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Global shutter image sensor

The OV2311 is OmniVision Technologies, Inc.’s (Santa Clara, CA) automotive 2-megapixel, 3-micron global shutter image sensor designed for the next generation of driver monitoring systems. Leveraging OmniPixel3-GS global shutter technology and near-infrared imaging capabilities, OmniVision says the OV2311 offers manufacturers of semi-autonomous vehicles a high-performance, cost-effective, ISO 26262-ready imaging solution for vision-based driver monitoring systems. These systems in semi-autonomous vehicles require highly sophisticated eye-tracking technology and imaging capabilities. The OV2311 achieves high near-infrared quantum efficiency to minimize active illumination power. The sensor’s 1600 x 1300 resolution format is designed to fit a driver’s head box to ensure reliable monitoring regardless of that driver’s height or seat position. Packaged in OmniVision’s ultra-compact automotive chip-scale package (a-CSP), the OV2311 can be discreetly installed anywhere inside the automobile’s cockpit. "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," said OmniVision's Jeff Morin.

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