Arducam 1MP*4 Quadrascopic Camera Bundle Kit for Raspberry Pi, Nvidia Jetson Nano/Xavier NX, Four OV9281 Global Shutter Monochrome Camera Modules and Camarray Camera HAT

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  • Supports Multiple Platforms: This bundle runs four synchronous OV9281 cameras through a single connection with MIPI CSI-2 port, compatible with Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX, also can be extended to other platforms that have MIPI CSI-2 interface and standard Video4Linux2(V4L2) driver.
  • Complete Synchronization: The frames of four cameras of this bundle are synchronized at the hardware level, extra synchronization scheme by time stamping or so does not need to be considered.
  • Mono Global Shutter: Shoot high-speed moving objects in crisp sharp images. Avoid the rolling artifacts to get a much more accurate complete picture than the rolling shutter Pi cameras. Frame Rate: [email protected]*4 × 800 on Jetson; [email protected]*4 × 800 on Rpi.
  • Variable Baseline Extension: Compared to the fixed stereo camera module, this stereo camera bundle has higher flexibility. The separated cameras can be used with a variable baseline device and controlled through the computer control system to achieve rapid and dynamic interactive adjustment of the moving parts for multi-degree-of-freedom stereo binocular vision.
  • Support Changing Frame Rate: You can change the frame rate from 5fps to 46fps. If the set frame rate exceeds the maximum value, it will work according to the maximum value. The same goes for the minimum value.

Description

Overview

This Arducam quadrascopic camera bundle incorporates four 1MP OV9281 global shutter cameras, and the cutting-edge MIPI stereo camera breakthrough from Arducam – The Arducam Camarray HAT. As the upgraded version of Arducam Synched Stereo Camera HAT, the Camarray further pushes the multi-camera limits and doubles the interfacing capabilities to allow 4 synchronized MIPI camera modules to be interfaced to a single MIPI CSI-2 slot on prevailing single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, and Jetson Xavier NX. Also, as the Camarray HAT releases, Arducam starts to support a variable baseline for stereo camera applications with some modified Arducam camera modules, such as those OV9281 ones included in this bundle. Since no shared camera board or clock-sharing soldering is required for the image sensors, you can kick off your prototyping for stereo camera applications and then decide the optimal baseline. This camera can only get four images. Arducam also accepts subsequent customizations for your stereo camera applications.

⚠️ KERNEL CAMERA DRIVER USED

This camera relies on kernel drivers to work – one kernel version, one camera driver. Up or downgrading your OS leads to a kernel bump, and you may need to re-install a matching driver.

Important Note on the Arducam Camarray HAT:

The Camarray HAT is not sold alone for the following reasons:

  1. Most of the cameras on the market are not designed for synched stereo uses. We’ve modified our camera modules specifically for the Camarry HAT. Your own V1, V2 or HQ camera modules won’t directly work with it.
  2. The Camarray HAT requires different firmware for different Image sensors that are not natively working with your embedded systems. Your own OV9281 and OV7251 camera modules won’t directly work with it, and they are not easily interchangeable.

Customization is required if you have extra requirements as the following:

  1. You need the camera module to run on other Video Modes and Frame Rates.
  2. You need to trigger the camera with an External Hardware trigger.
  3. You only want three images or one image.

Applications

  • Head, and eye tracking
  • Gesture detection
  • Motion detection
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Depth-related vision applications

Key Specifications

– Camarray Quadrascopic Stereo Camera HAT

  • Support Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+/4B and Jetson Nano/NX
  • Two/Three/Four MIPI camera inputs and one MIPI camera output
  • Support 1/2 lane MIPI cameras input up-to 1Gbps/lane
  • Support 2 lane MIPI output up-to 1Gbps/lane
  • Support RAW8/RAW10/RAW12 output format, the output format automatically changes with the input format
  • Support standard V4L2 framework, Video Nodes and Controls (Exposure, Gain and depending on camera parameters)
  • Support Arducam cameras up to 12MP with proprietary camera driver with full resolution combine
  • Support Two/Three/Four MIPI camera side-by-side combine, channel 0/1/2/3 software switching on the fly
  • HAT Size: 65 x 56 mm

– Camera

  • Sensor: Monochrome global shutter OV9281
  • Pixel Size: 3 μm x 3 μm
  • Active Array Size: 1280 x 800
  • Optical Size: 1/4 inch
  • Focusing Range: 30mm ~ infinite
  • IR Sensitive: No IR filter, sensitive to IR
  • Output interface: 2-lane MIPI serial output
  • Video Modes: 8-bit RAW, [email protected]*4 × 800 with Arducam driver on Jetson Nano/Xavier NX; [email protected]*4 × 800 with Arducam driver on Rpi
  • Board Size: 40mm x 40mm

– Lens

  • Optical Format: 1/2.7”
  • Distortion: <1%
  • Effective Focal Length: 2.8mm
  • FOV on 1/4” RPi Camera: 70° (H)
  • F/NO: 2.8
  • Mount: M12
  • Size: 14mm x 15.6mm
  • Weight: 4g

Documentation

Used on Pi:

Camarray – Arducam 1MP Quadrascopic Camera Bundle Kit

Introduction This Arducam quadrascopic camera bundle incorporates four 1MP OV9281 global shutter cameras, and the cutting-edge MIPI stereo camera breakthrough from Arducam – The Arducam Camarray HAT. As the upgraded version of Arducam Synched Stereo Read more…

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Used on Jetson Nano:

Camarray – Arducam 1MP Quadrascopic Camera Bundle Kit

Introduction ​This Arducam quadrascopic camera bundle incorporates four 1MP OV9281 global shutter cameras, and the cutting-edge MIPI stereo camera breakthrough from Arducam – The Arducam Camarray HAT. As the upgraded version of Arducam Synched Stereo Read more…

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NOTE

  • Raspberry Pi board and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX are not included in the package.
  • This bundle kit is not recommended for Raspberry Pi Zero.
  • The OV9281 cameras in this kit is a special version and cannot be used on Raspberry Pi or Jetson directly.

Package Including

  • 4 pcs 1MP OV9281 global shutter camera module with low distortion M12 lens
  • 1 pcs Arducam Camarray quadrascopic stereo camera HAT
  • 4 pcs 150mm/6inch 22pin to 22pin camera cables
  • 1 pcs 300mm/12inch 15pin to 22pin camera cable
  • 1 pcs 73mm/2.87inch 15pin to 22pin camera cable
  • 4 pcs M2.5*10mm Nylon Hex Standoffs
  • 4 pcs M2.5 Nylon Nuts
  • 4 pcs M2.5*6mm Nylon Screws

Blog

Arducam Blog Thumbnail camarray release

Introducing Camarray: Arducam’s New Solution to Multiple Cameras on Embedded Systems and Edge Devices for 2021

Preface As one of the leading companies that pioneers in multiple cameras for popular embedded systems, Arducam now releases the new multi-camera solutions – named Camarray – which allows you to connect and sync up Read more…

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Video

Arducam Camarray Solution Showcase:

[Tutorial] 4 Sync OV9281 Cameras on 1 Raspberry Pi

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You can purchase this item from Arducam distributors

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