OmniVision Launches Image Sensor for Automotive Viewing Cameras

June 2, 2020 Tiera Oliver

OmniVision Technologies announced the OX03C10 ASIL-C automotive image sensor. According to the company, it is the world’s first for viewing applications that combines a large 3.0 micron pixel size with a high dynamic range (HDR) of 140dB and an LED flicker mitigation (LFM) performance for viewing applications with minimized motion artifacts.

According to the company, this is also the first viewing image sensor with HDR and LFM that can deliver 1920x1280p resolution at 60 frames per second (fps). Additionally, according to the company, the OX03C10 has the lowest power consumption of any LFM image sensor with 2.5MP resolution, along with an industry small package size, the OX03C10 enables the placement of cameras that continuously run at 60 fps in even the tightest spaces.

Basic image processing capabilities were also integrated into this sensor, including defect pixel correction and lens correction. The integration of OmniVision’s HALE (HDR and LFM engine) combination algorithm provides HDR and LFM performance simultaneously. The OX03C10 provides image quality for automotive viewing applications, including rearview cameras (RVC), surround view systems (SVS), camera monitoring systems (CMS), and e-mirrors.

“The OX03C10 uses our Deep Well™, dual conversion gain technology to provide significantly lower motion artifacts than the few competing sensors that offer 140dB HDR,” said Kavitha Ramane, staff automotive product marketing manager at OmniVision.

OmniVision’s PureCelPlus-S stacked architecture enables pixel performance advantages over non-stacked technology. For example, 3D stacking allowed OmniVision to boost pixel and dark current performance. Which, according to the company, resulted in a 20% improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio over the prior generation of its 2.5MP viewing sensors.

The OX03C10 also features 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 and 12-bit DVP interfaces.

The new OX03C10 image sensor is planned to be AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certified and is available in both a-CSP and a-BGA packages.

A virtual demo and Q&A for the OX03C10 will be available at AutoSensONLINE’s virtual demo sessions, on Friday, June 12th at 10:40am (Eastern). Register for free, here: https://auto-sens.com/autosens-online-tickets.

For more information, visit: https://www.ovt.com/

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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