automatic band filter (ABF)
    - Automatic 50/60 Hz luminance detection
    - Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing
    - Panning

  • Image quality controls:
    - Color saturation
    - Hue
    - Gamma
    - Sharpness (edge enhancement)
    - Lens correction
    - Defective pixel canceling
    - Noise canceling

  • Support for output formats:
    - RAW RGB
    - RGB565/555/444
    - CCIR656
    - YUV422/420
    - YCbCr422
    - Compression

  • Support for LED and flash strobe mode

  • Support for internal and external frame synchronization for frame exposure mode

  • Support horizontal binning and vertical sub-sampling

  • Post binning resampling filter to minimize spatial/aliasing artifacts on 2x2 binned image

  • Embedded JPEG compression

  • Support for anti-shake

  • Digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface and dual lane MIPI output interface

  • Embedded 1.5V regulator for core power

  • Programmable I/O drive capability, I/O tri-state configurability

  • Support for black sun cancellation

  • Embedded arbitrary scalar supporting any size from 5MP and below

  • Auto focus control (AFC) with embedded AF VCM driver

  • Embedded microcontroller

  • Suitable for module size of 8.5 x 8.5 x <6 mm with both CSP and RW packaging

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV5640-G04AOV5640-A71A
Analog / DigitalDigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 140 mA
Standby: 20 µA
Active: 140 mA
Standby: 20 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Operating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format8-/10-bit RAW RGB data8-/10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/4"1/4"
Frame RateQVGA @ 120 fps
720p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 30 fps
Full @ 15 fps
VGA @ 90 fps
960p @ 45 fps
QVGA @ 120 fps
720p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 30 fps
Full @ 15 fps
VGA @ 90 fps
960p @ 45 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm1.4 µm
Image Area3673.6 x 2738.4 µm3673.6 x 2738.4 µm
PackageCOB71-pin CSP3
Package Dimensions6000 x 5850 µm5985 x 5835 µm
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