OmniVision announced its OV5690, its first 5 Megapixel image sensor using OmniVision’s OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture. The new 1.4-micron backside illumination pixel allows for a full five megapixels in a 1/4-inch optical format. With 20% reduction in camera module height, the OV5690 is ideal for slimmer smartphones and tablet devices.
Thanks to the OmniBSI-2 technology, the OV5690 image sensor supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps. It also includes an integrated scaler that enables electronic image stabilization, 2 x 2 binning functionality with re-sampling filter that minimizes spatial artifacts and removes image artifacts around edges, a standard 2-lane (1 Gbps/lane) MIPI/LVDS interface.
The OV5690 is currently being sampled by key customers and mass production is expected to begin in the second half of 2011.