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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

* - coming soon
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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 ON Semiconductor

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

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

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:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Datasheet

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf IXORA adapter board schematics Manual

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Gst-capture

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Getting Started Manual

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Developer Guide

pdf e-CAM50_CUiMX8 Gstreamer Usage Guide

Download Selected Documents

Kit Contents for iMX8 Camera:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM50_CUiMX8 - 5MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM55_CUMI0521_MOD camera module, base board, adaptor board, micro-coaxial cable 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