e-Con Systems has announced a camera series that can be used with the Google Coral Development board. There are two models: e-CAM50 CUCRL is a 5.0 MP MIPI CSI-2 camera and e-CAM30 CUCRL is a 3.4 MP MIPI CSI-2 camera.
Both support a variety of resolutions and were developed for AI devices. The cameras are color and fixed focus and can be connected directly to the Coral Development Board through P1 and J15 camera connector.
The Google Coral Development board was reported on extensively since its release in 2019. Two articles for the Coral Development Board and its most recent addons are the Google Coral Development Board announcement and the Coral Development Board’s latest mPCIe and M.2 cards.
e-Con Systems previously made cameras for other SBC’s including NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 cameras and cameras for Rockhip RK3399 based Rock960 development board, which are similar to the e-CAM50 CUCRL and e-CAM30 CUCRL. There is also a new camera for the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, called e-CAM50 CUNANO 5.0 MP.
The cameras are based on the AR0521 CMOS Image Sensor from ON Semiconductor, and designed for Coral Edge Computing and AI prototyping. Some of the applications could be smart cities, parking lots, security programs, and medical devices.
Pictured here is the e-CAM50 CUCRL – The e-CAM30 CUCRL is identical in housing and board dimensions.
- Module – e-CAM55 CUMI0521_MOD – 5MP MIPI Camera
- S-Mount System for the Mod
- Interface – High-speed 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface
- Google Coral development board support
- Operating Voltage: 5V, Current: 232mA
- Linux camera driver (V4L2) for 5.0 MP MIPI CSI-2 camera module
- Temperature – -30°C to 70°C
- Supported Resolutions – VGA(480)-FPS 53, HD(720)-FPS 70, FHD (1080)-FPS 65, QHD(1440)-FPS 38, 5MP(1944)-FPS 28
Key Features are the same as e-CAM50, except as noted below
- Module – e-CAM30A_CUMI0330_MOD – 3.4 MP Camera Module with
- S-mount System for the Mod
- Operating Voltage : 3.3V +/- 5%, Current – 245mA
- Resolution – VGA, HD(720) FHD (1080p) and 3MP, all 60 FPS – 3.4MP 50 FPS
- AR0330 CMOS Image sensor from ON Semiconductor
- e-CAM50 CUCRL is $85.00 USD for an introductory period, after which the price will be $99.
- e-CAM30 CUCRL is $79.00 USD is the standard price.
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