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OmniVision has created the OV6948, which has been inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest commercial image sensor..
The chip measures only 0.575×0.575×0.232 mm and was installed in a complete 0.65×0.65 mm camera module. The device provides a viewing angle of 120 degrees with a focusing range of 3-30 mm and the ability to shoot at a speed of 30 frames per second.
It can be used in a catheter or endoscope with a diameter of 1 mm to obtain 200×200 color images. Along with potential use in various medical procedures, the technology may also find applications in industry..
Such a camera can become part of disposable examination devices, making them compact and efficient, and the procedures themselves more comfortable for the patient. They will not require sterilization, repair and will minimize the risk of cross-contamination.
We also previously reported on the development of new optical lenses for smartphones that are 20 times thinner than a hair..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: OmniVision