Multi Camera Adapter Module V2.2 for Rasperry Pi Camera Module 3 12MP IMX708 / 5MP OV5647 / 8MP IMX219 / 12MP IMX477 Cameras

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  • Multi Camera Solution: Up to 4 Raspberry Pi cameras on a single RPi board
  • Support Cameras: Raspberry Pi Camera V3(12MP IMX708)/ 5MP OV5647 / 8MP IMX219 / 12MP IMX477
  • Support Platform: Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+, Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 4B, 3,3B+
  • High resolution still image photography demo

Overview

Raspberry Pi multi-camera adapter is designed for connecting more than one MIPI camera to a single CSI camera port on the Raspberry Pi board. One adapter board can connect 4 cameras on a single Raspberry Pi board.

Please note that the Raspberry Pi multi-camera adapter board is a nascent product that may have some stability issues and limitations because of the cable’s signal integrity and RPi’s closed source video core libraries, so use it at your own risk.

The latest revision of the Arducam Multi Camera Adapter is V2.2. The V2.2 undergoes firmware updates, but the specs, documentation, and tutorials on the V2.1 will still apply to the V2.2.

Applications

  • IoT cameras
  • Robot cameras
  • Wildlife cameras
  • 3D scanner, multi camera sync solution, etc.

Features

  • Accommodate 4 Raspberry Pi cameras on a single RPi board
  • Support 12MP IMX708 (Pi Camera V3) / 5MP OV5647 / 8MP IMX219 / 12MP IMX477 camera for Raspberry Pi, no mixing allowed
  • Support Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+, Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 4, 3,3b+
  • 3 GPIOs required for multiplexing
  • Cameras work in sequential, not simultaneously
  • Low resolution, low frame rate video surveillance demo with 4 cameras
  • High resolution still image photography demo

Package Including

  • 1 x V2.2 Multi-Camera Adapter Board
  • 1 x 60mm 15-15pin FPC cable
  • 1 x 73mm 15-22pin FPC cable

Note

  • The default usage of this product is taking still pictures, and when it is used to store videos, the frame rate will be reduced.
⚠️ Note on Raspberry Pi Touch Display (DSI interface) Compatibility Issues

When you use a DSI display together with this adapter, you will encounter the issue of I2C conflicts. We recommend you use HDMI displays or run headless when using this adapter.

⚠️ Note on Camera Module Compatibility

The Arducam Multi-camera adapters ONLY support 3 kinds of camera modules by default:

  • 12MP IMX708 (V3) for Raspberry Pi
  • 5MP OV5647 (V1.3) for Raspberry Pi
  • 8MP IMX219 (V2.1)  for Raspberry Pi
  • 12MP IMX477 (HQ) for Raspberry Pi

No mixing of different CMOS cameras. Low resolution, low frame rate video surveillance demo with 4 cameras

⚠️ Note on Resolution and Framerate Compatibility

If you need the cameras to run at a certain resolution or framerates, please request customization. Extra fees may occur.

Cameras work in sequential, not simultaneously. High resolution still image photography demo

Documentation

Multi-Camera Adapter Board

1. Introduction This adapter board supports 5MP and 8MP since the old multi-camera adapter board doesn’t work with Raspberry Pi 8MP IMX219 pi camera due to the camera driver issue. Now Arducam team designed upgrade the multi-camera adapter board for both 5MP and 8MP pi cameras. Consider that the high speed CSI camera MIPI signal […]

GitHub

ArduCAM/RaspberryPi

Blog

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Arducam V2.1 Multi-Camera Adapter Board for Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera IMX219

Introduction Since the old multi-camera adapter board doesn’t work with Raspberry Pi 8MP IMX219 pi camera due to the camera driver issue. Now Arducam team designed upgrade V2.1 multi-camera adapter board for both 5MP and 8MP pi cameras. Consider that the high speed CSI camera MIPI signal integrity is sensitive to long cable connection, the […]

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How to purchase

You can purchase this item from Arducam distributors or Arducam’s Amazon store

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