The search for better image quality and visual detection continues, with many researchers and manufacturers looking for new ways to enhance what cameras can see can capture as well as the quality of the image that users can see. Digital imaging company OmniVision has now announced two new high-resolution global shutter image sensors for use in a variety of machine vision applications – including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
The new sensors have been designed to be cost-effective solutions for a variety of potential consumer and machine vision applications, including VR and AR headsets, industrial automation, robotics and 3D modelling.
“Machine vision applications are experiencing strong growth, fuelled by increased demand for industrial automation and new use cases such as augmented reality and virtual reality. Meanwhile, computer vision algorithms are becoming more and more sophisticated, which in turn drives up the performance requirements of image sensors,” said Sanjay Kumar, senior marketing manager at OmniVision. “We are excited to offer these high-resolution and high-performance global shutter image sensors to the machine vision community, enabling new applications and new use cases.”
For applications which need full-colour imaging, OmniVision is offering the 2-megapixel OG02B1B (monochrome) and the OG02B10 (colour) image sensors. Both provide 1600 x 1300 resolution in a ½.9-inch optical format and a 15-degree chief ray angle (CRA) for wide field-of-view lens designs.
The more cost-effective option is the 1.48-megapixel OV9285, which offers 1328 c 1120 resolution with the ability to capture video at up to 90 fps and an optical format of 1/3.4-inch with a CRA of 9 degrees.
Both sensors have been built using OmniVision’s 3-micron OmniPixel3-GS technology. The company says this will eliminate motion artefacts and blurring while providing high efficiency and near-infrared sensitivity.