OmniVision OV9732

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. announced the OV9732 and OV9733, two power-efficient high definition (HD) CameraChip™ sensors based on OmniVision’s proven OmniPixel3‑HS™ pixel technology. The OV9732 and OV9733 require minimal power consumption to capture crisp 720p HD video at 30 frames per second (FPS), making both sensors ideal camera solutions for mainstream security systems and wireless battery-powered smart-home cameras.

The OV9732 is a traditional Bayer sensor. The OV9733, on the other hand, is equipped with RGB-IR pixels that can replace the traditional mechanical IR cut filter, thus simplifying the system designs and enabling the sensor to capture high quality infrared images and video, even from long ranges.

“Power consumption and image quality are among the most critical performance indicators for compact, battery-powered cameras found in new security systems and IoT-based smart-home and lifestyle cameras,” said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OmniVision. “The extremely power-efficient OV9732 and OV9733 are 35 percent smaller than the previous-generation OV9712 CameraChip sensor, while capturing equally exceptional images. These benefits make the OV9732 and OV9733 extremely versatile imaging solutions, capable of supporting most mainstream security cameras and battery-operated camera platforms.”

The OV9732 and OV9733 CameraChip sensors utilize OmniPixel3-HS™ high sensitivity pixel technology to bring excellent scene reproduction to a wide range of security and lifestyle camera applications that typically operate in extremely high- and low-light conditions. The sensors’ narrow 9-degree chief ray angle (CRA) supports consumer-grade optical lens systems and reduces image artifacts for enhanced performance. When operating in low-power mode, the 1/4-inch OV9732 requires just 115mW to capture 720p HD video at 30 FPS.

The OV9732 is currently in volume production and the OV9733 is expected to enter volume production in the fourth quarter of 2015.

About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) 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. Find out more at

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