OmniVision Technologies, Inc. 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; security and surveillance; automotive; tablets, notebooks, webcams and entertainment devices; medical; and AR, VR, drones and robotics imaging systems.
MD&M Minneapolis announced OV6948, which is the model number of OmniVision Technologies is the winner of the Guinness World Record for “The Smallest Image Sensor Commercially Available” with its size of 0.575mm x 0.575mm. Derived from this ultra-small imager, the company also announced its OVM6948 CameraCubeChip™–a fully packaged, wafer-level camera module measuring 0.65mm x 0.65mm, with a z-height of just 1.158mm.
Utilizing a highly effective and economical wafer-level packaging technology, the OVM6948 is making the mass production of disposable medical imaging equipment possible. This complete module can be integrated into a catheter or endoscope with a diameter as small as 1.0mm. With this camera’s small size and high 200×200, or 40 KPixel backside-illuminated resolution, high-quality images can be captured from within the body’s narrowest blood vessels for neuro, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, urology, gynecology and arthroscopy procedures. Additionally, many spaces constrained dental, veterinarian and industrial applications can also benefit from OVM6948’s advanced design.
Additionally, these imagers can address the many challenges posed by reusable medical imaging equipment, including cross-contamination risks and inefficiencies due to high maintenance costs.