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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

* - coming soon
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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

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 - 2MP MIPI Camera board (contains the e-CAM27_CUMI290_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
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