Global shutter image sensor for AR/VR/MR and metaverse

Global shutter image sensor for AR/VR/MR and metaverse

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By Rich Pell

Digital imaging products developer Omnivision has announced a small-form-factor, high-sensitivity image sensor designed for AR/VR/MR, metaverse, drone, machine vision, and barcode scanner products. The OG0VE global shutter (GS) image sensor is 26% smaller and more than 50% more power-efficient than its predecessor.

The device has a 3.0-micron pixel based on the company’s OmniPixel3-GS technology. The sensor’s global shutter pixel architecture and excellent low-light sensitivity allow it to be used for any application requiring simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), gesture detection, head and eye tracking, and depth and motion detection.

The image sensor has 640 x 480 resolution with a pixel size of just 3.6mm x 2.7mm and comes in a 1/7.5-inch optical format. It has very low power consumption, at less than 34mW when running at 60 frames per second (fps) with VGA.

“The OG0VE was designed to address the high market demand for the smallest and lowest-power-consuming cameras for AR/VR devices, especially because battery-powered AR/VR devices require multiple cameras for SLAM, pass-through, and tracking purposes in limited space,” says David Shin, staff product marketing manager, Omnivision. “The OG0VE image sensor meets the needs of the market with Omnivision’s best GS image sensor technology. The OG0VE is particularly suited for small-form-factor design flexibility in mainstream AR/VR/MR glasses and headsets.”

The sensor supports one-lane MIPI D-PHY at up to 800Mbps. It comes in the company’s CSP package or as bare die.

The OG0VE GS image sensor is available for sampling now and will be in mass production in mid-2023.



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