Color CMOS Digital/Analog NTSC/PAL Image Sensor with OmniPixel3-HS Technology

Optimized for NTSC and PAL applications, the OV7960 system on chip (SoC) with advanced image signal processing capabilities delivers vivid image capture even in the most challenging lighting conditions, making it an ideal solution for both indoor and outdoor security applications.

The low-voltage, high-performance OV7960 provides the full functionality of a single-chip analog NTSC/PAL sensor. Based on OmniVision's 6.0 µm OmniPixel3-HS™ architecture, the OV7960 features the industry's best-in-class low light sensitivity of 12 V/lux-sec. The OV7960 has an active array of 768 x 576 to support both PAL and NTSC formats without scaling.

The OV7960 incorporates advanced image processing functions, including exposure control, gain control, white balance, lens correction and defective pixel correction to provide full-frame images. The functions are programmable through the serial camera control bus (SCCB) interface. For storage purposes, the OV7960 includes 16 bytes of one-time programmable (OTP) memory.

The OV7960 features automatic exposure/gain with 16 zone control, horizontal and vertical windowing capability, aperture/gamma correction, external frame sync capability and extremely low dark current for high temperature applications. The OV7960 comes in a CLCC package and is capable of operating within a temperature range of -20°to +70°C.


  • NTSC and PAL output

  • High sensitivity

  • Automatic exposure/gain with 16 zone control

  • Horizontal and vertical windowing capability

  • Auto white balance control

  • Aperture/gamma correction

  • External frame sync capability (Genlock)

  • Slave compatible serial camera control bus (SCCB) control interface for register programming

  • Low power consumption

  • Extremely low dark current for high temperature applications

  • 50/60 Hz flicker cancellation

  • SPI master for single static overlay and loading setting

  • Dynamic overlay controls

  • Defective pixel correction

  • On screen display (OSD) support

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Product Specifications

Part NumberOV7960-C48N
Analog / DigitalAnalog
Power RequirementActive: 225 mW
Standby: 20 µA
Temperature RangeOperating: -20°C to +70°C junction temperature
Stable image: 0°C to +50°C junction temperature
Output FormatNTSC
Optical Format1/3.6"
Frame Rate60 fields/sec
Pixel Size6.0 µm
Image Area4752 x 3552 µm
Package48-pin CLCC
Package Dimensions14.22 x 14.22 mm
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