OmniVision Unveils First Automotive Image Sensor With Nyxel Technology

May 19, 2020 Tiera Oliver

OmniVision Technologies announced the expansion of its Nyxel near-infrared (NIR) technology with the new 2.5 megapixel OX03A2S image sensor. This ASIL-B sensor is ideal for exterior imaging applications that operate in low to no ambient light conditions within 2 meters of the vehicle.

Nyxel technology uses silicon semiconductor architectures and processes to achieve an ideal automotive quantum efficiency of 40% at the 940nm NIR wavelength. This allows the OX03A2S to detect and recognize objects under low lighting conditions, enabling more capable safety systems.

According to the company, automotive cameras using the OX03A2S will also require less illumination for reduced material cost and power consumption. This sensor has a 1/2.44” optical format and comes in an a-CSP package.

While this RGB-IR sensor is intended for day and night machine vision applications, it can also provide viewable IR-enhanced RGB images during daytime conditions. According to the company, Nyxel technology improves RGB image captures in bright conditions by improving sensitivity. 

This new OX03A2S image sensor is available now, and is AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certified.

For more information, visit: www.ovt.com/contact-sales.

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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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