Autonomous Vehicle

OmniVision automotive image sensors compatible with NVIDIA DRIVE platform

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. announced at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that it has officially joined the NVIDIA DRIVE™ autonomous vehicle development ecosystem. The company also unveiled the first group of OmniVision automotive image sensor families compatible with the modular NVIDIA DRIVE AGX™ AI computing platform for self-driving vehicles.

OmniVision created drivers and camera modules using its OX08B40 image sensor for front-view automotive applications, including ADAS and Level 3+ autonomous systems. Likewise, drivers and camera modules are now available for its OX03F10 and OX03C10 viewing camera image sensors, allowing the development of surround-view systems (SVSs), rearview cameras (RVCs) and e-mirror camera monitoring systems with NVIDIA DRIVE. In addition, OmniVision’s OV2311 and a new 5MP sensor are the exclusive driver monitoring system (DMS) image sensors for the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion™ turnkey evaluation architecture.

OmniVision offers platform software drivers for its image sensors, as well as complete camera modules that customers can easily connect to the NVIDIA DRIVE platform for immediate evaluation.

The OV2311 features 2MP resolution for DMS applications and was the automotive-grade imager to offer a global shutter for minimal driver-motion artifacts. The new 5MP image sensor maintains OmniVision’s record as the only provider of automotive global shutter-image sensors while increasing the resolution to 5MP. It also adds OmniVision’s Nyxel® near-infrared (NIR) technology, for the best image captures in low- to no-light conditions.

The OX03C10 and OX03F10 are automotive viewing camera image sensors to combine a large 3.0-micron pixel with the HALE algorithm for minimized motion artifacts and the best LFM performance. The OX03C10 also has the lowest power consumption of any 2.5MP LFM image sensor, 25-percent lower than the nearest competitor. Additionally, it provides the industry’s smallest package size, enabling the placement of cameras that continuously run at 60 fps in even the tightest spaces for stringent styling requirements, all of which are ideal for RVCs and SVSs. The OX03F10 widens the vertical resolution to 1920x1536p, which provides the high image quality needed when feeding SVS captures into autonomous machine vision systems. The OX03F10’s wider array is also essential in e-mirror applications, for greater coverage and blind-spot elimination.

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