e-CAM20_CUiMX8 - IMX290 Ultra-Lowlight Camera for i.MX8 Processors

e-CAM20_CUiMX8 is a 2MP 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-CAM27_CUMI290_MOD - 2MP 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
    VGA (640 x 480) 30 & 60 fps
    HD (1280 x 720) 30 & 60 fps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) 30 & 60 fps
  • Output Format - YUYV
  • Typical power consumption: 1.49W
  • Operating Temperature Range : -30° C to 60° C
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable multi-board solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Launched on:launch date

Camera Module Features:

Sensor:IMX290 from Sony STARVIS®

Sensor Resolution and Optical Format:2MP CMOS Image Sensor. 1/2.8" Optical format

Sensor Type:2MP CMOS Electronic Rolling Shutter Sensor

Image Signal Processor:On-board high performance ISP

Output Format:RAW 12-bit

Sensor Features:

Pixel size:2.9 µm x 2.9 µm

Sensor Active Area:1945H x 1097V

Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Focus Type:Fixed focus

Array Size:1945 x 1097

Resolution::2.0 MP

G sensitivity::1.3V at 12 - bit HCG mode & 0.65V at 12 - bit LCG mode


DFOV: 132° (with the lens provided by e-con)

The e-CAM20_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
    • White Balance (Manual and Auto)
    • Exposure (Manual and Auto)
    • De-Noise

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

Download e-CAM20_CUiMX8 - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Datasheet

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf IXORA adapter board schematics Manual

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Getting Started manual

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Linux App User manual

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Developer Guide

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Gstreamer Usage Guide

pdf e-CAM20_CUiMX8 Release Package Manifest

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Kit Contents for iMX8 Camera:

  • Hardware:
    • e-CAM20_CUiMX8_H01R2 - 2MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM27_CUMI290_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
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