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OMNIVISION Announces 1/3-inch 13MP Image Sensor for Mainstream and Entry-Level Smartphone Cameras
Jan 03, 2019

OV13B Features Industry’s Best 1.12-micron Pixel Performance and Ultra Low Power Consumption for Rear- and Front-Facing Camera Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jan. 3, 2019 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV13B image sensor—the latest addition to the company’s 13-Megapixel (MP) sensor family in a 1/3-inch optical format and featuring OMNIVISION’s 1.12-micron PureCel®Plus pixel technology. This sensor is specifically designed for the enormous mainstream and entry-level smartphone markets, providing a compelling solution for rear- or front-facing cameras.

“The market for 1/3-inch optical format 13MP image sensors has grown significantly during the last couple of years due to their optimized size, performance and cost effectiveness; we anticipate that this strong demand will continue for both rear- and front-facing cameras, in mainstream and entry-level smartphone applications,” said James Liu, product marketing manager for OMNIVISION. “The OV13B builds on the success of our widely deployed 13MP sensor family with the industry’s best 1.12-micron pixel performance. This sensor will not only fulfill the tremendous demand in the mainstream market, but can also boost the performance of entry-level smartphones. It is also a perfect fit for both wide-angle and telephoto cameras in multi-camera configurations.”

In comparison with its predecessors, the OV13B has significantly lower power consumption, which helps to extend battery life in smartphones. Additionally, the OV13B has a smaller chip size, enabling an 8.5 x 8.5 mm autofocus module for main cameras, or a 6.4 x 7.2 mm fixed-focus module for front-facing cameras with a Z height below 4 mm.

The OV13B image sensor supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF), which has become the de-facto standard for enabling fast autofocus in mobile applications. Additionally, it provides multiple resolution options to meet the needs of end users, including full-resolution 13MP image output at 30 frames per second (fps), 4K2K video at 30 fps, 1080p full high definition (HD) at 60 fps, or 720p HD at 120 fps.

This image sensor is sampling now. For more information, product samples or a demonstration, please contact your OMNIVISION sales representative at


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