Low-cost USB 1.0 JPEG compression chip for PC cameras now available

NOVEMBER 8--OmniVision Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA; www.ovt.com) has announced availability of the OV519 JPEG compression chip targeted for mobile phones and PDAs.

NOVEMBER 8--OmniVision Technologies Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA; www.ovt.com), an independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip solutions for high-volume imaging applications, has announced availability of the OV519 JPEG compression chip targeted for mobile phones and PDAs. Designed specifically to provide low-cost compression and USB interface, the OV519 provides standard JPEG compression capabilities with a serial or SPI interface.

The 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.

The 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 V. The chip is available in 12 x 12 mm 64-pin TQFP or 16 x 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.

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