e-con e-CAM32_OMAP35x Camera Module

e-con Systems announced the e-CAM32_OMAP35x camera module for Texas Instruments OMAP35xx Evaluation Modules. e-con’s daughter board can be directly interface with the TI TMDXEVM3503 EVM board. Logically, the e-CAM32_OMAP35x connects to the high speed CMOS sensor interface of the TI OMAP 35x. E-con’s camera solution is a logical extension to leverage the real-time image processing power available in the OMAP35x CPU. The e-CAM32_OMAP35x Windows CE driver closely integrates with the IVA2.2 (Image, Video, and Audio Subsystem) Accelerator subsystem. This enables the application developer to fully utilize the advanced features available in the OMAP35x CPU.

e-con Systems e-CAM32_OMAP35x daughter board for Texas Instruments OMAP35xx Evaluation Modulese-CAM32_OMAP35x Camera Module Specifications

  • Omnivision OV3640 3 Mega pixel auto focus camera sensor
  • Ultra low power
  • Focus range of 10cm to infinity
  • Supports LED and flash strobe
  • Supports frame rate of up to 15fps @ QXGA(1536*2048)
  • Anti-shake control
  • Operates from -20 to +70 degrees. Storage at -40 degrees to +95 degrees
  • Sample Application supports Brightness control, White Balancing, auto exposure etc
  • Low light mode settings available
  • PCB Dimensions (l X b) 2.4 inch X 1.6 inch

The e-CAM32_OMAP35x camera module integrates with the 8-bit parallel camera interface in SYNC mode. This interface can support up to 130MHZ for 8-bit parallel camera data. The e-CAM32_OMAP35x can capture video at 30fps at D1/VGA resolution. The e-CAM driver also supports CCDC block inside the OMAP CPU, but not much processing is done inside CCDC for YUV422 format input data. However, the camera driver for OMAP35x is coupled closely with the Resizer block of the OMAP35x to support up scaling/downscaling by a factor of 4 to 0.25. A typical example of this would be that the 5mega-pixel (2560 X 1920 pixel) input image can be resized to VGA (640x 480) size without any software overhead by programming the Resizer block through the camera driver. This feature comes really handy for real-time image processing applications where the incoming images are to be scaled and provided for image analysis.

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