OmniVision starts production of ultra-compact sensor for endoscopy
23 Nov 2010
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., has announced the initiation of
mass production of its ultra-compact, high-performance digital imaging
system, the OV6930.
With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is 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,
"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.