3MP camera sensor eases transition to autonomous driving

3MP camera sensor eases transition to autonomous driving

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At the Consumer Electronics Show which in this year takes place as a virtual event, imaging solutions company OmniVision has announced a 3-megapixel automotive camera sensor that can ease the transition from ADAS to autonomous systems: The OX03F10 comes with cybersecurity features that are required as vehicle designers make the transition from Level 2 and 3 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to higher levels of autonomy.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


The OX03F1 maintains the family’s unique combination of a large 3.0 micron pixel size with a high dynamic range (HDR) of 140dB and the best LED flicker mitigation (LFM) performance for minimized motion artifacts. Additionally, the sensor is offered in a 1/2.44” optical format and features a 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface.

This is also the first viewing image sensor with HDR and LFM that can deliver the wide vertical array resolution of 1920 x 1536p at the highest rate of 60 frames per second (fps), OmniVision exlains. This provides the high image quality needed when feeding surround view system (SVS) captures into autonomous, machine vision systems. The OX03F10’s wider vertical array is also important in e-mirror applications, for wider coverage and blind-spot elimination.

While vehicle designers need cybersecurity to ensure the images supplied to autonomous systems have not been altered, they are also beginning to develop augmented reality (AR) applications that can take advantage of the OX03F10’s capabilities. This AR camera functionality is currently being explored for a broad range of applications within the vehicle, including infotainment systems.

The new sensor also maintains the industry’s smallest package size, along with low power consumption, enabling the placement of cameras that continuously run at 60 fps in even tight spaces for stringent styling requirements. Additionally, it retains the family’s basic image processing capabilities, including defect pixel correction and lens correction. Furthermore, integrated HALE (HDR and LFM engine) combination algorithm remains the only imaging technology that can simultaneously provide top HDR and LFM performance. 

OmniVision’s Deep Well dual conversion gain technology enables the OX03F10 to capture lower motion artifacts than competing sensors that offer 140dB HDR. Additionally, the company’s split-pixel LFM technology with four captures offers the best performance over the entire automotive temperature range.

The image sensor is available now for limited sampling in a-CSP and a-BGA packages, and is planned to be AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certified.

More information: www.ovt.com/contact-sales



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