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e-CAM55_CUiMX8 - Monochrome Camera for i.MX8 Processors

e-CAM55_CUiMX8 is a 5MP fixed focus monochrome 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-CAM56_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
  • Maximum Frame rate
  • Resolutions Y12 Y8
    VGA (640x480) 112 fps 112 fps
    HD (1280x720) 60 fps 60 fps
    Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps 60 fps
    5MP (2592x1944) 15 fps 15 fps
  • Output Format - Y12 and Y8
  • Operating Temperature Range : -30° to 70° C
  • Board Size (L x W) - 30 mm x 30 mm
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable two-board solution
  • RoHS compliant

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 Monochrome output

Output Format:Y8 and Y12

Array Size:2592x1944 pixels

Sensor Features:

Pixel size:2.2μm x 2.2μm

Sensor Active Area:2592H x 1944V

Responsivity:36 ke-/luxsec

SNR:40 dB

Dynamic Range:74.3 dB

Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Focus Type:Fixed focus

DFOV: 5MP – 78.5°(with the lens provided by e-con)

The e-CAM55_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
    • Exposure (Manual)
    • Roll

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

Kit Contents for iMX8 Camera:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM55_CUiMX8 - 5MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM56_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