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e-CAM55_37x - 5MP MIPI camera board for TI's AM37x / DM37x Processors

The e-CAM55_37x is the world's first MIPI CSI-2 camera interface reference design for TI's AM37x / DM37x processors and works with Logic PD’s Zoom™ DM3730 SOM-LV development Kit. e-CAM55_37x uses a 5 Mega Pixel auto focus camera module powered by OmniVision’s OV5640 CMOS image sensor. This camera board is configured to provide MIPI-CSI-2 interface.

The e-CAM55_37x can be directly plugged into the 2x240 Pin expansion socket provided on the Zoom™ DM3730 SOM-LV EVM. The software drivers provided by e-con Systems for this camera daughter card will configure OV5640 sensor and DM37x processor’s camera interface. This enables seamless 720p HD video streaming at 60fps through MIPI CSI-2 interface.

The camera board can be interfaced with any OMAP35x / AM37x / DM37x platform that exposes the MIPI signals.

Houses e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD - 5.0 MP Auto Focus Camera Module

  • Interfaces with the DM3730's MIPI CSI-2 interface
  • Plugs in to expansion socket of the Zoom™ DM3730 SOM-LV using 240 pin dual row 0.5mm pitch board to board connector
  • Windows CE 6.0 / Linux / Android camera driver
  • Sample application for Video/image capture
  • Board size - W x L: 25 x 94.43 mm

Omnivision OV5640 Image Sensor

  • Focus Type – Auto Focus (VCM driven)
  • 2 lane MIPI® CSI-2 interface
  • Maximum Image Transfer Rate
    1. VGA – 60 fps
    2. HD (720p) – 60 fps
    3. Full HD (1080p) – 30 fps *
    4. 5MP – 15 fps
  • View Angle - 67.5 ° Diagonal
  • Output Format - YUV422
  • Object Distance - 100mm to Infinity
  • Effective Focal Length - 3.42 mm
  • Temperature Range
    1. Operation - -30° to 70° C
    2. Stable Image - 0° to 50° C
  • Power requirements
    1. Active - 150 mA
    2. Standby - 20 µA
  • Max S/N ratio- 36 dB
  • Dynamic Range - 68 dB
  • Module Dimensions (in mm)
    1. excluding flex cable - 8.5 x 8.5 x 5.15
    2. with flex cable - 19 x 9.6
  • * - The frames are cropped.
  • Windows CE 6.0 / Linux / Android driver support
  • Direct Show support
  • Stream driver
  • V4L2 - Linux driver
  • Sample application with source for image capture at different resolutions
  • Support for White Balance, AutoFocus and Brightness control

  e-CAM55_37x - 5MP MIPI camera for TI's AM37x/DM37x Processors Documents:
  e-CAM55_37x Hardware User Manual
   e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD - Module Mechanical Drawing
   e-CAM55_37x Windows CE Direct show How to Build Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Windows CE Direct show Application User Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Windows CE Stream Driver - How to Build Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Windows CE Stream Driver - Application User Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Windows CE Stream Driver - API Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Linux How to Build Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Linux Application User Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Android How to Build Manual
   e-CAM55_37x Android User Manual
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Kit Contents:


  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM55_37x with 5 MP MIPI Camera Module (e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD)
  • Software:
    • Windows CE 6.0:
      • DirectShow Compliant driver
      • Stream driver
      • Sample DirectShow application
    • Linux:
      • V4L2 - Linux driver
      • Sample View finder Application with Source Code
    • Android:
      • Sample View finder Application with Source Code
  • Documentation:
  • Customization of driver and application on request

The e-CAM55_37x evaluation kit can be bought by customers who have the Logic PD’s Zoom™ DM3730 SOM-LV Development kit and are considering integrating camera on their product. They can evaluate the features of the camera and also build custom applications around it. Please see the kit contents on next tab.


 Block diagram of MIPI interface with processor


Customers who have bought other development boards based on OMAP35x, AM3715, AM3703 or DM3703 and would like to integrate the e-CAM55_37x on their boards can also check with e-con for support.



Customers interested in customizing the same camera module or planning to use a different camera/sensor module can contact and explain their requirement. e-con can provide customization services as well.