SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 — OmniVision Technologies Inc. has announced the OV480, a compact companion processor designed to enhance camera performance in wide field-of-view applications for automotive vision systems. It operates in conjunction with the company’s AutoVision sensors to deliver good electronic distortion correction and enhanced low-light performance. Because of its ability to correct lens distortion of up to 195°, the OV480 allows a single camera design to be used across multiple vehicle platforms, reducing the design-in and integration costs associated with rear-view and 360° surround-view systems. The processor supports a variety of OmniVision image sensors designed for automotive applications, including the OV7955, OV7962, OV10630 and OV10635. It features low-light performance enhancement and a temporal noise filter to deliver good scene reproduction in difficult lighting conditions. It also provides top-down and perspective views, which offer clear imaging for specific rear-view driving functions such as trailer ball hitching. It supports a cross-traffic-view feature, allowing drivers to see traffic from both sides of a vehicle. It is supplied in a 6.5 × 6.5-mm ball grid array package.