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Hardware Guide


This hardware guid helps for interfacing the Arducam MT9P031 camera module. There are hardware USB2 or USB3 camera shield develop boards which can well mate this camera module without designing any customize board, they can be used for fast evaluation for this camera module.

Pin Definition

The camera module using Molex 5051103091-SD or similar 30pin 0.5mm pitch FPC connector.

1GND Ground Power ground
2FLASH Output Flash output control
3Trigger InputExposure synchronization input
4VSYNC Output Active High: Frame Valid; indicates active frame
5HREF Output Active High: Line/Data Valid; indicates active pixels
6DOUT11 Output Pixel Data Output 11 (MSB)
7DOUT10 Output Pixel Data Output 10
8DOUT9 Output Pixel Data Output 9
9DOUT8 Output Pixel Data Output 8
10DOUT7 Output Pixel Data Output 7
11DOUT6 Output Pixel Data Output 6
12DOUT5 Output Pixel Data Output 5
13GND Ground Power ground
14DOUT4 Output Pixel Data Output 4
15DOUT3 Output Pixel Data Output 3
16DOUT2 Output Pixel Data Output 2
17DOUT1 Output Pixel Data Output 1
18DOUT0 Output Pixel Data Output 0(LSB)
19XCLK Input Master Clock into Sensor, there is 24MHz onboard oscillator by default
20PCLK Output Pixel Clock output from sensor
21SCL Input Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock
22SDATA Bi-directional Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O
23RSTInput Sensor reset signal, active low
24GND GroundPower ground
25GNDGroundPower ground
26STANDBYInput Standby-mode enable pin (active HIGH)
27~30 VCC POWER 3.3v Power supply

Mechanical Dimension

Lens Option

There are M12 or CS/C mount lenses can be used together with is camera module. This is 1/2.5″ optical format sensor, so make sure the lens optical format is bigger than 1/2.5″ or else there will be dark corner. More lens options can be found from lens product page.

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