Check out the OV6930, a 1.8 x 1.8 mm image sensor from Santa Clara, CA based OmniVision that you’ll soon be finding in endoscopes, laparoscopes, and other minimally invasive instruments. And these instruments are going to get even more (as in less) minimally invasive! Here’s what attracted our attention to this little but powerful sensor:
With a packaged footprint of only 1.8 x 1.8 mm, the OV6930 is the ideal solution for applications favoring a small profile. It is excellently suited to serve a broad range of medical endoscopy applications, including bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, OB/GYN and urology, and can facilitate development of medical devices that require an outside diameter under 2.6 mm.
The OV6930’s unique architecture combines ultra-low power consumption with OmniVision’s best-inclass pixel technology, OmniPixel3-HS™, enabling low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec. The 1/10-inch array is capable of operating up to 30 frames per second (fps) in 400 x 400 HVGA or 60 fps in 400 x 200 resolution, providing RAW serial output. The low-voltage OV6930 allows cabling up to 14 ft.
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