Monday, May 22, 2017

Omnivision Introduces 2MP Automotive Sensor

PRNewswire: OmniVision introduced the OV2311, an automotive 2MP, 3um global shutter IR-enhanced image sensor for driver monitoring systems.

To combat distracted driving, the automotive industry is ramping up its development of driver monitoring systems and vehicle co-pilot applications, which in combination can allow the on-board computer to seize or relinquish control of the vehicle, based on the driver's state. NHTSA defines this setup as level 3 autonomy. Currently only available for luxury vehicles, these systems are expected to become a standard safety feature in the near future.

"The demand for driver monitoring systems is expected to increase significantly as more affordable technologies allow advanced semi-automated features to transition from high-end to mainstream vehicles," said Jeff Morin, automotive product marketing manager at OmniVision. "Possessing the same capability customarily found in much larger and more expensive sensors, the OV2311 aims to bring advanced driver monitoring systems to the masses by delivering high-level, cost-effective performance in a compact form factor."

Vision-based driver monitoring systems in semi-autonomous vehicles require highly sophisticated eye-tracking technology and imaging capabilities. The OV2311 achieves high NIR QE to minimize active illumination power.

The OV2311 is available for sampling, with volume production expected in Q4 2017.

7 comments:

  1. Anyone know the QE in the near infrared for this sensor?

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  2. Probably ~18-20% at 850nm, same as OV7251.
    Wonder why they released OV9282 if this was around the corner, format factor perhaps, this being a bigger sensor?

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    1. 40%, they now use thicker epi version.

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    2. Are you sure it's 40%? A 12um EPI will get 40% QE @ 600nm. Around 900nm it should be much less -- around 20%. How do you know it is 40% at 850nm? Do you work at OVT?

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  3. I hope it can be used to detect under-age drivers like the one in the picture!

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    1. Yes that is a feature of the sensor.

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  4. Which automotive companies are using this sensor?

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