Electronics and Semiconductors

Omnivision to demo in-cabin and exterior automotive cameras

08 September 2022

Fabless, digital imaging vendor Omnivision will demonstrate for the first time its in-cabin and exterior high-definition automotive cameras as well as showcase multiple HD cameras streaming over Ethernet.

At AutoSens Brussels, which is taking place Sept. 12-15 in Belgium, Omnivision is partnering with Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) for a camera system that allows automotive OEMs to upgrade from standard definition to HD resolution. The solution features Omnivision’s OX01F10 1.3-megapixel system-on-chip (SoC) combined with ADIs’ C2B car camera bus link technology designed for HD rear-view and surround-view cameras as well as e-mirrors.

The OX01F10 SoC integrates a 3-micron pixel image sensor and an image signal processor in a single 0.25 inch optical format package. The small form factor provides low power and reduced cost while simultaneously improving performance and only one is required on a printed circuit board.

Omnivision is also demonstrating its partnership with Marvell for what it claims is the first multi-gigabit Ethernet camera bridge. Using Brightlane 88QB5224, each camera can stream data over Ethernet allowing video that would otherwise be transported via point-to-point protocol to be carried over the in-vehicle network (IVN). This works for both internal and external cameras making it applicable for surround view systems (SVS) and other applications where multiple cameras are used in vehicles.

“Standard Ethernet features such as security, switching, and synchronization are now available to the camera system, and a simple software update is all that’s required when porting the system from one automobile model to another,” said Amir Bar-Niv, vice president marketing of Marvell’s automotive business unit. “Shorter runs to the zonal switches reduce the cable cost and weight, as well.”

AutoSens Brussels takes place Sept. 12-15 in Brussels, Belgium.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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