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Pivariety AR0234 2.3MP Color Global Shutter Camera Module


Arducam Pivariety is a Raspberry Pi camera solution to take the advantage of using its hardware ISP functions. Using Arducam Pivariety camera modules, users can get better performance and a wider variety of camera, lens options. For a long time, Raspberry Pi users are limited to use the closed-source official supported camera driver and camera modules (V1/V2/HQ). Now Arducam made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Lens Shading Correction, etc.

Pivariety AR0234 Color Global Shutter Camera eliminates rolling shutter artifacts to better capture fast-moving objects. Pivariety AR0234 Camera uses the libcamera framework and the way to access the camera is libcamera SDK(for C++)/libcamera-still/libcamera-vid/Gstreamer. In addition, Pivariety AR0234 Global Shutter Camera having an external trigger function, which is used to capture the image and helps in synchronized streaming by connecting two or multiple cameras. In production applications (such as assembly line production), the external trigger mode can synchronize the camera with other devices. 

Note: Although V4L2 interface is supported, only RAW format images can be obtained, without ISP support.


Image Sensor2.3MP AR0234
Max. Resolution1920Hx1200V
Pixel Size3μm(H)×3μm(V)
Optical Format1/2.6”
Lens Spec(LN012)Default Mount: M12
Focal length: 3.6mm
F.NO: 3.0
FOV: 120°(D)/90°(H)/75°(V)
IR SensitivityIntegral 650nm IR filter, visible light only
Maximum Frame Rate1920×[email protected], with [email protected]
1920×[email protected], with [email protected]
1280×[email protected], with [email protected]
Sensor Output FormatRAW10
ISP Output FormatThe output image format of JPG, YUV420, RAW, DNG
The output video format of MJPEG, H.264
Interface Type2-Lane MIPI
Camera Board Size(UC-846)38mm×38mm
Pivariety Adapter Board Size(UC-667)40mm×40mm

3.Mechanical drawing

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Camera Board
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Pivariety Adapter Board


4.1 Assembly Instruction

4.2 Insert the ribbon cable

AR0234 1

Generally speaking, the camera board and the Pivariety Adapter board have been connected. You only need to connect the camera to Raspberry Pi as the following figure.

AR0234 2
AR0234 3
Click here if you want to know how to connect the camera board and Pivariety Adapter Board
AR0234 4
AR0234 5


6.What’s Next

How to install Kernel Driver for Pivariety Camera

How to access and program the Pivariety Camera using Python, OpenCV, and GStreamer

How to access AR0234 2.3MP Color Global Shutter Camera Module using external trigger snapshot mode


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