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e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX - 5 MP Custom Lens Camera Board for Gumstix® Overo® COM

The e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX is an add on board from e-con Systems which works plug and play with every Gumstix® Overo® computer-on-module (COM). This board provides the still capture upto resolution of 5MP with custom lens.

Each Gumstix® Overo® COM is powered by a Texas Instruments' (TI) OMAP Applications Processor and has the same 27 pin header to which the e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX can be interfaced.

e-con’s new e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX camera board for Gumstix® Overo® features the e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD camera module and hence provides the customers with an opportunity of integrating the lens of their choices. The e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD features the 5MP image sensor OV5640 from Omnivision.

  • Max 2592 x 1944 resolution with
    1. 30fps upto 720P and
    2. 7fps above 720P
  • 5 Megapixel Fixed Focus Image sensor
  • Linux V4L2 camera driver
  • Viewfinder option with video preview at 30fps
  • Board Dimensions (mm) : 25.12 x 48.88
  • Plugs in to the camera interface of TI OMAP processor on Gumstix® Overo® COM.
  • OV5640 CMOS Image Sensor with integrated ISP
  • Small form-factor pluggable camera module
  • Targeted for application where custom lens is required
  • M12P0.5 S-Mount Lens holder
  • Compatible with standard M12P0.5 Lenses
  • Flexibility to choose a lens as per application requirements
  • Output Format - YUV 4:2:2
  • 27.7mm x 23.11mm size. Height depends on the Lens
  • 8bit Parallel/MIPI Video Port with SYNC Signals
  • Pixel size - 1.4µm
  • Lens Size - 1/4 "
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 40-pin SMT Connector
  • Wide variety of Interchangeable lenses can be used
  • V4L2 Support
  • Complete Source code of device driver
  • Sample application with source for image capture at different resolutions
  • Support for white balance
  • Gstreamer support

AM37x / DM37x ISP support

On the Camera ISP backend, the camera module e-CAM56_37x_GSTIX nicely integrates with the 8-bit parallel camera interface. This interface can support up to 100MHZ for 8-bit parallel camera data. With this clock, e-con has achieved capturing of video at 30fps at 720p resolution from the e-CAM56_37x_GSTIX camera daughter board.

Kit Contents:

  • Hardware:
  • Software:
    • Linux:
      • V4L2 - Linux Camera driver with Source Code
      • Sample View finder Application with Source Code
  • Documentation:
  • Customization of driver and application on request

The daughter card (e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX) can be bought by customers choosing to evaluate the e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD camera solution with a direct interface on the Gumstix® 's Overo™ COM. The evaluation kit features the e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX and the FFC cable to connect to the Gumstix® Overo® COM . A normal viewing angle lens is optional.

e-con provides the details of where the lens is purchased and customers are free to pick up the required lens from a wide choices of 12mm S mount lenses. Customization of driver and application on request.

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Targeted Applications

»  Low Vision Products

»  OCR

»  Video Conferencing