Color CMOS Analog Half VGA (400x400) Image Sensor with OmniBSI™ Technology

OmniVision's OV6946 is an ultra-compact CameraChip™ sensor that brings high quality images and video with excellent color fidelity to endoscopes. The 1/18-inch sensor's 0.9 x 0.9 mm compact package, wide field-of-view with short focus distance, and low power consumption make it an ideal camera solution for medical and industrial applications.

Utilizing an advanced 1.75-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel, the OV6946 captures high quality 400 x 400 resolution images and video at 30 frames per second (fps). The OV6946 enables minimally invasive endoscope module designs with a width of 1.65 mm and height of 5 mm.

The OV6946 CameraChip sensor's reduced pinout and basic image signal processing functionality offer easy integration, enabling faster time-to-market.


  • Optical size of 1/18"

  • Analog output

  • Automatic/manual control of exposure and gain

  • On-chip PLL

  • Low power consumption

  • Single 3.3V power supply

  • Serial peripheral interface (SPI)

  • OmniBSI™ pixel structure using 0.11 µm process

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV06946-A04A
Analog / DigitalAnalog
Power Requirement25 mW (with IO consumption)
Temperature RangeTBD
Output FormatAnalog
Optical Format1/18"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.75 µm
Image Area714 x 707 µm
Package4-pin CSP3
Package Dimensions950 x 940 µm
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  • VGA
  • 400x400
  • Analog
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  • 720p
  • VGA
  • 400x400
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