Sensor Brings 4K Video to Security and Surveillance Applications

SANTA CLARA, CA -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. launches the OV10823, a new sensor designed for next-generation security and surveillance systems. The 1/2.6-inch CameraChip™ sensor utilizes OmniVision's 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture to deliver best-in-class low-light performance and ultra high definition 4K output. These features can enable advanced surveillance functions like automatic tracking and detection, high quality digital zoom, and video analytics.

"In terms of image processing, bandwidth, and playback capabilities, we view the security market as ready to take the leap into ultra-high resolution 4K video. Up to this point, a critical missing component has been a high performance image sensor that can deliver the required image quality and video specifications. The OV10823 is designed to provide exactly that capability," said Chris Yiu, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV10823 is a no-compromise image sensor that can bring exceptional image quality. In conjunction with our partners' 'intelligent' algorithms, this new sensor can form a key part of new security systems with advanced features such as video analytics and automatic detection and tracking."

The OV10823 is a native 16:9 CameraChip sensor that can support ultra-high resolution 4K video at 30 frames per second (FPS) with electronic image stabilization (EIS), or binned 1080p high definition (HD) video at 60 FPS. The sensor's 4K resolution and 1.4-micron pixels, when paired with fisheye lenses, make it ideally suited for IP cameras and commercial surveillance systems that focus on high resolution and wide-area coverage. The sensor's low-light sensitivity provides further advantages as well, such as crisp, clear digital zoom.

The OV10823 offers a zero-degree chief ray angle (CRA) and is available in a chip-scale package (CSP). The sensor is currently in volume production.

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