OmniVision Technologies Inc. has released a 1/18-in. CMOS image sensor for use in disposable cameras for medical applications such as intubation and diagnostic systems. The OV6920 2.1 x 2.3-mm chip scale package will make possible a camera module that is 3.2 mm in diameter. The module is expected to make many medical procedures less invasive for patients. It will enable the fabrication of smaller medical devices, such as endoscopes, for use in infants and children. The single-chip OmniPixel2 CameraChip system requires only a clock and power to get the NTSC composite signal out for direct interface with a VCR/TV/monitor. It employs a single 3.3-VDC power supply.