Optical Sensors

OmniVision Starts Mass Production of the OV6930

November 18, 2010

The ultra-compact medical image sensor is suited for a range of endoscopy applications; the company is announcing two design wins for the device from COMedia, Ltd.

SANTA CLARA, CA -- /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the initiation of mass production of the ultra-compact, high-performance OV6930. With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is the ideal solution for applications favoring a small profile. It is excellently suited to serve a broad range of medical endoscopy applications, including bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, OB/GYN and urology, and can facilitate development of medical devices that require an outside diameter under 2.6 mm. OmniVision also announced OV6930 design wins for two new medical device modules from Hong Kong based COMedia, Ltd.

"OmniVision's advanced digital imaging technologies offer significant potential advantages in the development of improved medical imaging applications that enable less invasive and more precise medical procedures," said James Lei, director of marketing for medical solutions for OmniVision. "Additionally, our advanced pixel design and proven manufacturing process keep our products affordable, allowing medical devices to be made disposable while increasing patient safety, operating room hygiene and ease-of-use for medical practitioners."

The OV6930's unique architecture combines ultra-low power consumption with OmniVision's best-in-class pixel technology, OmniPixel3-HS, enabling low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec. The 1/10-inch array is capable of operating up to 30 frames per second (fps) in 400 x 400 HVGA or 60 fps in 400 x 200 resolution, providing RAW serial output. The low-voltage OV6930 allows cabling up to 14 ft.

The OV6930 will be on display at COMPAMED, November 17–19, 2010 at the Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany where OmniVision will be exhibiting in Hall 8b, Stand E22.

The OV6930 is now shipping in volume to multiple customers.

About OmniVision
OmniVision Technologies (Nasdaq: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems.

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