OmniVision launches video processing chip

OmniVision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI) said it has announced the OV788, an ultra-low power video compression chip with integrated synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM).

Ideally suited for smart-home and security applications, the compact OV788 system-in-package with SDRAM (OV0788-U44G) provides small to midsize original equipment manufacturers with an easy-to-integrate and compact video processing solution that significantly reduces lead times and time to market. The OV788 system-in-package is compatible with a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as battery operated intrusion cameras, door locks, video doorbells and 360-degree multi-cameras in smart homes.

The OV788 is a H.264 video processor ASIC that supports video-encoding and decoding up to 720p (1280×720) high definition (HD) at 30 frames per second (FPS), and enables still capture output of full-resolution 8-megapixel JPEG images. Additionally, the OV788 offers ultra-low power consumption and fast boot-up.

The OV0788-U44G with integrated SDRAM can fit into a compact 9 x 9 mm BGA package, and thus compares favorably to the OV788 with external memory (which fits into an 11 x 11 mm BGA package). The product is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in the fourth quarter of 2015.

OmniVision Technologies is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today´s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems.