Image sensor taps Nvidia Omniverse for Autonomous Driving

Image sensor taps Nvidia Omniverse for Autonomous Driving

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By Nick Flaherty

Omnivision has linked its latest automotive image sensor to Nvidia’s Omniverse digital twin tool for autonomous driving.

The OX08D10 8-megapixel CMOS image sensor with TheiaCel technology is now compatible with the Omniverse platform of application programming interfaces (APIs), software development kits (SDKs) and services. This enables developers to easily integrate Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) and RTX rendering technologies into their 3D applications and services. Such applications include high-fidelity, physically based simulation for accelerated autonomous vehicle (AV) development.

The  OX08D10 is the first image sensor with the 2.1µm TheiaCel technology with lateral overflow integration capacitors (LOFIC) and high dynamic range (HDR) technology to accurately capture LED lights without any flickering artifact for nearly all driving conditions. TheiaCel enables the OX08D10 to achieve HDR image capture at up to 200 meters. This range is the sweet spot for delivering the best balance between SNR1 and dynamic range and is optimal for automotive exterior camera applications for autonomous driving.

“The OX08D10 is Omnivision’s flagship image sensor that features our TheiaCel technology, ushering in a new era to single-exposure HDR in an easy-to-implement solution that yields dramatic improvements in image quality,” said Dr. Paul Wu, head of automotive product marketing at Omnivision.

“We are proud to be part of the ecosystem of NVIDIA partners who are working together to accelerate AV development. Today, we are excited to announce that the OX08D10 is now compatible with NVIDIA Omniverse, a powerful platform for high-fidelity sensor simulation capabilities, reducing automotive OEM development efforts and cost.”

The OX08D10 features Omnivision’s a-CS package technology for the smallest possible solution available today. Samples are available now, and the OX08D10 will be in mass production in the second half of 2024.

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