Conversa - Low Light USB Camera with Microphone

Conversa, camera for conversation, is a 3.4 MP low light USB 3.1 Gen1 camera with built-in stereo microphone providing 16bit audio @48KHz. This low-light USB camera is the next advanced version of our flagship product See3CAM_CU30, with built-in stereo microphone for crystal clear sound. It is a plug-and-play (UVC and UAC) compliant USB 3.1 Gen1 SuperSpeed camera and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 host ports. It has S-mount (M12) lens holder which allows customers to choose and use the lens according to their requirement. It has a dedicated, high-performance Image Signal Processor chip (ISP) that performs all the Auto functions (Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure control).

Key Features of Conversa

  • Houses e-CAM36_CUMI0330_MOD - 3.4 MP AR0330 Color Camera Module
  • Fixed Focus with M12 lens holder
  • Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Output format: Uncompressed UYVY format and Compressed MJPEG format
  • Plug-&-Play (UVC and UAC compliant - No drivers required) and Backward compatibility with USB 2.0 hosts with limited features and capabilities
  • Frame Rate* :
  • Resolutions USB 3.0 USB 2.0
    UYVY MJPEG UYVY MJPEG
    3.4MP (2304 x 1536) 24 fps & 12 fps 48 fps 5 fps & 2.5 fps 48 fps
    3MP (2304 x 1296) 30 fps & 15 fps 60 fps 6 fps & 3 fps 60 fps
    3MP (2048 x 1536) 42 fps & 21 fps 50 fps 5 fps & 2.5 fps 50 fps
    1280P (1920 x 1280) 50 fps & 25 fps 50 fps 6 fps & 3 fps 50 fps
    FHD (1920 x 1080) 60,30 & 15 fps 60 fps 8 fps & 4 fps 60 fps
    960P (1280 x 960) 52 fps & 30 fps 52 fps 14 fps & 7 fps 52 fps
    HD (1280 x 720) 60 fps & 30 fps 60 fps 16 fps & 8 fps 60 fps
    XGA+ (1152 x 768) 60 fps & 30 fps 60 fps 19 fps & 9.5 fps 60 fps
    VGA (640 x 480) 60 fps & 30 fps 60 fps 30 fps & 15 fps 60 fps
  • Supported OS - Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux and MAC **
  • Connector/Interface type: USB 3.1 Gen 1 device with Type C reversible interface connector
  • Stereo microphone providing 16 bit audio @ 48KHz
  • Operating Voltage: 5V +/- 5%, Current - 512mA
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to 70°C
  • Power requirements
    • Max : 2.55W
    • Min: 1.20W
  • 10 pin GPIO header
  • External Hardware Trigger input
  • Digital Zoom - Upto 8x
  • Unique ID for each camera
  • Size in mm (l x b x h): 30 x 30 x 30.2 mm (without lens & with M12 holder)
  • Weight in Grams: 14 Grams (without lens)
                                   19 Grams (with lens)
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable two-board solution
  • RoHS compliant
  • Launched on: 10 Apr 2019
  • * - Frame rate achieved is subject to ambient lighting of the scene and varies with light. Also varies with rendering Software
  • ** - For MAC OS support, please contact sales@e-consystems.com

Camera Module Features:

Sensor:AR0330 from ON Semiconductors

Sensor Resolution and Optical Format:3.4 MP CMOS Image Sensor. 1/3" Optical format

Sensor type:3.4 MP CMOS Electronic Rolling Shutter Sensor

Image Signal Processor:External ISP

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY format and Compressed MJPEG format

Sensor Features:

Pixel size:2.2μm x 2.2μm pixel

Sensor Active Area:2304(H) x 1536(V)

Responsivity:2.0 V/lux-sec (550 nm)

SNR:39 dB

Dynamic Range:69.5 dB

Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Focus Type:Fixed focus

DFOV: 3.4MP – 120°(with the lens provided by e-con)

Microphone Features :

Channels:2 (Stereo)

Bit depth:16 bit

Sampling Frequency:48 KHz

  • Supported OS - Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux and MAC *
  • Sample Application:
    • e-CAMView - Windows Camera application for Video Preview and Still Capture.
    • QtCAM - Linux Camera application for Video Preview and Still Capture.
  • Still Image Resolutions:
    • 3.4 MP(both MJPEG and BMP)
  • Still Capture:
    • External trigger signal control
    • Software application control
  • Zero Shutter Lag:
    • 3.4 MP still capture with Zero-lag-shutter (*Not for cross resolution still captures)
  • UVC Controls:
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Sharpness
    • Saturation control
    • Gamma control
    • Gain
    • Exposure (Manual and Auto)
    • White Balance (Manual and Auto)
    • Digital Zoom (Upto 8x)
    • Pan-tilt-zoom
  • UAC Controls:
    • Audio properties (supports only 2 Channel (Stereo), 16bit @ 48KHz)
    • Volume
    • Mute
  • Additional Capabilities:
    • Support for external trigger
    • LED Strobe control
    • Document Mode
    • ROI based Exposure
    • Q-Factor control
    • Face Detection
    • Smile Detection
    • Orientation controls
    • Frame Rate control
    • Image capture - burst mode
    • Exposure compensation
    • Average Bit Rate
  • * - For MAC OS support, please contact sales@e-consystems.com
  • Customization of firmware and hardware as per customer requirement is possible. Please contact sales@e-consystems.com for more details.

Download Conversa - Technical Documents:

   Datasheet

pdf  Conversa Datasheet

pdf Conversa Lens Datasheet

   User Manual

pdf  Conversa Getting Started Manual

   Linux

pdf  QtCAM - Linux SW Application User Manual

   Windows

pdf  e-CAMView - Windows SW Installation Guide

pdf  e-CAMView - Windows SW Application
              User Manual

pdf  e-CAMView - Windows SW Extension Unit
              API Manual

pdf  Conversa Face and Smile Detection

pdf  See3CAM_DFU Application User Manual

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Ordering Info:

Customers who own platforms that support USB 3.0 and are interested in evaluating the 3.4 MP USB camera module can directly buy the Conversa from e-con Systems. Customer can order Conversa with/without lens.

Part No Description Sample Price
(1 Unit)
Volume Price
(1000s Pack)
Purchase
See3CAM_CU38_CHL_TC 3.4 MP Custom Lens USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera with
S Mount Holder & Lens
Type-C connector
US$169 - buy camera
See3CAM_CU38_CH_TC 3.4 MP USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera with S-Mount Holder Type-C connector US$139 US$85 buy camera

See3CAM_CU38_CHL_TC-3.4 MP Custom Lens USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera with S Mount Holder & Lens Type-C connector

Sample Price (1 Unit)-US$169

Volume Price (1000 units)--

buy camera

See3CAM_CU38_CH_TC-3.4 MP USB 3.1 Gen 1 Camera with S-Mount Holder Type-C connector

Sample Price (1 Unit)-US$139

Volume Price (1000 units)-US$85

buy camera

In addition to Conversa, the evaluation kit comes with e-CAMView (Windows) / QtCAM (Linux) - Sample application for Video Preview and Still Capture along with the UVC Extension features (for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux and MAC *). For more details, please refer the evaluation kit contents below.

For all enquiries please write to sales@e-consystems.com

Kit Contents:

USB 3.0 Camera

  • Hardware:
      • Conversa - 3.4 MP USB Camera with M12 Lens (S-Mount) Holder
      • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Cable
      • Lens (Optional)
  • Software: (Customers will have to download the software from e-con Developer Resource)
    • Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux and MAC *
    • e-CAMView (Windows) / QtCAM (Linux) - Video Preview and Still Capture Application
  • Documents:
  • * - For MAC OS support, please contact sales@e-consystems.com

Conversa - Customization

  • Do you need a different lens mount (C-mount/CS-Mount) ?
  • Do you need assistance in choosing lens?
  • Do you need lens correction?
  • Do you want a smaller form factor?
  • Do you need LED?
  • Complete customization of firmware and hardware as per customer requirements. Please contact us for any customization and additional features.

Camera Customization

US$85
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Excluding Shipment Charges

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