Color CMOS QSXGA (5-Megapixel) Image Sensor with OmniBSI+™ Technology

The OV5648 is a cost-efficient, high performance 5-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor for smartphones and tablets. Utilizing OmniVision's latest 1.4-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel architecture, the OV5648 combines a reduced die size with improved quality photography and high-definition (HD) video, making it ideally suited for mainstream mobile applications.

OmniVision's powerful new OmniBSI+ pixel architecture offers significant performance improvements over our original OmniBSI™ architecture, including a 60 percent increase in full-well capacity and a significant improvement in low-light sensitivity. With OmniBSI+, the 1/4-inch OV5648 is capable of capturing high quality still images as well as 720p HD video at 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p HD video at 30 fps.

The sensor supports a two-lane MIPI interface, and provides full-frame, windowed or binned 10-bit images in RAW RGB format with complete user control over formatting and output transfer. It offers defective pixel canceling and all required automatic image control functions, including automatic exposure control, automatic gain control, automatic white balance, and automatic black level calibration.

A secondary image sensor may be connected to the OV5648 enabling a Video-in-Video (ViV) feature in which the secondary image is overlaid to the OV5648 output video. The combined video is streamed out over the MIPI interface. A bypass mode allows a secondary sensor to utilize the OV5648 MIPI interfaced baseband.

The OV5648 can fit into a 6 x 6 mm fixed focus camera module with a z-height of less than 4.5 mm.


  • 1.4 µm x 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI+™ technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)

  • Optical size of 1/4"

  • Automatic image control functions:
    - Automatic exposure control (AEC)
    - Automatic gain control (AGC)
    - Automatic white balance (AWB)
    - Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing
    - Panning

  • Defective pixel canceling

  • Support for output formats:
    - 8-/10-bit raw RGB data

  • Support for video or snapshot operations

  • Support for LED and flash strobe mode

  • Support for internal and external frame synchronization for frame exposure mode

  • Support for horizontal and vertical sub-sampling

  • Standard serial SCCB interface

  • MIPI interface (two lanes)

  • Video-in-Video (ViV) and bypass support for secondary sensor

  • 32 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory

  • On-chip phase lock loop (PLL)

  • Embedded 1.5V regulator for core power

  • Programmable I/O drive capability, I/O tri-state configurability

  • Support for black sun cancellation

Product Specifications

Part NumberOV5648-A53AOV5648-G04A
Analog / DigitalDigitalDigital
Power RequirementActive: 219 mW
Standby: 36 µW
Active: 219 mW
Standby: 36 µW
Temperature RangeOperating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Operating: -30°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output Format8-/10-bit RAW RGB data8-/10-bit RAW RGB data
Optical Format1/4"1/4"
Frame Rate720p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 30 fps
Full @ 15 fps
VGA @ 90 fps
960p @ 45 fps
720p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 30 fps
Full @ 15 fps
VGA @ 90 fps
960p @ 45 fps
Pixel Size1.4 µm1.4 µm
Image Area3673.6 x 2738.4 µm3673.6 x 2738.4 µm
Package53-pin CSP3COB
Package Dimensions5010 x 4810 µm5000 x 4800 µm
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