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  Date: 02/11/2016

MStar SoC MSC318 paired with OmniVision IR sensitive image sensors

Image sensor maker OmniVision and image signal processor chip maker MStar are partnering to make their devices work with each other, so that designing is made simple when a designer selects both of these devices. The image sensors OV9756 and OV4686 are light and infrared sensitive and are supported by MStar’s image signal processor MSC318.

MSC318 is designed for security IP camera solutions for recording video cameras in automotive imaging applications. OmniVision image sensors OV9756 and OV4686 are selected for their advanced infrared sensitivity which can produce quality videos even in weaker light conditions and also make the design compact.

“The MSC318 is an excellent product for video capture and storage in security and automotive applications, and we are thrilled that our leading RGB-Ir sensors were chosen for this solution,” said Brian Lin, Partnership Manager at OmniVision. “We are excited to collaborate with MStar, a company that consistently features high-quality imaging solutions across its diverse product portfolio in all market segments.”

“OmniVision’s OV9756 and OV4686 RGB-Ir sensors offer the benefits of clear day and night vision without the use of a mechanical cut filter. These sensors not only save system operating power, but also enable the MSC318’s ultra-thin design,” said Yu Chun Chen, Special Assistant to GM at MStar. “OmniVision’s RGB-Ir sensors are well-suited for battery-operated devices and bring capabilities that align excellently with our goals for this new image signal processor.”

OmniVision shares the following specifications of their image sensors.

1. OmniVision’s 1/3-inch OV9756 and OV4686 leverage a 4x4 advanced color pixel array pattern with special dual-band color filters to enhance the lens system, capturing infrared images with minimal color aliasing. Compared with sensors using traditional mechanical infrared filters, field reliability and system operation power conservation can be greatly enhanced.

2. The OV9756 leverages OmniVision's 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS™ high-sensitivity pixel architecture to operate in extremely high- and low-light conditions, delivering full-resolution 720p video at 60 frames per second (FPS). Built on a 2-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel, the OV4686 captures full-resolution 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 120 FPS and 4MP video at 90 FPS.

 
          
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