Digital imaging solutions provider OmniVision Technologies has introduced an automotive reference design system (ARDS) that provides a plug-and-play platform for developing automotive imaging systems.
OmniVision’s ARDS allows automotive imaging-system and software developers to mix and match image sensors, image signal processors and long-distance serializer modules.
The digital image solution leader said its ARDS is well suited for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), rear video mirrors, camera monitor systems (CMS) and dash cameras.
The imaging-system industry expects significant growth in ADAS, including surround-view and rear-view camera systems.
The government initiated New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) mandates all new vehicles in the United States to be fitted with rear-view cameras by 2018.
Within the same timeframe, the industry expects Surround-view systems (SVS) are also expected to become an even more popular feature in the luxury-vehicle segment.
SVSs need at least four cameras to provide a 360-degree view. OmniVision’s ARDS enables an ecosystem to design next-generation ADAS systems for the automotive industry.
Thilo Rausch, product marketing manager at OmniVision, “Our ARDS reduces the design efforts and resources required to develop working prototype solutions. It allows customers to design-in OmniVision image sensors and image signal processors and reduces the cost and time of evaluating and testing a new system.”
OmniVision’s ARDS demo kits feature OmniVision’s OV2775 image sensor, the optional OV495 image signal processor (ISP) and serializer camera module.
The OV2775 is built on 2.8-micron OmniBSI-2 Deep Well pixel technology that offers a 16-bit linear output from a single exposure with best-in-class low-light sensitivity. OmniVision’s ARDS is available in two configurations, with or without the OV495 ISP.