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  Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

 
1. Camera details
 
  1.1 What is the camera sensor used in e-CAM130_CURB?
  1.2 What are the kit contents provided with the product?
  1.3 What is the length of the cable provided with this product?
  1.4 Can I get a 1m cable for this camera module?
  1.5 What is the power consumption of the camera?
  1.6 Do we need to provide any external power source to this camera?
  1.7 What is the operating and storage temperature range of the product?
  1.8 What is the form factor of the camera?
  1.9 What is the size of the camera adapter board?
  1.10 What is the weight of the camera module?
2. Camera parameters
 
  2.1 What are the resolutions supported by the camera?
  2.2 How many MIPI Lanes does this camera support?
  2.3 Does this camera have on-board Image Signal Processor (ISP)?
  2.4 What are the various camera parameters supported by this camera?
  2.5 What is the digital zoom range supported by this camera?
  2.6 Does this camera support OpenCV?
  2.7 What is the maximum FOV covered using the default lens provided with the camera?
  2.8 What is the FOV covered in different resolutions supported by this camera?
  2.9 What is the glass-to-glass latency for this camera?
  2.10 In SDK, can the exposure and brightness of the camera altered in run time?
3. Software package details
 
  3.1 What are the contents of the SDK package given along with the camera?
  3.2 Where can I find the camera driver source code?
  3.3 What are the sample applications given along with the package?
  3.4 Does the camera support Raspberry Pi OS?
  3.5 Does the camera support Android OS?
  3.6 How to connect the camera to the Raspberry Pi 4 kit?
  3.7 Does the camera support Raspberry Pi 3 kit?
4. Customization requests
 
  4.1 Is it possible to get RAW Bayer frames from the camera?
  4.2 How to add support for custom resolution?
  4.3 I need a different lens to cover more FOV. How to do it?
  4.4 Can I change the lens mount from S-mount to C-mount?
  4.5 Is it possible to use the camera with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO board instead of Raspberry Pi 4 kit?
  4.6 Does this camera have strobe support?
  4.7 Is there any way to synchronize this camera with other sensors in my carrier board?
  4.8 Is it possible to customize the form factor of the camera to suit my application?
5. Others
 
  5.1 Is this camera FCC/CE certified?
  5.2 Are there any mechanical and temperature test reports available for the camera?
  5.3 Where and how to get support for the basic integration and testing the camera?
  5.4 Where can I find the warranty terms for this camera?
  5.5 What is the Return policy for this product?
   
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 1. Camera details
  
1.1 What is the camera sensor used in e-CAM130_CURB?
 
e-CAM130_CURB camera module is based on 1/3.2" inch AR1335 image sensor from ON Semiconductor® with onboard Image Signal Processor (ISP).
 
1.2 What are the kit contents provided with the product?
 
e-CAM130_CURB camera consists of - One 13MP e-CAM137A_CUMI1335_MOD MIPI Camera board with lens, One Camera Adapter Board and One Flex cable.
 
1.3 What is the length of the cable provided with this product?
 
e-CAM130_CURB comes with 15cm Flex cable.
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1.4 Can I get a 1m cable for this camera module?
 
Currently the maximum length of the supported FCC cable is 15cm and it is supplied by default along with the product. For customization, kindly write your requirements to sales@e-consystems.com.
 
1.5 What is the power consumption of the camera?
 
The power consumption of the camera is between 0.4W to 1.4W.
 
1.6 Do we need to provide any external power source to this camera?
 
The camera uses the necessary power supply from the Raspberry Pi kit itself. No external power supply is required for the camera.
  
1.7 What is the operating and storage temperature range of the product?
  
-30°C to 70°C (ambient temperature).
 
1.8 What is the form factor of the camera?
 
The camera module comes in a form factor of 30mm x 30mm (W X H).
 
1.9 What is the size of the camera adapter board?
 
The camera adaptor comes in a form factor of 30mm x 30mm (W x H).
1.10 What is the weight of the camera module?
 
The e-CAM137A_CUMI1335_MOD camera module weighs 6 grams (without lens)
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 2. Camera parameters
 
2.1 What are the resolutions supported by the camera?
 
The camera supports standard resolutions like VGA (640 x 480), HD (1280 x 720), Full HD (1920 x 1080), 4K (3840 x 2160) and the full resolution - 13MP (4192 x 3120).
 
2.2 How many MIPI Lanes does this camera support?
 
Though the camera supports 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface, Raspberry Pi 4 kit support only 2 lane interface.
 
2.3 Does this camera have on-board Image Signal Processor (ISP)?
 
The e-CAM130_CURB camera has an onboard ISP which takes care of the complete imaging pipeline right from De-Bayering, Color correction and supports various standard image quality controls.
 
2.4 What are the various camera parameters supported by this camera?
 
The camera supports standard V4L2 controls like Brightness, Contrast, Zoom, Flip (Horizontal and Vertical), White balance - Auto and Manual, Exposure - Auto and Manual, Sharpness.
 
2.5 What is the digital zoom range supported by this camera?
 
The camera supports 1X to 8X digital zoom levels.
 
2.6 Does this camera support OpenCV?
 
The camera is supported as a standard V4L2 device which can be integrated into different SD environments as OpenCV and ML libraries to stream images and process as supported by the platform.
 
2.7 What is the maximum FOV covered using the default lens provided with the camera?
 
The maximum FOV covered by the lens is 110°(D), 88°(H), 65°(V)
 
2.8 What is the FOV covered in different resolutions supported by this camera?
 
For resolutions of 4:3 aspect ratio, the FOV is 110°(D), 88°(H), 65°(V).

For resolutions of 16:9 aspect ratio, the Horizontal FOV shall remain same. The VFOV shall be reduced by a factor of 1.3 units in length. DFOV shall also reduce accordingly.
 
2.9 What is the minimum focus distance of the camera?
 
The minimum working distance of the camera is 100mm.
 
2.10 What is the glass-to-glass latency for this camera?
 
The glass-to-glass latency is typically 3-6 frame time (frame time (ms) = 1/ FPS). It is 80 - 100ms for - 1080p resolution at 60 fps
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  3. Software package details
 
3.1 What are the contents of the SDK package given along with the camera?
 
Users can download pre-built BSP binary for the Raspberry Pi 4 for instant evaluation of the camera streaming and controls. The camera driver and Kernel patches are also available for users to integrate into custom development setup.
 
3.2 Where can I find the camera driver source code?
 
The source code for the Camera driver for Raspberry Pi 4 kit along with the necessary kernel and device tree patches are provided in the Software Release package.
 
3.3 What are the sample applications given along with the package?
 
The Prebuilt binary shall contain the gstreamer based gst capture application that supports the streaming, still capture and camera controls to be evaluated.
 
3.4 Does the camera support Raspberry Pi OS?
 
The camera is compatible with Raspberry Pi OS for Raspberry Pi 4 kit.
 
3.5 Does the camera support Android OS?
 
Currently the camera has support only for the Raspberry Pi OS.
 
3.6 How to connect the camera to the Raspberry Pi 4 kit?
 
Kindly refer the "e-CAM130_CURB Getting started Manual" to find more details on how to connect the camera with Raspberry Pi 4.
 
3.7 Does the camera support Raspberry Pi 3 kit?
 
Currently the camera has support for the Raspberry Pi 4 kit. Kindly write if you need support for Raspberry Pi 3 kit.
 
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  4. Reference Design - HW
 
4.1 Is it possible to get RAW Bayer frames from the camera?
 
By default, e-CAM130_CURB camera module does not support RAW Bayer format. We can customize the camera driver and the firmware according to your requirement. Kindly write your requirements to sales@e-consystems.com.
 
4.2 How to add support for custom resolution?
 
It is possible to support custom resolution in the firmware. For customization, please write to sales@e-consystems.com.
 
4.3 I need a different lens to cover more FOV. How to do it?
 
The camera supports M12 lens holder. You shall be able to use any standard S-mount lens (M12 x 0.5) with the default lens holder. Please write to sales@e-consystems.com for lens suggestions.
 
4.4 Can I change the lens mount from S-mount to C-mount?
 
It is possible to support C-mount lens holder as a hardware customization effort.
 
4.5 Is it possible to use the camera with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO board instead of Raspberry Pi 4 kit?
 
Current version of the adapter board is compatible with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO board. Software support shall be extended in future.
 
4.6 Does this camera have strobe support?
 
Currently, the strobe option is not supported. For customization, please write to sales@e-consystems.com.
 
4.7 Is there any way to synchronize this camera with other sensors in my carrier board?
 
Synchronization using external trigger pulse is possible with e-CAM130_CURB via customization. Please write to sales@e-consystems.com with your requirement.
 
4.8 Is the FSCAM_CU135 camera available with autofocus support?
 
Hardware customization is possible. Please write to sales@e-consystems.com with your requirements for more help.
 
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  5. Reference Design - HW
 
5.1 Is this camera FCC/CE certified?
 
The e-CAM130_CURB is a RoHS compliant OEM camera module. e-con Systems recommends customers to integrate the camera module in their target products for the final certifications like CE/FCC.
 
5.2 Are there any mechanical and temperature test reports available for the camera?
 
The camera is tested for some environmental test conditions specific to Temperature and Vibrational cases. Reliability test report shall be shared with customers on case to case basis.
 
5.3 Where and how to get support for the basic integration and testing the camera?
 
We at e-con Systems pledge to the best possible customer support. For basic integration support and testing, you can contact our Chat support team or mail to techsupport@e-consystems.com.
 
5.4 Where can I find the warranty terms for this camera?
 
To know about our General Product Warranty Terms, please visit the General Warranty Terms page on our website - warranty.
 
5.5 What is the Return policy for this product?
 
To know about our Return Material Authorization (RMA), please visit the RMA Policy page on our website - RMA-Policy.
 
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