OmniVision Technologies, Inc., which is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced from MD&M Minneapolis that its OV6948 is the winner of the Guinness World Record for “The Smallest Image detector Commercially Available”.
OmniVision developed these innovative medical imagers to address the market demand for decreased invasiveness and deeper anatomical access. Additionally, these imagers can address the many challenges posed by reusable medical imaging equipment, including cross-contamination risks and inefficiencies due to high maintenance costs.
“This trade is nowadays driven by the recent recommendation from the America Food and Drug Administration (FDA) associated with the cross-contamination problems thanks to the improper clean-up of the endoscopes.
In this context, all major medical instrument OEMs area unit developing efficient, small-diameter disposable endoscopes with high image quality.”
Utilizing an extremely effective and economical wafer-level packaging technology, the OVM6948 is creating the production of disposable medical imaging instrumentation potential. Additionally, this whole module will be integrated into a tube or medical instrument with a diameter as little as one.0mm.
With this camera’s small size and high 200×200, or 40K Pixel backside-illuminated resolution, high-quality images can be captured from within the body’s narrowest blood vessels for neuro, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, urology, gynecology and arthroscopy procedures.
Additionally, many spaces constrained dental, veterinarian and industrial applications can also benefit from OVM6948’s advanced design.
It also allows for the use of superior lens technology over competing for front-side illumination cameras in this class.
Other key options of this camera module embrace a large 120-degree field of reading associated with an extended focus that varies from 3mm to 30mm. Its image array is capable of capturing 200×200 resolution pictures and video at up to thirty frames per second, and its analog output that can transmit over 4 meters with minimal noise.
The camera conjointly offers low power consumption of twenty-five mW, generating less heat for better patient comfort and flexible procedure durations.