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Nyxel® NIR Sensor (Near Infrared) Technology

OMNIVISION’s award-winning Nyxel® NIR (near infrared) sensor technology boosts quantum efficiency for image sensors that see better and farther, while using less power.

Groundbreaking Nyxel® Near Infrared Technology

Nyxel® NIR Technology – How it works?

Technology Benefits

OMNIVISION's Nyxel® NIR Technology enables image sensors that see better and farther in low light while consuming less power.

Capture Sharper, Brighter Images
Nyxel® NIR Technology achieves up to 3x quantum efficiency improvements to capture sharp, bright images and deliver optimum image data. This enables accurate eye tracking and gesture control in AR/VR applications, or for detecting distracted or drowsy drivers in driver-monitoring systems.
Improved Night Vision
With significant increases in NIR sensitivity, Nyxel® NIR Technology offers better photon absorption compared with other NIR technologies. This means improved night vision, allowing security cameras and ADAS surround-view systems to capture brighter images from farther away.
Minimal Power Requirements
While current machine-vision and night-vision NIR solutions are augmented by power-intensive IR LEDs, sensors built on Nyxel® NIR Technology require minimal additional lighting—reducing system power needs and extending the life of battery-operated security cameras.

Technology Features

Nyxel® NIR Technology features QE improvements that increase sensitivity to the near-infrared spectrum.

  • Thick Silicon
    Thicker silicon increases the chance of photon absorption, offering higher QE and increased signal strength than thinner silicon.
  • Deep Trench Isolation
    Deep trench isolation creates a barrier between the pixels to eliminate crosstalk and improve modular transfer function.
  • Absorption Structure
    Using a carefully managed optical scattering layer prevents defects in the image’s dark area and lengthens the photon path.


Nyxel® NIR Technology provides the ultimate NIR performance in challenging lighting conditions for a broad spectrum of industries.

Product Solutions

OMNIVISION places its customers at the leading edge of imaging technology with its commitment to innovative, forward-thinking solutions.