OmniVision Announces Availability of Low Cost USB 1.0 JPEG Compression Chip

OmniVision Announces Availability of Low Cost USB 1.0 JPEG Compression Chip for PC Cameras\r\n
\r\nSUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 7, 2002–OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OVTI – News), a market-leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip(TM) solutions for high-volume imaging applications, today announced availability of the OV519 JPEG compression chip targeted for mobile phones and PDA’s. Designed specifically to provide low cost compression and USB interface, the OV519 provides standard JPEG compression capabilities with a serial or SPI interface.“;“\“This latest offering by OmniVision underscores our commitment to address the needs of our OEM and ODM customers developing add-on and embedded camera solutions for the PC,\“ said Kimble Dong, vice president of systems engineering for OmniVision. \“The OV519 was designed to provide a lower cost and simpler solution for our customers, replacing both our OV511+ and our OV518+ chips.\“ \r\n
\r\nThe OV519 was designed to work seamlessly with OmniVisions’s standard and custom CameraChips and modules. It can be integrated into PC cameras and other consumer electronic imaging devices and supplies: \r\n
\r\n- Full USB support (v1.1) including 2 selectable default hardwired video/audio descriptors as well as options for additional customer-specific USB PIDs.\r\n
\r\n- High-performance video transfer rates of up to 20FPS for SVGA and up to 30FPS for VGA, CIF/SIF & QCIF/QSIF formats with selectable YUV 4:2:2, 4:2:0, 4:1:1 or 4:0:0 formatting.\r\n
\r\n- Full USB audio interface (Class 1.0 compliance) incorporating a 16-Bit mono ADC for microphone usage with sampling rates of 8KHz, 16KHz and 24KHz.\r\n
\r\n- Low voltage 2.5V (Core) and 3.3V (I/O) operation.\r\n
\r\n- 8-Bit 8051-compatible microcontroller, with embedded 512-byte RAM.\r\n
\r\n- External system clock or independent crystal operation.\r\n
\r\n- Down-sampling, Clamping and Windowing (DCW) functions.\r\n
\r\n- YUV averaging and Y distribution with Y enhancement.\r\n
\r\n- Defect compensation up to 8 pixels in YUV input. \r\n
\r\nThe OV519 supports up to SVGA (800 x 600 pixels) resolution. Depending on the configuration, the complete camera power consumption is approximately 100 mA at 2.5 Volts. The chip is available in 12×12 (mm) 64pin TQFP or 16×16 (mm) 100 pin TQFP package. The 100 pin TQFP packaged version of the chip can support external memory to expand the buffer capabilities of the camera design and allow for storage of more images prior to transfer to the host. \r\n
\r\nThe OV519 is available immediately for sampling. Initial volume pricing will be below $4.00 US.\r\n
\r\nSource: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.“;0;65;4;“admin“;““;0;““;0;0;0;0;0