OmniVision's Latest CMOS Chip Boasts Low-Light Prowess
OmniVision today announced the OV2722, a new CMOS sensor for smartphones, tablets, and ultrabooks. The OV2722 is an update to last year's OV2720 and uses the company's new 1.4-micron OmniBSI (back-side illumination) pixel architecture that it says improves low-light sensitivity, improves image quality, and fits in a module less than 3mm high. It captures 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second or 720p HD video at 60 frames per second. The chip is the exact same size as the previous generation chip and can be dropped into existing designs. The OV2722 only shoots 2 megapixel pictures, but can be built into the thinnest device designs. The chip is already in production.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
Samsung Forges Bio-Processor for Wearables
Samsung is taking direct aim at the wearable market with a new processor custom-designed to monitor health and fitness data. The Bio-Processor combines Analog Front Ends (AFEs), a micro controller, a power management integrated circuit, a digital signal processor, and an eFlash memory chip into a single module.
OmniVision Sensor Captures HD Video at 240 FPS
OmniVision today announced the OV13870, a camera sensor for mid-range and high-end smartphones that records full HD resolution video at 240 frames per second for the ultimate in slow motion playback. It can also capture 4K/2K video at 60 fps or 720p HD video at 300 fps.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
OmniVision's Latest Sensor Captures Standard and Infrared
OmniVision today announced a new imaging sensor that can be used for facial recognition as well as standard imaging. The OVT2744 is a 1.4-micron PureCel sensor that uses OmniVision's RGB-Ir technology to capture 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second, 720p video at 90 frames per second, or 2-megapixel still images.