OmniVision

OmniGlass wearable reference design aims to take Glass rivals mass-market

OmniGlass wearable reference design aims to take Glass rivals mass-market

With wearables like Google Glass approaching the consumer market, and predictions that the segment as a whole could be a $50bn business in just a few years time, OmniVision is wading in with a shortcut for companies wanting to launch their own head-mounted computer. Consisting of a tiny head-worn display, camera, and image processor, the OmniGlass reference design is intended to be a one-stop way of putting digital content and augmented reality onto users' faces.

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OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

OmniVision announces low-cost 5MP CMOS image sensor with high-end features

A camera is arguably one of the most indispensable features on a smartphone, being a necessary component in certain apps, such as barcode scanners, in addition to providing a simple way to take pictures/video and share them without hassle. The cameras in higher-end smartphones offer a variety of features you won't easily find in less expensive models, and often provide poor images in low light settings. OmniVision aims to change this, however, with its newly announced 5MP OV5645 CMOS sensor.

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OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

How many megapixels is too many megapixels? Trick question: you can never have enough. OmniVision has unveiled new sensors, the OV16820 and OV16825, designed to be used in future smartphones that would put 16 megapixels in your pocket. Not only that, the sensors move beyond 1080p video, allowing for 4K recording at 60 frames per second. Who said the spec race was dead?

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OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision’s New 5 Megapixel Camera Sensor Allows For Even Slimmer Devices

OmniVision has long been supplying Apple's camera sensors, including the 5-megapixel CMOS camera sensor in the current iPhone 4. They've also announced several monster sensors along the way including a 10-megapixel one earlier this year and more recently a 12-megapixel beast. Today, the company announced a brand new best-in-class 5-megapixel sensor that's much thinner than previous sensors and is designed to allow for much slimmer devices.

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iPhone 5 8MP camera tipped after Sony CEO slip

iPhone 5 8MP camera tipped after Sony CEO slip

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer has apparently let slip the camera hardware specifications of the iPhone 5, Apple's fifth-generation smartphone. Speaking to Walt Mossberg this week, 9 to 5 Mac reports, Stringer discussed the impact of the Japanese earthquake on CMOS sensor production at the company's Sendai plant. "Our best sensor technology is built in one of the affected factories" he said, "those go to Apple for their iPhones… or iPads. Isn't that something? They buy our best sensors from us?"

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OmniVision 8MP CMOS Sensor Rumored to be Heading to the iPhone

OmniVision 8MP CMOS Sensor Rumored to be Heading to the iPhone

Early this morning, OmniVision came forward and revealed a brand new camera sensor. The new design is specifically created to improve the overall image quality found in smartphones. Primarily, though, it's believed that the new sensor could find a perfect home within the next generation iPhone. The new sensor, model number OV8820, is a significant upgrade from previous iterations.

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