OmniVision Technologies today announced that it has launched its OVMed OCHSA and OCHTA cable modules for single-use endoscopes and catheters.
The Santa Clara, California-based company designed the medical-grade imaging subsystems with a small diameter camera module that is fully integrated with OVMed cables and mini-LED illumination.
“Previously, single-use endoscope and catheter designers incurred significant time and cost to separately source cables and LEDs, and then pair them with our wafer-level modules,” Ehsan Ayar, medical product marketing manager at OmniVision, said in a news release. “We are helping our customers shorten time to market with a complete, fully tested subsystem that can be integrated into single-use endoscopes to allow doctors to see more detail and reach the body’s smallest anatomy.”
The OCHSA cable module has an 800×800 pixel resolution with a high-speed MIPI digital interface for larger diameter endoscopes like bronchoscopes, thoracoscopes, pleuroscopes, mediastinoscopes, duodenoscopes and aminoscopes. The cable module can handle short and long distances and is customizable.
OmniVision’s OVMed OCHTA with analog output uses the company’s OH0TA image sensor and has wafer-level optics in a single assembly. It allows endoscopic devices to reach deeper into the body for numerous procedures including neuro, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, urology, gynecology and arthroscopy procedures.
Mini-LED illumination is available with the cable modules for single-use endoscopy to give surgeons precise, brightness control to clearly visualize anatomies, according to the company. It has a higher contrast ratio in a smaller local area with individual brightness and dimming control for multi-spectrum devices in surgical procedures.
“With these fully integrated cable modules, medical OEMs can now develop turn-key, mass-produced, high-resolution, single-use devices for deep anatomical access, while addressing the many challenges posed by reusable equipment, including cross-contamination risks and high maintenance costs,” Ayar said.
Both cable modules are medical-grade and are available in short or long configurations.