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OMNIVISION Releases Battery-Powered Intrusion Camera Reference Design
Oct 27, 2015

New Reference Design Leverages OMNIVISION’s OV788 and OV9750 to Deliver High-Definition Video, Low Power and Fast Boot-Up

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – October 27, 2015 – OMNIVISION Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced a new reference design that uses the ultra-compact and power-efficient OV788 video compression chip and the OV9750 CameraChip™ for IoT applications in smart homes. The OV788 and OV9750 reference design offers an entirely wireless, battery-powered security camera solution with 720p high-definition (HD) video processing and streaming capabilities.

“Smart appliances connected to the Internet can be capable of standalone functionality or remote control from a smart device. As technology advances and prices decrease, such smart-home appliances are expected to be widely adopted on a global scale,” said David Ho, senior product manager at OMNIVISION. “Cameras are a critically important part of smart-home systems. Through partnerships with low-power Wi-Fi technology and cloud solution providers, the OV788 and OV9750 reference design enables a wireless security camera solution that allows manufacturers to significantly reduce time-to-market, while maintaining high industry standards.”

The OV788 supports video-encoding and decoding up to 720p (1280×720) high definition (HD) at 30 frames per second (FPS), and supports output of full-resolution 8-megapixel JPEG images. The compact OV788 offers ultra-low power consumption and fast boot-up technology, which are critical features for battery-powered devices.

Built on a 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel architecture, the 1/3-inch OV9750 achieves excellent results in both visible and near-infrared imaging applications, capturing clear images and video in high-, low- and “no-light” environments. The sensor is capable of operating in SXGA (1280 x 960) resolution at 60 FPS with 10-bit output, or at 45 FPS with 12-bit output.

The OV788 and OV9750 reference design is currently available for sampling.

Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities and potential market appeal of the OV788 and OV9750 reference design are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OMNIVISION’s results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with the OV788 and OV9750 reference design, customer acceptance, demand and other risks detailed from time to time in OMNIVISION’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OMNIVISION’s annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OMNIVISION expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.


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