OmniVision Technologies has announced that it has combined OmniVision's OX03A1Y image sensor with the Arm Mali-C71 image signal processor (ISP) for a 'dual-mode automotive camera module'.

OmniVision claims its sensor features the automotive industry's best image quality across all lighting conditions for rear and surround view cameras, as well as a broad range of machine vision applications for ADAS (e.g., blind-spot detection, e-mirrors, and lane-departure warnings) and autonomous driving platforms.

"As vehicles evolve, automotive designers need to balance adding increasingly capable cameras and image sensors with cost and space savings, while speeding up time to market," said Tom Conway, director of product management, automotive and IoT Line of Business, Arm.

"OmniVision's dual-mode image sensor showcases the Mali-C71's ability to process multiple real-time inputs with one pipeline, capturing both human display and computer vision images with a single image sensor, at the highest possible quality."

"Arm's ISP intellectual property is an important part of the automotive ecosystem, and they are a key partner for OmniVision," said Celine Baron, staff automotive product marketing manager at OmniVision. "This collaboration demonstrates the high performance that can be achieved by combining our premium 2.5MP image sensor with Arm's ISP, for automotive applications that need both computer vision and human displays from a single camera module."

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