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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

OmniVision Enables Next Generation of Camera-Based Driver Assistance Applications

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"In the current economic environment, automakers are looking to substantially reduce costs while continuing to add new features and improve image quality and reliability," said Tetsuo Omori , senior analyst at TSR. "OmniVision's new AutoVision solution provides the right product at the right time, and should further strengthen their leadership position in this fast growing and evolving market."

Industry's Most Advanced Imaging Capabilities

The OV7960/OV7962 provide the inherent advantages of CMOS, including higher integration and a lower overall bill-of-material cost, while exceeding the performance of competing CCD solutions. Built on the most advanced front side illumination OmniPixel3-HS(TM) architecture, the high-performance OV7960 provides the full functionality of a single-chip analog output sensor. The OV7960 is optimized for interlaced NTSC/PAL signal formats to directly interface with in-car LCD screens or devices with 75 Ohm loading, while the OV7962 is optimized for digital progressive and analog applications. Both versions operate across a wide-temperature range, from -40 degrees C to 105 degrees C meeting AEC-Q100, grade-2 requirements.

Extra pixels in both devices allow users to adjust the camera setup by moving the active area of the image in both vertical and horizontal directions. This feature is especially useful in fine tuning the viewing window to compensate for mechanical misalignments.

Unique Approach to Distortion Correction

Realizing that electronic distortion correction has major disadvantages such as latency, loss of image resolution, and additional processing/heat source, OmniVision has worked closely with lens partners to develop a unique distortion corrected lens solution, resulting in optimized system performance, superior overall image quality, lowest possible system cost and faster time-to-market.

Packaging and Availability

Offering the world's smallest package of 6.67 mm x 7.12 mm x 0.71 mm, the OV7960 and OV7692 devices are provided in identical 62-pin AutoVision CSP (aCSP(TM)) lead-free packages. Samples are immediately available with volume production projected for the third quarter of calendar 2009.


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