e-CAM50_CUiMX8 - 5MP Camera for i.MX8 Processors

e-CAM50_CUiMX8 is a 5MP fixed focus color MIPI camera designed to add Vision for NXP i.MX8 series application processors. This camera can be directly interfaced to the Toradex off-the-shelf carrier boards - Ixora carrier board and Verdin development board. This camera comes with production-ready camera driver integrated with Torizon, a ready-to-use Linux distribution from Toradex allowing rapid development of a variety of applications.

This camera supports the following Toradex computer on modules:

Processor Computer on Module Carrier Board
NXP i.MX8 Apalis i.MX8 Ixora Carrier Board
NXP i.MX8M Mini Verdin i.MX8M Mini Verdin Development Board
NXP i.MX8M Plus Verdin i.MX8M Plus Verdin Development Board

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Key Features of iMX8 Camera:

  • Houses e-CAM55_CUMI0521_MOD - 5 MP fixed focus MIPI Camera Module
  • Plugs directly in to the Toradex Ixora carrier board and Verdin Development Board
  • High speed 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface
  • Output Format - Uncompressed UYVY format
  • Maximum Frame rate
  • Resolutions UYVY
    VGA (640 x 480) 53 fps
    HD (1280 x 720) 70 fps
    960P (1280 x 960) 53 fps
    FHD (1920 x 1080) 65 fps
    QHD (2560 x 1440) 38 fps
    5MP (2592 x 1944) 28 fps
  • Operating Temperature Range : -30° to 70° C
  • Power Consumption:
    • Max : 1.62W
  • Board Size (L x W) - 30 mm x 30 mm
  • Light weight, versatile, and portable design
  • RoHS compliant
  • Launched on:launch date

Camera Module Features:

Sensor:AR0521 from onsemi®

Sensor Resolution and Optical Format:5MP CMOS Image Sensor. 1/2.5" Optical format

Sensor Type:5MP CMOS Electronic Rolling Shutter Sensor with Bayer RGB Color Filter Array

Image Signal Processor:On-board high performance ISP

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY format

Sensor Features:

Pixel size:2.2μm x 2.2μm

Sensor Active Area:2592(H) x 1944(V)

Responsivity:18.8 ke-/luxsec

SNR:40 dB

Dynamic Range:74.3 dB

Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Focus Type:Fixed focus / Auto focus*

DFOV: 5MP - 140.5° (with the lens provided by e-con)

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

The e-CAM50_CUiMX8 is a MIPI 4-lane camera and it requires a custom camera driver for iMX8. e-con Systems provides the camera driver along with the camera board.

  • V4L2 Linux driver for MIPI CSI-2 camera module
    • Video preview
    • Still Image capture
    • Camera controls via IOCTLs
  • Sample application with source Code for Linux:
    • Video Preview
    • Still Image capture at selected resolutions
  • Camera Controls
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Saturation
    • White Balance (both manual and automatic)
    • Gamma
    • Gain
    • Horizontal Flip
    • Vertical Flip
    • Sharpness
    • Exposure (Manual, Automatic)
    • Digital Zoom
    • Denoise

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

Download e-CAM50_CUiMX8 - Technical Documents:

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8_H01R2 - Datasheet

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Kit Contents for iMX8 Camera:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM50_CUiMX8 - 5MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM55_CUMI0521_MOD camera module, camera adaptor board and a FFC cable)
  • Software:
    • Linux:
      • Prebuilt images for out of the box evaluation
      • V4L2 - Linux driver source code
      • Sample View finder Application with Source Code