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OmniVision introduces new CameraChip sensor for medical imaging applications

US-based digital imaging solutions provider OmniVision Technologies has introduced new ultra-compact CameraChip sensor, which is designed for medical and industrial applications.


The 1/18in OV6946 is said to capture 400 x 400 pixel resolution images and video with better color fidelity in an extremely compact 0.9 x 0.9 mm package, providing enhanced camera solution for minimally-invasive and reusable endoscopy.

OmniVision senior marketing and business development manager Tehzeeb Gunja said: "To reduce patient trauma and shorten recovery time, doctors are turning to smaller, reusable endoscopes to deliver the images and video required during a medical procedure.

"Currently, there are no other image sensors available that offer the level of high performance and image quality in such a compact and power efficient form factor."

Using an advanced 1.7ยต OmniBSI+ pixel, the new sensor captures 400 x 400 resolution images and video at 30 frames per second (FPS) and enables minimally invasive endoscope module designs with a width of 1.65mm and height of 5mm.

Currently, the OV6946 is available for sampling and will be commercially available from the third quarter of this year.

Image: The new ultra-compact and camera solution for medical applications. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire/ OmniVision Technologies, Inc.