Compact Wafer-Level Automotive Camera Module for Driver Monitoring Systems

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OVM9284 CameraCubeChip Module

OmniVision Technologies has released the CameraCubeChip module named OVM9284. This automotive-grade wafer-level camera is 1 megapixel (MP) module that measures 6.5 x 6.5 mm and provides driver monitoring system (DMS) designers with maximum flexibility on placement within the cabin while remaining hidden from view. It is built on OmniVision’s OmniPixel 3-GS global-shutter pixel architecture, which provides best-in-class quantum efficiency at the 940 nm wavelength for the highest quality driver images in near or total darkness. The integrated OmniVision image sensor has features like 3-micron pixel, a 1/4" optical format, and 1280 x 800 resolution.

The automotive camera module consumes over 50% lower power than the ones available in the market. This low power consumption capability enables it to run continuously in the tightest of spaces and at the lowest possible temperatures offering maximum image quality.

OVM9284 has OmniVision’s image sensor, signal processor, and wafer-level optics are integrated into one compact package, thereby reducing the complexity of dealing with multiple vendors and increases supply reliability while speeding development time. Besides, CameraCubeChip modules are re-flowable which means that they can be mounted to a printed circuit board simultaneously with other components using automated surface-mount assembly equipment. This reduces the assembly costs without compromising on quality. OVM9284 module samples are available now and mass production is expected in Q4 of 2020.

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