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USB2.0 Camera Shield

The USB2.0 camera shield is designed for low cost general purose USB2.0 camera solution for both PC and embedded system like Raspberry Pi, and it also can provide customized support for Odroid, Beaglebone Black, Nvidia JETSON TK/TX boards.
The highlight of the new USB2.0 camera shield is that it has onboard 8MByte hardware frame buffer, and overcome the bandwidth and dropping frames issue when using the software frame buffer scheme. In addition, with onboard frame buffer it supports synchronized multiple cameras taking images exactly at the same time.

There are several revisions of USB2.0 camera shield and now the latest version is Rev.D. The following list is the comparison of difference between revisions.

Board RevisionRev.BRev.CRev.D
Onboard Frame BufferNone8MByte16MByte

Features

  • Support any parallel image sensors
  • Support 8/10/12 bit pixel color depth
  • Build-in IRCUT control  (optional)
  • Need extra MIPI to parallel adapter board for supporting MIPI interface sensors
  • Support x86 PC, ARM 32/64bit, Odroid C2, Raspberry Pi hardware platforms
  • Support Windows, Linux OS, ROS
  • Support C/C++, Python Programming Languages
  • Fully customizable and can be ported to other hardware platform and software OS
  • Provide free binary SDK library and demo software source code

Specifications

  • Bandwidth:480Mbps USB2.0
  • I/O Voltage Standard: 3.3V
  • Connector: Micro-USB2.0
  • Onboard Frame Buffer 16MBytes
  • Size: 40 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 20g
  • Power Consumption: 5V/300mA
  • Operation Temperature: -10℃~+55℃

Table 1 Featured Parallel Camera Modules Supported

ResolutionFrame RateCamera ModuleSensor Vendor
0.3MP30fpsOV7670/OV7725/OV7740Omnivision
0.3MP30fpsGC0308GlaxyCore
0.3MP60fpsMT9V022/MT9V034Aptina
1MP30fpsOV9712Omnivision
1MP30fpsNT99141Novatek
1.3MP22fpsAR0134/AR0135Aptina
1.3MP15fpsMT9M001Aptina
2MP12fpsMT9D111Aptina
3MP10fpsOV3640Aptina
5MP5fpsOV5640/OV5642Omnivision
9MP3fpsMT9N001Aptina
10MP3fpsMT9J001/MT9J003Aptina
14MP2fpsMT9F001/MT9F002Aptina

Video Demo

Documents

Arducam USB2 Camera Shield DataSheet
Arducam USB2 Camera Shield User Guide
Arducam USB Camera Shield SDK C/C++ User Guide
Arducam USB Camera Shield SDK Python User Guide

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