L-1022e.A0 phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide

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L-1022e.A0 phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide
Document TitleL-1022e.A0 phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide
Document TypeHardware Guide
Article NumberL-1022e.A0
Release Date01.03.2021
Is Branch ofL-1022e.Ax phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide Head

Copyrighted products are not explicitly indicated in this manual. The absence of the trademark (TM or ®) and copyright (©) symbols does not imply that a product is not protected. Additionally, registered patents and trademarks are similarly not expressly indicated in this manual.

The information in this document has been carefully checked and is considered to be entirely reliable. However, PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH neither gives any guarantee nor accepts any liability whatsoever for consequential damages resulting from the use of this manual or its associated product. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH reserves the right to alter the information contained herein without prior notification and accepts no responsibility for any damages that might result.

Additionally, PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH offers no guarantee nor accepts any liability for damages arising from the improper usage or improper installation of the hardware or software. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH further reserves the right to alter the layout and/or design of the hardware without prior notification and accepts no liability for doing so.

@ Copyright 2021 PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH, D-55129 Mainz.

Rights - including those of translation, reprint, broadcast, photomechanical or similar reproduction and storage or processing in computer systems, in whole or in part - are reserved. No reproduction may occur without the express written consent from PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH.

 

EUROPE

NORTH AMERICA

FRANCE

INDIACHINA

Address:

PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH
Robert-Koch-Str. 39
D-55129 Mainz
GERMANY

PHYTEC America LLC
203 Parfitt Way SW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
USA

PHYTEC France
17, place Saint-Etienne
F-72140 Sillé-le-Guillaume
FRANCE

PHYTEC Embedded Pvt. Ltd
No. 1688, 25th A Cross
27th Main, 2nd Sector, Opp. PEP School
V2, HRS Layout
Bangalore 560102
INDIA

PHYTEC Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
2106A, Block A, Tianxia Jinniu Square,
Taoyuan Road, Nanshan District,
518052 Shenzhen, Guangdong, 
CHINA

Ordering Information:

+49 6131 9221-32
sales@phytec.de

+1 800 278-9913
sales@phytec.com

+33 2 43 29 22 33
info@phytec.fr

+91-80-4086 7046/48
sales@phytec.in
+86-755-3395-5875
sales@phytec.cn

Technical Support:

+49 6131 9221-31
support@phytec.de

+1 206 780-9047
support@phytec.com


support@phytec.fr

+91-80-4086 7047
support@phytec.in

support@phytec.cn

Fax:

+49 6131 9221-33

+1 206 780-9135

+33 2 43 29 22 34


+86-755-3395-5999

Web Site:

http://www.phytec.de
http://www.phytec.eu

http://www.phytec.com

http://www.phytec.fr

http://phytec.inhttp://www.phytec.cn

Note

The default settings in this manual are indicated by bold blue font.

phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module

Overview

Features

  • 5,1 MPixel – Sensor (5.038.848 Pixel)
  • monochrome (VM-117-BW-M) or color (VM-117-COL-M)
  • phyCAM-M interface
  • Minimum size
  • Frame Rate: 60 fps (full resolution)
  • Feature Pins
  • Low-light Performance
  • Line Interleaved HDR
  • Integrated Color and Lens Shading

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M, PL1550.0) (Back/Front)

Order Options

M12 and C/CS Mount

The camera module can be ordered with M12 or C/CS mount. Lens mounting is also possible.

For mount dimensions, please refer to L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

phyCAM Concept

The phyCAM series of camera modules allow for the easy and efficient configuration of microcontroller designs with image processing technology.

Camera modules with phyCAM interface can be directly connected to the digital camera interface of selected PHYTEC microcontroller modules. This allows for easy integration of camera technology into compact, project-specific designed products. Many BSPs (Board Support Packages) of PHYTEC microcontroller modules already contain the corresponding software drivers for the phyCAM modules.

Due to the open interface definition, phyCAM modules can also be used together with other microcontrollers or hardware designs that have a corresponding camera interface.

The interfaces of the phyCAM products are identical within the respective product series. This makes it possible to connect different camera modules with the same application circuit and allows scalability during the design phase and in future design variants.

Evaluation kits are available for the development phase.

Note

Further information on the phyCAM concept and important notes on the design-in can be found in document L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

Information on the software integration of the camera modules can be found in document L-867Ae.A0 Quickstart Guide Start-Up phyCAM with Embedded Imaging Kit.

We recommend considering the information in these two documents before integrating the camera module.

Function Overview VM-017-L Camera Modules

On-board Clock Generation

The master clock (MCLK) for the camera sensor is generated with a 27 MHz oscillator on the camera module. The internal PLL of the camera sensor is used to generate the required operating frequency of the sensor.

As a result, it is not necessary to generate the master clock externally and route it to the camera module.

For more information, please refer to the sensor's datasheet.

On-Board EEPROM

The camera modules are equipped with a 2 kB EEPROM (M24C02-R or compatible). It can be used, for example, to store individual configurations or an identification number.

The addressing of the EEPROM can be done individually by solder jumpers. The addressing is described in more detail in the corresponding sections Special Functions of the individual interface variants.

Further information can be found in the datasheet of the EEPROM

Image Sensor AR0521

The camera module is equipped with an AR0521 image sensor from ON Semiconductor. The sensor has a resolution of 2592 (H) x 1944 (V) = 5.038848 MPixels with a sensor format of 1/2.5".

The image sensor is equipped with a rolling shutter (global reset mode is also supported) and is available in a monochrome version or with Bayer pattern color mask. Further information on the individual functions of the sensor can be found in the manufacturer's data sheet.

Spectral Sensitivity

Note

For detailed technical data, please refer to the datasheet of the camera sensor. At the time of writing this document, the information is subject to confidentiality and can only be viewed by means of an NDA with ON Semiconductor.

Variable Resolution

The camera sensor of the VM-017 - like other phyCAM modules - allows for the reduction of the effective image resolution by different methods. This allows image detail and the amount of data generated to be optimally adapted to the requirements of the application. By reducing the resolution, the frame rate can also be increased.

Depending on the desired resolution and the requirements of the application, various methods can be used to reduce the resolution:

  • windowing/cropping/ROI:
    The image is only read from a partial area of the sensor (Region of Interest - ROI). Pixels outside this field are skipped. This process reduces the effective size of the image window on the sensor, which must be taken into account when calculating the optics. The start of the image window can be shifted on the physical sensor, enabling electronic panning.
  • binning:
    Binning combines neighboring pixels. This increases the effective size of a pixel and the light sensitivity increases. With color sensors, it should be noted that directly adjacent pixels are not combined, but the nearest pixels of the same color (see sensor datasheet).
  • skipping:
    Pixels are skipped during readout. The effective sensor area is only reduced to a lesser extent, if at all when the resolution is reduced. This may be useful when calculating the optics or when switching between different modes (electronic zoom).

Lens and Color Shading Correction

An algorithm for lens shading correction is integrated into the sensor. For more information, please refer to the sensor's datasheet.

Development Kits

Single-board computers (SBC kits) for various controller platforms are available to support camera commissioning and development. The range of suitable kits is constantly being expanded. Please check our website for currently available kits. The PHYTEC sales department will be happy to advise you on the composition of kits and components.

phyCAM-M VM-117-xxx-M

Technical Data

Features

  • 5,1 MPixel – Sensor (5.038.848 Pixel)
  • monochrome (VM-117-BW-M) or color (VM-117-COL-M)
  • phyCAM-M – interface
  • Minimum size
  • Frame Rate: 60 fps (full resolution)
  • Feature Pins
  • Low-light Performance
  • Line Interleaved HDR
  • Integrated Color and Lens Shading

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M, PL1550.0) (Back/Front)

Specification

Function

VM-117-BW-M[1]

VM-117-COL-M[1]

Camera Characteristics



Resolution

5,1 MPixel

5,1 MPixel

Resolution (H x V)

2592 x 1944 Pixel

2592 x 1944 Pixel

Sensor size

1/2.5"  5,7 mm x 4,28 mm

1/2.5"  5,7 mm x 4,28 mm

Pixel size

2,2 µm x 2,2 µm

2,2 µm x 2,2 µm

Color/ monochrome

monochrome

color

Sensor technology

CMOS

CMOS

Sensorchip

ON Semiconductor AR0521

ON Semiconductor AR0521

Scan-System

progressive

progressive

Shutter Type

rolling

rolling


Frame Rate (fps)

~60 fps (full Resolution)

~60 fps (full Resolution)

~125fps at 1080p

~125 fps at 1080p

Sensitivity[2]

36 ke-/lux×s

18.8 ke/lux×s

SNRMAX[2]

40 dB

40 dB

Dynamic range[2]

74.3 dB

>96 dB Interleaved HDR

74.3 dB

>96 dB Interleaved HDR

Exposure time

programmable

programmable

Amplification Analog / Digital

1x … 16x / 1x … 8x

1x … 16x / 1x … 8x per channel

AEC /AGC

no/no

no/no

Skipping

2 / 3 / 4

2 / 3 / 4

Binning

yes

yes

Chief Ray Angle

External Trigger / Sync.

-

-

ROI

yes

yes

Mirror / Flip

yes

yes

Image Processor

n/a

n/a

LED Lighting

n/a

n/a

Special Functions

see Special Functions

see Special Functions

Electrical Interface



Video output type

digital

digital

Connection

phyCAM-M

phyCAM-M

Data format

MIPI CSI-2 (2-4 Data Lanes)

MIPI CSI-2 (2-4 Data Lanes)

Interface Mode

Y8/Y10/Y12

RGGB8/RGGB10/RGGB12

Camera setting

I²C

I²C

Supply voltage

3,3 V

3,3 V

Power consumption (max)

680 mW

680 mW

Power-up Standby (type)

15 mW

15 mW

Mechanical Daten



Lens mount

none / M12 / C-CS

none / M12 / C-CS

Dimensions (mm)

26 x 18

26 x 18

Mounting

2 x M2

2 x 1,5 mm Centering hole

2 x M2

2 x 1,5 mm Centering hole

Weight (PCB)

TBD

TBD

Connections



phyCAM-M

Shielded FFC 30 pol.

Shielded FFC 30 pol.

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Specification 

1.

n/a: not applicable. All data may be subject to technical changes

2.

Specific specification of the sensor manufacturer. See datasheet of the sensor chip.

Interface Characteristics

 

Symbol

min

type

max

Unit

Operating Voltage

VCAM

3,0

3,3

3,6

V

Current Consumption

ICAM

-

180

-

mA

MIPI CSI-2 DATA and CLK

see MIPI CSI-2 specification and the AR0521 Sensor Datasheet

I²C

see I2C specification for 3,3 V Fast-mode System

Input high voltage (Reset)

VIH_RST

2,0

3,3

5,5

V

Input low voltage (Reset)

VIL_RST

-0,5

0

0,8

V

Input high voltage (I2C_ADR)

VIH_ADR

1

3,3

3,6

V

Input low voltage (I2C_ADR)

VIL_ADR

-

-

0,4

V

Input high voltage (CTRL2)

VIH

2

-

5,5

V

Input low (CTRL2)

VIL

-

-

0,8

V

Output high (CTRL1)

VOH

Open-Drain (max. 5,5 Volt)

V

Output low (CTRL1)

VOL

-

-

0,4

V

Output low (CTRL1)

IOL

-

-

16

mA

Operating temperature[3]

TOP-30-

Junction: <=85

Ambiente: < 65

°C
Storage temperatureTSTG-30-85°C
MIPI CSI-2 Bus length on the ModuleLMIPI--30mm
MIPI CSI-2 Intra-Pair Skew on the ModuleLdiff-Intra--50µm
MIPI CSI-2 Inter-Pair Skew on the ModuleLdiff-Inter--500µm

 

Symbol

min

type

max

Unit

Masterclock Frequency

fMCLK

-

27

-

MHz

I²C Clock rate

fI2C

-

100

400

kHz

3.

The junction temperature can be read out. Depending on the operating state, the ambient temperature may fluctuate. 

Datenformate

monochrom (VM-117-BW-M):

  • Y8 (8 Bit Graustufenauflösung)
  • Y10 (10 Bit Graustufenauflösung)
  • Y12 (12 Bit Graustufenauflösung)

color (VM-117-COL-M):

  • RGGB8 (8 Bit Bayer-Pattern)
  • RGGB10 (10 Bit Bayer-Pattern)
  • RGGB12 (12 Bit Bayer-Pattern)

I2C Adressen


Device


I²C-Address 

Configuration


Variant

I2C_ADDR

J19

GPIO Camera Sensor




Camera Sensor

0x36

GND2+4GPIO1_SHUTTERAll
X2+3GPIO1_SHUTTER

0x37

VCAM2+4GPIO1_SHUTTER


X


1+2
GPIO1_SHUTTER

VM-117 (phyCAM-M) I2C Addresses

Additional I2C addresses can be configured within the camera sensor by software.

The address functionality must be enabled and assigned to a GPIO in the camera sensor before it can be used. For details, please refer to the sensor datasheet.


Device


I²C-Address 

Configuration


Variant

I2C_ADDR

J19

J20

EEPROM

0xAC

GND

2+4

2+4


Default

0xAE

VCAM

2+4

2+4

VM-117 (phyCAM-M) EEPROM I2C Addresses

The I²C addresses are specified hexadecimal in 8-bit representation. In Linux, it is possible to work with a 7-bit representation. In this case, the address value is to be shifted one digit to the right. The specification refers to the write address (bit 0 = 0). The read address is increased by 1 according to bit 1 = 1.

Feature Pins

Signal

Pin

Configurable Function

I/O

GPIO Camera Sensor
Optional
CTRL111Strobe/Flash
OGPIO0_STROBE

CTRL2

12

Trigger
Standby
I2C_ADR


I

GPIO2_TRIGGER

CTRL313-


CTRL414-


VM-117 (phyCAM-M) Feature Pins

Note

Specify the internal configuration of the camera module to activate this function.

Functions can be mutually exclusive!

Furthermore, the camera sensor must be configured correctly to give the corresponding GPIO the correct functionality.

NOMT = not mounted = unassembled

Special configurations can be equipped by PHYTEC for series deliveries. Please contact our sales staff for further information.

The signals CTRL1 (Strobe Output) and CTRL3 (Shutter Output) are open-drain outputs. A pull-up resistor must be provided on the baseboard in each case.

Jumper Map

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Jumper Plan (PL1550.0)

Dimensioned Drawing

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Dimensional drawing (general tolerance +-0.1 mm)

Note

Current DXF and STEP data for your design are available on our website.

Special Functions

Trigger

The trigger input provides the following function:

  • As an example, the GPIO2 of the camera sensor connected to the trigger is configured as standby, a trigger function can be generated.  A low level at the trigger input stops image acquisition in this case.

Details about triggering can be found in the datasheet of the camera sensor.

The trigger input is available at CTRL2 (pin 12) of the phyCAM-M connector.

Strobe

The strobe output provides the following function:

  • LED Flash: A high level is output during the exposure time of the image sensor. Here GPIO0 must be configured to flash.
  • Xenon Flash: The strobe pulse is configurable. GPIO0 must be configured to flash.

Details about the strobe signal can be found in the datasheet of the camera sensor.

The strobe signal is available at CTRL1 (pin 11) of the phyCAM-M connector.

Note

The strobe signal is an open-drain output and requires a pull-up resistor on the application board.

Reset

See L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

Revision History

Date

Version #

Changes in this manual

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L-1022e.A0 phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide
Document TitleL-1022e.A0 phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide
Document TypeHardware Guide
Article NumberL-1022e.A0
Release Date01.03.2021
Is Branch ofL-1022e.Ax phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module Guide Head

Copyrighted products are not explicitly indicated in this manual. The absence of the trademark (TM or ®) and copyright (©) symbols does not imply that a product is not protected. Additionally, registered patents and trademarks are similarly not expressly indicated in this manual.

The information in this document has been carefully checked and is considered to be entirely reliable. However, PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH neither gives any guarantee nor accepts any liability whatsoever for consequential damages resulting from the use of this manual or its associated product. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH reserves the right to alter the information contained herein without prior notification and accepts no responsibility for any damages that might result.

Additionally, PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH offers no guarantee nor accepts any liability for damages arising from the improper usage or improper installation of the hardware or software. PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH further reserves the right to alter the layout and/or design of the hardware without prior notification and accepts no liability for doing so.

@ Copyright 2021 PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH, D-55129 Mainz.

Rights - including those of translation, reprint, broadcast, photomechanical or similar reproduction and storage or processing in computer systems, in whole or in part - are reserved. No reproduction may occur without the express written consent from PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH.

 

EUROPE

NORTH AMERICA

FRANCE

INDIACHINA

Address:

PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH
Robert-Koch-Str. 39
D-55129 Mainz
GERMANY

PHYTEC America LLC
203 Parfitt Way SW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
USA

PHYTEC France
17, place Saint-Etienne
F-72140 Sillé-le-Guillaume
FRANCE

PHYTEC Embedded Pvt. Ltd
No. 1688, 25th A Cross
27th Main, 2nd Sector, Opp. PEP School
V2, HRS Layout
Bangalore 560102
INDIA

PHYTEC Information Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
2106A, Block A, Tianxia Jinniu Square,
Taoyuan Road, Nanshan District,
518052 Shenzhen,
CHINA

Ordering Information:

+49 6131 9221-32
sales@phytec.de

+1 800 278-9913
sales@phytec.com

+33 2 43 29 22 33
info@phytec.fr

+91-80-4086 7046/48
sales@phytec.in
+86-755-3395-5875
sales@phytec.cn

Technical Support:

+49 6131 9221-31
support@phytec.de

+1 206 780-9047
support@phytec.com


support@phytec.fr

+91-80-4086 7047
support@phytec.in

support@phytec.cn

Fax:

+49 6131 9221-33

+1 206 780-9135

+33 2 43 29 22 34


+86-755-3395-5999

Web Site:

http://www.phytec.de
http://www.phytec.eu

http://www.phytec.com

http://www.phytec.fr

http://phytec.inhttp://www.phytec.cn

Note

The default settings in this manual are indicated by bold blue font.

phyCAM-M VM-117 1/2.5“ 5,1 MPixel MINI Camera Module

Overview

Features

  • 5,1 MPixel – Sensor (5.038.848 Pixel)
  • monochrome (VM-117-BW-M) or color (VM-117-COL-M)
  • phyCAM-M interface
  • Minimum size
  • Frame Rate: 60 fps (full resolution)
  • Feature Pins
  • Low-light Performance
  • Line Interleaved HDR
  • Integrated Color and Lens Shading

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M, PL1550.0) (Back/Front)

Order Options

M12 and C/CS Mount

The camera module can be ordered with M12 or C/CS mount. Lens mounting is also possible.

For mount dimensions, please refer to L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

phyCAM Concept

The phyCAM series of camera modules allow for the easy and efficient configuration of microcontroller designs with image processing technology.

Camera modules with phyCAM interface can be directly connected to the digital camera interface of selected PHYTEC microcontroller modules. This allows for easy integration of camera technology into compact, project-specific designed products. Many BSPs (Board Support Packages) of PHYTEC microcontroller modules already contain the corresponding software drivers for the phyCAM modules.

Due to the open interface definition, phyCAM modules can also be used together with other microcontrollers or hardware designs that have a corresponding camera interface.

The interfaces of the phyCAM products are identical within the respective product series. This makes it possible to connect different camera modules with the same application circuit and allows scalability during the design phase and in future design variants.

Evaluation kits are available for the development phase.

Note

Further information on the phyCAM concept and important notes on the design-in can be found in document L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

Information on the software integration of the camera modules can be found in document L-867Ae.A0 Quickstart Guide Start-Up phyCAM with Embedded Imaging Kit.

We recommend considering the information in these two documents before integrating the camera module.

Function Overview VM-017-L Camera Modules

On-board Clock Generation

The master clock (MCLK) for the camera sensor is generated with a 27 MHz oscillator on the camera module. The internal PLL of the camera sensor is used to generate the required operating frequency of the sensor.

As a result, it is not necessary to generate the master clock externally and route it to the camera module.

For more information, please refer to the sensor's datasheet.

On-Board EEPROM

The camera modules are equipped with a 2 kB EEPROM (M24C02-R or compatible). It can be used, for example, to store individual configurations or an identification number.

The addressing of the EEPROM can be done individually by solder jumpers. The addressing is described in more detail in the corresponding sections Special Functions of the individual interface variants.

Further information can be found in the datasheet of the EEPROM

Image Sensor AR0521

The camera module is equipped with an AR0521 image sensor from ON Semiconductor. The sensor has a resolution of 2592 (H) x 1944 (V) = 5.038848 MPixels with a sensor format of 1/2.5".

The image sensor is equipped with a rolling shutter (global reset mode is also supported) and is available in a monochrome version or with Bayer pattern color mask. Further information on the individual functions of the sensor can be found in the manufacturer's data sheet.

Spectral Sensitivity

Note

For detailed technical data, please refer to the datasheet of the camera sensor. At the time of writing this document, the information is subject to confidentiality and can only be viewed by means of an NDA with ON Semiconductor.

Variable Resolution

The camera sensor of the VM-017 - like other phyCAM modules - allows for the reduction of the effective image resolution by different methods. This allows image detail and the amount of data generated to be optimally adapted to the requirements of the application. By reducing the resolution, the frame rate can also be increased.

Depending on the desired resolution and the requirements of the application, various methods can be used to reduce the resolution:

  • windowing/cropping/ROI:
    The image is only read from a partial area of the sensor (Region of Interest - ROI). Pixels outside this field are skipped. This process reduces the effective size of the image window on the sensor, which must be taken into account when calculating the optics. The start of the image window can be shifted on the physical sensor, enabling electronic panning.
  • binning:
    Binning combines neighboring pixels. This increases the effective size of a pixel and the light sensitivity increases. With color sensors, it should be noted that directly adjacent pixels are not combined, but the nearest pixels of the same color (see sensor datasheet).
  • skipping:
    Pixels are skipped during readout. The effective sensor area is only reduced to a lesser extent, if at all when the resolution is reduced. This may be useful when calculating the optics or when switching between different modes (electronic zoom).

Lens and Color Shading Correction

An algorithm for lens shading correction is integrated into the sensor. For more information, please refer to the sensor's datasheet.

Development Kits

Single-board computers (SBC kits) for various controller platforms are available to support camera commissioning and development. The range of suitable kits is constantly being expanded. Please check our website for currently available kits. The PHYTEC sales department will be happy to advise you on the composition of kits and components.

phyCAM-M VM-117-xxx-M

Technical Data

Features

  • 5,1 MPixel – Sensor (5.038.848 Pixel)
  • monochrome (VM-117-BW-M) or color (VM-117-COL-M)
  • phyCAM-M – interface
  • Minimum size
  • Frame Rate: 60 fps (full resolution)
  • Feature Pins
  • Low-light Performance
  • Line Interleaved HDR
  • Integrated Color and Lens Shading

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M, PL1550.0) (Back/Front)

Specification

Function

VM-117-BW-M[1]

VM-117-COL-M[1]

Camera Characteristics



Resolution

5,1 MPixel

5,1 MPixel

Resolution (H x V)

2592 x 1944 Pixel

2592 x 1944 Pixel

Sensor size

1/2.5"  5,7 mm x 4,28 mm

1/2.5"  5,7 mm x 4,28 mm

Pixel size

2,2 µm x 2,2 µm

2,2 µm x 2,2 µm

Color/ monochrome

monochrome

color

Sensor technology

CMOS

CMOS

Sensorchip

ON Semiconductor AR0521

ON Semiconductor AR0521

Scan-System

progressive

progressive

Shutter Type

rolling

rolling


Frame Rate (fps)

~60 fps (full Resolution)

~60 fps (full Resolution)

~125fps at 1080p

~125 fps at 1080p

Sensitivity[2]

36 ke-/lux×s

18.8 ke/lux×s

SNRMAX[2]

40 dB

40 dB

Dynamic range[2]

74.3 dB

>96 dB Interleaved HDR

74.3 dB

>96 dB Interleaved HDR

Exposure time

programmable

programmable

Amplification Analog / Digital

1x … 16x / 1x … 8x

1x … 16x / 1x … 8x per channel

AEC /AGC

no/no

no/no

Skipping

2 / 3 / 4

2 / 3 / 4

Binning

yes

yes

Chief Ray Angle

External Trigger / Sync.

-

-

ROI

yes

yes

Mirror / Flip

yes

yes

Image Processor

n/a

n/a

LED Lighting

n/a

n/a

Special Functions

see Special Functions

see Special Functions

Electrical Interface



Video output type

digital

digital

Connection

phyCAM-M

phyCAM-M

Data format

MIPI CSI-2 (2-4 Data Lanes)

MIPI CSI-2 (2-4 Data Lanes)

Interface Mode

Y8/Y10/Y12

RGGB8/RGGB10/RGGB12

Camera setting

I²C

I²C

Supply voltage

3,3 V

3,3 V

Power consumption (max)

680 mW

680 mW

Power-up Standby (type)

15 mW

15 mW

Mechanical Daten



Lens mount

none / M12 / C-CS

none / M12 / C-CS

Dimensions (mm)

26 x 18

26 x 18

Mounting

2 x M2

2 x 1,5 mm Centering hole

2 x M2

2 x 1,5 mm Centering hole

Weight (PCB)

TBD

TBD

Connections



phyCAM-M

Shielded FFC 30 pol.

Shielded FFC 30 pol.

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Specification 

1.

n/a: not applicable. All data may be subject to technical changes

2.

Specific specification of the sensor manufacturer. See datasheet of the sensor chip.

Interface Characteristics

 

Symbol

min

type

max

Unit

Operating Voltage

VCAM

3,0

3,3

3,6

V

Current Consumption

ICAM

-

180

-

mA

MIPI CSI-2 DATA and CLK

see MIPI CSI-2 specification and the AR0521 Sensor Datasheet

I²C

see I2C specification for 3,3 V Fast-mode System

Input high voltage (Reset)

VIH_RST

2,0

3,3

5,5

V

Input low voltage (Reset)

VIL_RST

-0,5

0

0,8

V

Input high voltage (I2C_ADR)

VIH_ADR

1

3,3

3,6

V

Input low voltage (I2C_ADR)

VIL_ADR

-

-

0,4

V

Input high voltage (CTRL2)

VIH

2

-

5,5

V

Input low (CTRL2)

VIL

-

-

0,8

V

Output high (CTRL1)

VOH

Open-Drain (max. 5,5 Volt)

V

Output low (CTRL1)

VOL

-

-

0,4

V

Output low (CTRL1)

IOL

-

-

16

mA

Operating temperature[3]

TOP-30-

Junction: <=85

Ambiente: < 65

°C
Storage temperatureTSTG-30-85°C
MIPI CSI-2 Bus length on the ModuleLMIPI--30mm
MIPI CSI-2 Intra-Pair Skew on the ModuleLdiff-Intra--50µm
MIPI CSI-2 Inter-Pair Skew on the ModuleLdiff-Inter--500µm

 

Symbol

min

type

max

Unit

Masterclock Frequency

fMCLK

-

27

-

MHz

I²C Clock rate

fI2C

-

100

400

kHz

3.

The junction temperature can be read out. Depending on the operating state, the ambient temperature may fluctuate. 

Datenformate

monochrom (VM-117-BW-M):

  • Y8 (8 Bit Graustufenauflösung)
  • Y10 (10 Bit Graustufenauflösung)
  • Y12 (12 Bit Graustufenauflösung)

color (VM-117-COL-M):

  • RGGB8 (8 Bit Bayer-Pattern)
  • RGGB10 (10 Bit Bayer-Pattern)
  • RGGB12 (12 Bit Bayer-Pattern)

I2C Adressen


Device


I²C-Address 

Configuration


Variant

I2C_ADDR

J19

GPIO Camera Sensor




Camera Sensor

0x36

GND2+4GPIO1_SHUTTERAll
X2+3GPIO1_SHUTTER

0x37

VCAM2+4GPIO1_SHUTTER


X


1+2
GPIO1_SHUTTER

VM-117 (phyCAM-M) I2C Addresses

Additional I2C addresses can be configured within the camera sensor by software.

The address functionality must be enabled and assigned to a GPIO in the camera sensor before it can be used. For details, please refer to the sensor datasheet.


Device


I²C-Address 

Configuration


Variant

I2C_ADDR

J19

J20

EEPROM

0xAC

GND

2+4

2+4


Default

0xAE

VCAM

2+4

2+4

VM-117 (phyCAM-M) EEPROM I2C Addresses

The I²C addresses are specified hexadecimal in 8-bit representation. In Linux, it is possible to work with a 7-bit representation. In this case, the address value is to be shifted one digit to the right. The specification refers to the write address (bit 0 = 0). The read address is increased by 1 according to bit 1 = 1.

Feature Pins

Signal

Pin

Configurable Function

I/O

GPIO Camera Sensor
Optional
CTRL111Strobe/Flash
OGPIO0_STROBE

CTRL2

12

Trigger
Standby
I2C_ADR


I

GPIO2_TRIGGER

CTRL313-


CTRL414-


VM-117 (phyCAM-M) Feature Pins

Note

Specify the internal configuration of the camera module to activate this function.

Functions can be mutually exclusive!

Furthermore, the camera sensor must be configured correctly to give the corresponding GPIO the correct functionality.

NOMT = not mounted = unassembled

Special configurations can be equipped by PHYTEC for series deliveries. Please contact our sales staff for further information.

The signals CTRL1 (Strobe Output) and CTRL3 (Shutter Output) are open-drain outputs. A pull-up resistor must be provided on the baseboard in each case.

Jumper Map

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Jumper Plan (PL1550.0)

Dimensioned Drawing

VM-117-xxx-M (phyCAM-M) Dimensional drawing (general tolerance +-0.1 mm)

Note

Current DXF and STEP data for your design are available on our website.

Special Functions

Trigger

The trigger input provides the following function:

  • As an example, the GPIO2 of the camera sensor connected to the trigger is configured as standby, a trigger function can be generated.  A low level at the trigger input stops image acquisition in this case.

Details about triggering can be found in the datasheet of the camera sensor.

The trigger input is available at CTRL2 (pin 12) of the phyCAM-M connector.

Strobe

The strobe output provides the following function:

  • LED Flash: A high level is output during the exposure time of the image sensor. Here GPIO0 must be configured to flash.
  • Xenon Flash: The strobe pulse is configurable. GPIO0 must be configured to flash.

Details about the strobe signal can be found in the datasheet of the camera sensor.

The strobe signal is available at CTRL1 (pin 11) of the phyCAM-M connector.

Note

The strobe signal is an open-drain output and requires a pull-up resistor on the application board.

Reset

See L-867Be.A0 phyCAM Digital Camera Modules Concept and Design-In Guide.

Revision History

Date

Version #

Changes in this manual

01.03.2021

Manual L-1022e.A0

New Release