“The OVM7692 leverages the knowledge gained from development and mass production of our OVM7690, launched last February, and adds key features such as MIPI serial output interface, 50/60 Hz luminance detection and integrated EMI support,” said Kirk Tecu, product marketing manager at OmniVision. “Now, when customers demand proven performance, compact size and an extended feature set, the OVM7692 is the camera module of choice.”
The OVM7692 features OmniVision’s proprietary OmniPixel3-HSTM architecture, which delivers almost double the sensitivity and low-light performance (960 mV/Lux-sec) of competing sensors. The OVM7692’s compact size (2.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 mm) ranks among the smallest VGA modules in the industry. The OVM7692’s small size is a critical characteristic for slim camera phones, notebooks and netbooks where the camera can be no thicker than the LCD housing.
Current trends in the mobile phone and notebook markets are towards compact, low-cost reflowable camera modules that can deliver high image quality in ultra compact designs. In accordance with these trends, the OVM7692 is designed to meet the requirements of tier-one handset manufacturers and to withstand multiple reflows during rework as well as dual-sided reflow. The reflowable nature of the OVM7692 significantly simplifies integration and manufacturing, making the OVM7692 easier and less expensive to source than other solutions. The OVM7690/92 CameraCube family is also ideal for the secondary camera handset market, which demands extremely compact camera module sizes.
The OVM7692 is currently sampling and has been released to go into volume production.