Automotive Electronics

OMNIVISION’s 8MP sensor now compatible with NVIDIA Omniverse

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March 18, 2024 — OMNIVISION, a company that designs image sensors used in smartphones, cars, and other devices, including advanced digital imaginganalog, and touch & display technology, announced that its OX08D10 8-megapixel CMOS image sensor with TheiaCel™ technology is now compatible with the NVIDIA Omniverse™ development platform, a platform that allows developers to create simulations, especially for applications like self-driving cars. OMNIVISION is demonstrating the solution at booth 636 during NVIDIA GTC, taking place through March 21 at the San Jose Convention Center.

NVIDIA Omniverse is a platform of application programming interfaces (APIs), software development kits (SDKs), and services. It enables developers to easily integrate Universal Scene Description (OpenUSD) and RTX rendering technologies into their 3D applications and services. Such applications include high-fidelity, physically based simulation for accelerated autonomous vehicle (AV) development.

The recently announced OX08D10 is the first image sensor that features OMNIVISION’s new 2.1-micron (µm) TheiaCel™ technology. This technology harnesses the capabilities of next-generation lateral overflow integration capacitors (LOFIC) and OMNIVISION’s DCG™ high dynamic range (HDR) technology to accurately capture LED lights without any flickering artifact for nearly all driving conditions. TheiaCel™ enables the OX08D10 to achieve HDR image capture at up to 200 meters. Moreover, This range is the sweet spot for delivering the best balance between SNR1 and dynamic range and is optimal for automotive exterior camera applications. Moreover, the OX08D10 features industry-leading low-light performance. It also boasts low power consumption in a compact size that is 50% smaller than other exterior cabin sensors in its class.

“The OX08D10 is OMNIVISION’s flagship image sensor that features our TheiaCel™ technology. It ushers in a new era of low-light sensitivity in an easy-to-implement solution, yielding dramatic improvements in image quality,” said Dr. Paul Wu, head of automotive product marketing, OMNIVISION. “We are proud to be part of the ecosystem of NVIDIA partners who are working together to accelerate AV development. Today, we are excited to announce that the OX08D10 is now compatible with NVIDIA Omniverse. Moreover, it is a powerful platform for high-fidelity sensor simulation capabilities, reducing automotive OEM development efforts and cost.”

The new OX08D10 features OMNIVISION’s a-CSP™ package technology for the smallest possible solution available today. Moreover, samples are available now, and the OX08D10 will be in mass production in the second half of 2024.

News related to OMNIVISION –

  1. OMNIVISION unveils 16:10 5.2MP image sensor for laptops & IoT
  2. OMNIVISION unveils TheiaCel camera sensor
Back to top button