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Overview

OmniVision's OV16A is an affordable 16-megapixel image sensor that enables smartphone cameras to capture higher quality photos. This versatile image sensor, built on OmniVision's PureCel®Plus 1.0 micron advanced pixel architecture, allows better autofocus for mainstream smartphones. With the OV16A, manufacturers can add a third camera for high-quality, ultra-wide-angle photos in high-end smartphones. Additionally, the OV16A extends battery life with the industry's lowest power consumption—10% lower than the nearest competitor's 16MP 1.0 micron sensor. Space limiting thin-bezel smartphone designs require compact front-facing cameras. The OV16A allows designers to incorporate just such a camera in the bezel, and with 2.0-micron-equivalent pixel performance.

The OV16A's 4-cell color filter allows users to consistently capture high-quality photos without motion blur, even in low-light conditions indoors. Its compact size enables the industry's smallest fixed-focus camera modules, with dimensions down to 6.5 mm x 6 mm. Additionally, its top and bottom pad configuration allows thin-bezel designs for full-display selfie screens. The OV16A's 2x1 microlens phase detection autofocus (ML-PDAF) boosts autofocus accuracy, especially in low light.

Features

Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

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

Support for dynamic DPC cancellation

Supports output formats:
- 10-bit RGB RAW

Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling

Programmable I/O drive capability

Standard serial SCCB interface

Supports typical images sizes:
- 4656 x 3496
- 3840 x 2160
- 1920 x 1080
- 1280 x 720

Up to 4-lane MIPI TX interface with speed up to 1.8 Gbps/lane

Supports for 2/3 trio CPHY interface (up to 1.6 Gsps/trio)

Three on-chip phase lock loops (PLLs)

Built-in temperature sensor

Typical module size: 8.5 x 8.5 x ~5 mm

Part Specification
SpecOV16A10-GA5A-Z
PackageCOB
RW
TechnologyPureCel®Plus-S
InterfaceMIPI
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Resolution16MP
CFA (Chroma)RGB Bayer
Analog / DigitalDigital
Output FormatRAW
Operating Temperature-30°C to +85°C
Optical Format1/3.06"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.0 µm
Image Area4725.5 x 3556.2 µm
Package Dimensions5310 x 4410 µm
Product GuidePDF
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