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Arducam MIPI Camera Modules

MIPI camera module is now widely used on the smart phone, tablets and other mobile devices, which is compliant to MIPI CSI-2 specification. It offers higher performance in terms of resolution and frame rate than the older parallel interface camera module also called DVP (digital video port) interface.

Now Arducam provides MIPI camera module solutions from both hardware and software approaches. From the hardware approach, we can decode the MIPI protocol to standard parallel output timing to help legacy system compliance or combine multiple MIPI streams into one MIPI output stream for multi-camera application. From the software approach, we have designed ready to use MIPI camera driver for Raspberry Pi platform and later can be ported to other platforms like Jetson TX1/TX2/Nano or Freescale i.MX series.

Arducam offers different MIPI camera modules and increases this variety required by our customers and help them integrate into various platforms at extremely low costs.
In conclusion, MIPI camera modules are ideal for applications with many cameras including mobile and distributed applications such as smart city, medical technology, UAVs, autonomous driving, and scientific automation.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of newly added camera modules for Raspberry Pi.

Image SensorIMX135IMX298AR1820
Resolution13MP 
4208×3120
16MP 
4656×3499
18MP
4912×3684
Full Resolution 
Frame Rate
10fps10fps6.5fps
Color TypeColor Bayer FilterColor Bayer FilterColor Bayer Filter
Shutter 
Type
RollingRollingRolling
Output 
Format
RAW/
YUV 4:2:0
RAW/
YUV 4:2:0
RAW/
YUV 4:2:0
Exposure 
Control
Manual/
Software auto
Manual/
Software auto
Manual/
Software auto
Gain 
Control
ManualManualManual
Focus
Control
ProgrammableProgrammableFixed
Mirror/Flip 
Control
SupportSupportSupport
JPEGSupportSupportSupport
H.264 
Encoding
SupportSupportSupport

For a quick review of these MIPI camera modules for Raspberry Pi, please read more from this post.

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