OmniVision's OV6948 is one of the world's smallest commercial image sensors. Initially developed for small-outer-diameter medical endoscopes and catheters, the OV6948 can be designed into a wide range of applications, including dental, veterinary, internet-of-things (IoT), industrial, wearable and forensic devices. The OV6948 leverages OmniVision's proven OmniBSI™+ pixel technology to deliver best-in-class image quality and low-light performance in a package that measures just 575 µm x 575 µm.
The OV6948 has an 1/36-inch optical format and an image array capable of capturing 200 x 200 resolution video at up to 30 frames per second (fps). It offers exceptional low-light sensitivity of 1000 mV/lux-sec, and using OmniVision's proprietary sensor technology, delivers excellent image quality in terms of color fidelity, sharpness and low noise.
Due to the sensor's low power consumption, less heat is generated at the distal tip of the endoscope, improving patient comfort and thus permitting longer-duration procedures. The sensor enables easy integration, with a 4-pin interface and analog data output, capable of data transmission of up to 4 meters with minimal signal noise.