e-CAM51_CU96 - 5.0 MP camera for Qualcomm DragonBoard 820C

e-CAM51_CU96 is a 5 MP fixed focus MIPI camera for Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E development kit. This 4-lane MIPI camera is based on onsemi®'s AR0521 sensor. This camera for Qualcomm 820E has a built-in Image Signal Processor (ISP) that brings out the best image output. It also has an S-mount (M12) lens holder which allows customers to choose and use the lens according to their requirement.

This Qualcomm camera can stream 5 MP resolution at 25fps, enabling it to run applications that require high resolution images. e-CAM51_CU96's compliance with 96boards' standards ensures fast evaluation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E processor for imaging applications

  • Houses e-CAM55_CUMI0521_MOD - 5.0 MP Camera Module with S-mount lens holder
  • High-speed 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface to connect with the CPU
  • Plugs into 96Boards compliant Qualcomm DragonBoard 820c board
  • Frame Rate: Streams Full HD @ 60 fps , 5MP @ 30 fps & HD @ 70fps
  • Linux camera driver (V4L2) for 5.0 MP MIPI CSI-2 camera module
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to 70°C
  • Sample streaming commands for camera preview
  • Gstreamer-1.0 support for video recording and network streaming
  • Multi board solution
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable design
  • RoHS compliant

Sensor:AR0521 from onsemi®

Focus Type:Fixed focus / Auto focus*

Resolution:5MP

Optical Format:1/2.5"

Pixel size:2.2 µm x2.2 µm

Sensor Active Area:2592H x 1944V

Responsivity:18.8 Ke-/luxsec

SNR:40 dB

Dynamic Range:74.3 dB

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY format

Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Holder:S-Mount

ISP:On-board high performance ISP

FOV :5MP - 140.5°(D), 110°(H), 82°(V) (with the lens provided by e-con)

* - Liquid lens option is available for this product and can be provided on request

Linux camera driver:


Full-fledged Linux camera driver for MIPI CSI-2 camera module. The driver supports e-con's e-CAM51_CU96 on Qualcomm DragonBoard 820c board.

  • V4L2 Linux driver for MIPI CSI-2 camera module
    • Video preview
    • Camera controls via IOCTLs
  • Sample source Code for Linux:
    • Video Preview
    • Gstreamer commands for video preview
  • Camera Controls
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Saturation
    • White Balance (both manual and automatic)
    • Gamma
    • Gain
    • Horizontal Flip
    • Vertical Flip
    • Sharpness
    • Exposure (both manual and automatic)
    • Digital Zoom

Please contact sales@e-consystems.com for any customization or porting of camera driver to your requirements.

Download e-CAM51_CU96 - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf e-CAM51_CU96 Getting Started Manual

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Kit Contents:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM51_CU96 - 5MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM55_CUMI0521_MOD camera module, base board, adaptor board and a micro-coaxial cable)
  • Software:
    • V4L2 - Linux driver
    • Gstreamer commands for video preview
  • Please contact sales@e-consystems.com for any customization or porting of camera driver to your requirements.