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OmniVision Expands Image Signal Processor Family for Medical Endoscopes and Catheters with 3D and Higher-Performance Options

February 5, 2019

Five New OVMed® ISPs Provide Medical Industry with the Widest Range of Performance, Features and Costs for Greater Design Flexibility and Rapid Integration into Medical Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Feb. 5, 2019 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced at the MD&M West trade show a major expansion of its OVMed® medical image signal processor (ISP) family, designed to pair with its high-performance medical image sensors for quick integration into single-use and reusable endoscopes as well as catheters. Building on the success of OmniVision’s versatile OVMed ISPs introduced in 2018, these five new processors provide device designers with even more flexibility, creating additional options for resolution, frame rate and output, along with the best-in-class feature set.

“By expanding our OVMed family to nine different ISPs, we are providing the industry’s largest set of medical design options, catering to customers new to CMOS imaging as well as those wanting to speed development for their latest medical devices,” said Tehzeeb Gunja, principal marketing and business development manager at OmniVision. “One size and price do not fit all; hence we offer a range of ISP solutions with differentiated size, price, feature set and outputs. We are now adding stereoscopic 3D imaging and the best-in-class, professional ISPs to our growing OVMed family, enabling innovative, state-of-the-art product concepts.”

The OVMed product line includes three classes of ISPs:

  • Mini for the smallest and most cost-effective option to integrate into an endoscope handle
  • Advanced for higher image quality while fitting easily inside a camera control unit (CCU)
  • Pro for the highest image quality and feature set that can also fit inside a CCU

The newly introduced Pro line provides best-in-class resolution of up to 4K2K, while supporting streaming video at 60 frames per second, along with high-end ISP functions that enable superior noise reduction and color accuracy for the highest level of image quality. Products in the Pro line accept up to 4-lane digital MIPI/sub-LVDS input. Additionally, they can connect to image sensors via longer input cables of up to five meters. The Pro ISPs also feature dynamic shading control, distortion correction, advanced backlight compensation, an automatic exposure and gain control window, exposure weighting and compensation, advanced auto white balance, color enhancement, hue, halation, contrast adjustment/enhancement/curve, high dynamic range, crop/digital zoom, resize, frame-rate control, freeze, time lapse, dual image display, illumination control, RAW 8/10/12 image output, and RGB565/888 bypass mode.

These features make the Pro line ideal for use in medical endoscopes for gastrointestinal and airway-management applications.

Two new ISPs (Mini and Pro) in the OVMed family offer dual-channel processing that supports 3D stereoscopic imaging. This feature allows an ISP to take input from two image sensors and process it in parallel, providing surgeons with the ability to perceive depth during surgical procedures. The result is improved patient outcomes and reduced risk for endoscopic surgery, as well as better diagnostic accuracy.

The table below lists the nine currently available OVMed products. All products will be medically certified to comply with IEC 60601 (ESD, EMC, EMI, patient isolation), IEC 62304 (software quality), and ISO 14971 (risk management). Additionally, all nine ISPs are compliant with REACH and RoHS, and are manufactured in facilities certified to the ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 standards.

OVMed® Product OH0117 OH0116 OH0093 OH0118 OH0119
Class Mini Mini Advanced Advanced Advanced Mini Advanced Mini Pro
Special Features Small size, cost effective OH0117 with USB output Advanced AEC/AGC, RGB deNoise, CT CCM, edge enhancement, RAW 8/10/12 OH0093 with HDMI output Snapshot, video record, graphics overlay, memory store OH0117 with Wi-Fi output OH0093 with Wi-Fi output Stereo 3D Stereo 3D and numerous other features; see above paragraph…
Resolution 200x200 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
400x400 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
720p                 Yes
1080p                 Yes
4K2K                 Yes
Input Analog Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Digital                 Yes
Output Parallel Yes     Yes          
USB   Yes Yes         Yes Yes
HDMI       Yes Yes       Yes
Wi-Fi           Yes Yes    
Channels Single Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Dual (3D)               Yes Yes
Size X 36 mm 60 mm 86 mm 86 mm 132 mm 84 mm 86 mm 80 mm 220 mm
Y 13 mm 16 mm 35 mm 35 mm 104 mm 20 mm 35 mm 27 mm 170 mm

The OVMed ISP family is available now and will be demonstrated at OmniVision’s booth #1784, at the MD&M West trade show in Anaheim, California, February 5-7. Contact your OmniVision sales representative for more information and to choose the ISP that is best suited to your application:

About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today’s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automotive; tablets, notebooks, webcams and entertainment devices; medical; and AR, VR, drones and robotics imaging systems.

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