B&W CMOS 1080p (1920x1080) PureCel® HD Image Sensor

OmniVision's OV2281 is a new PureCel® sensor that brings enhanced biometric security functionality to mobile devices. The low-power, ultra-compact OV2281 leverages a 1.12-micron pixel with PureCel technology to enable accurate, reliable iris recognition for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.

The 1/7.5-inch OV2281 PureCel sensor can record 1080p high-definition (HD) video at 60 frames per second (fps) in both landscape and portrait modes to support apps with horizontal or vertical orientation.

When recording full-resolution 1944 x 1944 video at 30 fps, the sensor requires just 126 mW, and supports ultra-low power mode to reduce power consumption to approximately 25 mW. Additionally, the OV2281 features optimized IR sensitivity to produce a clear, fully stable image in difficult, low-light conditions.

The OV2281 sensor fits into a 5.5 x 5.5 mm module with a z-height of less than 4.5 mm.


  • 1.12 µm x 1.12 µm pixel

  • 1920x1080 at 60 fps, 1080x1920 at 60 fps

  • Programmable controls for:
    - Frame rate
    - Mirror and flip
    - Cropping
    - Windowing

  • Supports images sizes:
    - 1944x1944
    - 1080p (1920x1080)
    - 1080x1920, and more

  • 260 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory for customer use

  • Ultra low power mode (ULPM)

  • Support for output formats:
    - 10-bit B&W RAW

  • Interleave row HDR output

  • Two-wire serial bus control (SCCB)

  • MIPI serial output interface (1- or 2-lane)

  • 2x binning support

  • Image quality control:
    - Defect pixel correction
    - Automatic black level calibration

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Product Specifications

Part NumberOV02281-GA4A
Analog / DigitalDigital
Power RequirementStandby: 166 µW
Active: 126 mW
Temperature RangeStable image: -20°C to +60°C junction temperature
Operating: -30°C to +85°C junction temperature
Output Format10-bit B&W RAW data
Optical Format1/7.5"
Frame RateFull @ 30 fps
1080p @ 60 fps
1080x1920 @ 30 fps
Pixel Size1.12 µm
Image Area2214 x 2214 µm
Package Dimensions4050 x 3400.2 µm
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  • 720p
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