The OX03C10 from OmniVision is a 2.5 Megapixel Color CMOS Image Sensor with a 3-micron pixel size. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel®Plus stacked die technology, this sensor enables pixel performance advantages over non-stacked technology. It provides automotive viewing applications with a combination of large 3.0-micron pixel size, a high dynamic range (HDR) of 140 dB, and the best LED flicker mitigation (LFM) performance for minimized motion artifacts. Additionally, the integration of OmniVision’s HALE (HDR and LFM engine) combination algorithm uniquely provides top HDR and LFM performance, simultaneously. These features enable the best image quality for automotive viewing applications, including rearview cameras (RVC), surround-view systems (SVS), camera monitoring systems (CMS), and e-mirrors.
The device’s 3D stacking boosts pixel and dark current performance, resulting in a 20% improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio over the prior generation of its 2.5MP viewing sensors. The OX03C10 is also the first viewing image sensor with HDR and LFM that can deliver 1920 x 1280p resolution at the highest rate of 60 frames per second (fps), enabling greater design flexibility and faster camera-view switching for drivers. Additionally, it has the lowest power consumption of any LFM image sensor with 2.5MP resolution, along with the industry’s smallest package size, enabling the placement of cameras that continuously run at 60 fps in even the tightest spaces for stringent styling requirements.
The sensor uses OmniVision’s Deep Well, dual conversion gain (DCG) technology to provide significantly lower motion artifacts. Additionally, split-pixel LFM technology with four captures provides the best performance over the entire automotive temperature range. The OX03C10 features 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 and 12-bit DVP interfaces and is available in both a-CSP and a-BGA packages.