OmniVision Technologies (www.ovt.com) has unveiled its OV5610 CMOS image sensor with 5 megapixels and optical format (footprint) of 1 or 1.8 inches. Targeting the high-end camera market, OV5610 also features an on-chip 10-bit A/D converter capable of operating at up to four frames per second (fps) in full resolution.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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