Santa Clara, Calif. -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched the OVM6211 CameraCubeChip, a complete global shutter camera solution in the industry's smallest form factor. The OVM6211 enables a variety of applications in consumer devices, including key machine and computer vision capabilities such as gesture recognition, eye tracking and motion detection. The camera solution targets advanced applications that have stringent space and design constraints, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks and wearables.
Built on OmniVision's 3-micron OmniPixel3-GS global shutter pixel, the OVM6211 is capable of capturing full resolution (400 x 400 pixels) video at 120 FPS, enabling smear-free black and white image capture in both landscape and portrait mode, said the company. The OVM6211 also features a unique ultra-low-power mode, which allows it to be used in an "always aware" mode with minimum power consumption.
The OVM6211 CameraCubeChip will be available in two packages. The OVM6211-RADA, intended for human interface systems such as eye tracking, will have a narrow field of view (FOV) at approximately 50 degrees. The OVM6211-RAHA, intended for applications including gesture recognition and wearable devices, will have a FOV wider than 90 degrees.
Availability: The OVM6211 is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production during the fourth quarter of 2014.