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AR1820 18MP Color Rolling Shutter Camera for Raspberry Pi


Arducam AR1820HS camera breakout incorporates ON Semiconductor 1/2.3−inch CMOS active−pixel digital imaging sensor AR1820HS with 1.25um x 1.25um A-PixHS™ BSI Pixel . It can support 18-megapixel (4912H x 3684V) digital still images at 24 fps and a 1080p plus additional 27 percent pixels for electronic image stabilization (2448H x 1378V) in digital video mode at 60 fps and 1080p120 fps.

Arducam developed a special camera driver for Raspberry Pi, which lets you can capture 18MP still image and 1080p video on your existing Pi board.

Key Specification

Optical format 1/2.3−inch (4:3)
Active pixels 4912H x 3684V
Pixel size 1.25um x 1.25um
Color filter array RGB Bayer pattern
ADC resolution 12−bit, on−chip
Responsivity 0.62 V/lux−sec (545 nm)
Dynamic range 65.8 dB
SNRMAX 36.3 dB
Output Interface 2 Lane, 4 Lane, MIPI
Frame Rate 4:3 – 18 Mp full resolution at 15 fps (MIPI-4L)
16:9 – 14 Mp at 20 fps (MIPI-4L)
16:9 – 8 Mp at 30 fps (MIPI-4L)
16:9 – Full HD + 27.5%EIS at 60 fps
16:9 – Full HD at 120 fps

Hardware Connection

Camera driver and Examples

The SDK library and example source code can be download from our GitHub. Software user guide can be found from here.

Pin Definition

The camera module using Molex 545482671_SD or similar 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC connector.

1GND Ground Power ground
2MDN0 Input Pixel Data Lane0 Negative
3MDP0 Input Pixel Data Lane0 Positive
4GND Ground Power ground
5MDN1 Input Pixel Data Lane1 Negative
6MDP1 Output Pixel Data Lane1 Positive
7GND Ground Power ground
8MCN Input Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Negative
9MCP Input Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Positive
10GND Ground Power ground
11MDN2 Input Pixel Data Lane2 Negative
12MDP2 Input Pixel Data Lane2 Positive
13GND Ground Power ground
14MDN3 Input Pixel Data Lane3 Negative
15MDP3 Input Pixel Data Lane3 Positive
16GND Ground Power ground
17POWER_EN Output Power Enable
18VCC_3.3V POWER 3.3v Power supply
19GND Ground Power ground
20SCL Input Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock
21SDATA Bi-directional Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O
22VCC_3.3V 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 1/2.3″ optical format sensor, so make sure the lens optical format is bigger than 1/2.3″ or else there will be dark corner. More lens options can be found from lens product page.

Order Information

Check the Raspberry PI Cameras from the product page.

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