e-CAM21_CUiMX8 – AR0234 Global Shutter Camera for i.MX8 Processors

e-CAM21_CUiMX8 is a 2.3 MP global shutter CMOS color camera based on the AR0234 CMOS color image sensor from ON Semiconductor®. This global shutter camera with a high frame rate of 120 fps can capture non-distorted images of moving objects without wobble or skew. It has an inbuilt high-performance ISP to perform auto-exposure and auto-white balance functions. It also comes with an M12 lens holder which offers customers an opportunity to use the lens of their choice.

e-CAM21_CUiMX8 supports the MIPI CSI-2 interface for reliable streaming in uncompressed UYVY format at 120 fps and is compatible with the Toradex ® development kit "Apalis iMX8QM SoM with Ixora carrier board". e- CAM21_CUiMX8 can be directly interfaced with the kit using an FPC connector.

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

Key Features of iMX8 Camera:

  • Houses e-CAM217_CUMI0234_MOD - Full HD 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
  • Maximum Frame rate
  • Resolutions UYVY
    HD (1280 x 720) 120 fps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) 65 fps
    2.3 MP (1920 x 1200) 60 fps
  • Output Format - YUYV
  • Typical power consumption: 0.92W
  • Operating Temperature Range : -30° C to 70° C
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable multi-board solution
  • Launched on:14-09-2021

Camera Module Features:

Sensor:AR0234 Color sensor from ON Semiconductor

Sensor Resolution and Optical Format:Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. 1/2.6" Optical format

Sensor Type: Full HD CMOS Global Shutter Sensor with Color output

Image Signal Processor:Onboard ISP

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY format

Sensor Features:

Pixel size:3 µm x 3 µm

Sensor Active Area:1920H x 1200V

Shutter type:Global Shutter

Focus Type:Fixed focus

Array Size:1945 x 1097

Responsivity::56 Ke-/luxsec

SNR::38 dB

Dynamic Range::71.4 dB

Array Size:: 1920 x 1200 pixels

The e-CAM21_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
    • Sharpness
    • Saturation control
    • Gain
    • Gamma
    • Exposure (Manual and Auto)
    • Horizontal Flip
    • Vertical Flip
    • Digital Zoom
    • Exposure (Manual and Auto)

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

Download e-CAM21_CUiMX8 - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 Datasheet

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 Getting Started manual

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 Developer Guide

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 Gst Capture App Usage Guide

pdf e-CAM21_CUiMX8 GStreamer Usage Guide

Download Selected Documents

Kit Contents for iMX8 Camera:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM21_CUiMX8 - Full HD MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM217_CUMI0234_MOD camera module, camera adaptor board, Ixora 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

Sample Price

US$149
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