OmniVision sensor brings biometric capabilities to notebooks

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has released its OV2744, a 1.4-micron PureCel® image sensor that features the company´s second-generation, industry-leading RGB-Ir technology, the company said.

The OV2744 enables advanced biometric capabilities such as facial recognition for front-facing cameras in notebooks, tablets and smartphones.

The OV2744 outputs 10-bit RAW RGB-Ir images, and is equipped with OmniVision´s industry-leading, second-generation RGB-Ir technology. With this breakthrough technology, the OV2744 delivers quality IR output without compromising its premium RGB images.

This solution eliminates the need to have two-camera solutions for devices that require both IR and RGB imaging. The OV2744 also boasts less color aliasing than competing RGB-Ir sensors that are currently available in the market.

The OV2744 captures high definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second while consuming less power than any other 1080p sensor currently on the market. The 1/6-inch OV2744 supports full frame staggered high dynamic range and features an ultra-low power mode, which reduces the resolution and frame rates to conserve additional power.

The OV2744 is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the first quarter of 2016.

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.