OmniVision has announced their latest mobile camera module.The 1/4-inch OV8850 leads the CMOS sensor pixel design race in the smartphone market by enabling autofocus modules that are 20 percent slimmer than today’s 1/3.2-inch 8-megapixel modules. The new OmniVision OV8850 module allows 1080p video recording at 30 fps with a full field of view and 720p @ 60 fps with 2 x 2 binning, which should help reduce digital noise while still keeping the full field of view.

Other advanced features of the OV8850 include an on-chip temperature sensor, two PLLs, context switching, 4 Kbits of one-time programmable memory, lens shading correction, defective pixel cancelling, black sun elimination, and alternate row exposure for high dynamic range (HDR) video and still image capture.



  • Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
  • Programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and scaling
  • Image quality controls: lens correction and defective pixel canceling, black sun elimination
  • Supports output formats: 8/10-bit RAW
  • Embedded full scaler
  • Supports horizontal and vertical subsampling
  • Support 2×2 binning, re-sampling filter
  • Supports images sizes: 8 Mpixel, EIS1080p, 1080p, EIS720p, EISQ 1080p, Q1080p, EISVGA, VGA, QVGA, etc.
  • Fast mode switching
  • Standard serial SCCB interface
  • Up to 4-lane MIPI serial output interface
  • Up to 4-lane LVDS serial output interface
  • Embedded 2K bits one-time programmable (OTP)
  • Memory for part identification, etc.
  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)
  • Programmable I/O drive capability
  • Built-in 1.2V regulator for core
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Supports alternate row HDR ti

Source: ovt