OpenMV CAM RT1062 camera for machine vision is programmable with MicroPython

Following the success of the OpenMV Cam H7 and the original OpenMV VGA Camera, OpenMV recently launched the OpenMV CAM RT1062 powered by NXP’s RT1060 processor. This new camera module integrates a range of features, including a high-speed USB-C (480Mbps) interface, an accelerometer, and a LiPo connector for portability.

OpenMV CAM RT1062

Similar to its predecessor, this camera module also features a removable camera system, and it is built around the OV5640 image sensor which is more powerful in terms of resolution and versatility. However, the previous Omnivision OV7725 sensor, used in the OpenMV Cam H7 has a far superior frame rate and low-light performance.

OpenMV provides a Generic Python Interface Library for USB and WiFi Comms and an Arduino Interface Library for I2C, SPI, CAN, and UART Comms which can be used to interface your OpenMV Cam to other systems. To program the board, you can use MicroPython 3 with OpenMV IDE, but if you prefer C you can also use it to program the device.

pinout openmv cam rt1062 ov5640
Pinout diagram

OpenMV Cam RT1062 Features:

  • Processor and Memory:
    • ARM Cortex M7 RT1062 processor with 32-bit Cortex-M7 CPU with Double Precision FPU clocked at 600 MHz, 1 MB SRAM.
    • External 16-bit, 32MB SDRAM with 320MB/s bandwidth.
    • 16 MB QuardSPI flash with 66MB/s read speed.
  • I/O and Power:
    • 3.3V tolerant I/O pins.
    • High-speed USB-C interface (480Mbps), Virtual COM Port, and USB Flash Drive functionality.
    • Micro SD Card socket with 25MB/s read-write, with EMI Filtering and TVS protection.
    • SPI bus up to 60Mb/s, I2C Bus, CAN Bus (up to 1Mb/s), Asynchronous Serial Bus (up to 20Mb/s).
    • 12-bit ADC (3.3V Tolerant).
    • Three I/O pins for servo control.
    • Additional I/O pin for frame sync/triggering.
    • Low power wakeup I/O pin.
    • Power button ON/OFF pin.
    • 14 I/O pins with interrupts.
    • Charging, USB Power, VIN Power indicator RGB LED.
    • 1.5A current limit, EMI Filtering, and TVS protection.
  • Connectivity Options:
    • Onboard WiFi (a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth (v5.1) with chip antenna and U.FL antenna option.
    • 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet with PoE support via external shield.
  • Camera Module:
    • Removable OV5640 image sensor module (5MP, 2592×1944).
    • Compatible with various specialized lenses.
    • Options for Global Shutter and FLIR Lepton Adapter Modules.
    • Supported Image Formats-Grayscale(2952×1944 -5MP), RGB565(2952×1944 -5MP), JPEG (2952×1944 -5MP).
  • Additional Features:
    • 12-bit X/Y/Z accelerometer (2/4/8g).
    • RTC with low-power mode (under 30uA draw).
    • LiPo battery connector (3.7V) with USB charging (100 mA Fast Charge) and TVS Protection.
    • ARM 10-pin JTAG Header compatible with SEGGER J-Link.
    • External 5V VIN with reverse supply and EMI Protection.
    • User controllable RGB LED.
    • Cryptographic Authentication and Secure Element support with SE050C1HQ1.
  • Physical Dimensions and Weight:
    • Weight: 20g.
    • Length: 45mm.
    • Width: 36mm.
    • Height: 29mm.
  • Temperature Range:
    • Storage: -25°C to 85°C.
    • Operating: 0°C to 70°C.

The company also provides schematic board references, software application notes, and many other technical documents. The product page discusses various applications supported by the OpenMV CAM including Color Tracking, Marker Tracking, Face Detection, Eye Tracking, Person Detection, Linear Barcode Decoding, AprilTag Tracking, Line and Circle Detection, image capture, video recording, and many other examples.

The OpenMV Cam RT1062 is now available for $130 on the OpenMV website. They’ve made 2,500 units in their first batch and have just started shipping.

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