phyCAM M

MIPI CSI-2 camera module for industrial applications

  • Monochrome / color sensor
  • 5 Megapixel
  • CMOS sensor AR0521
  • Rolling shutter
  • MIPI CSI-2 - standard with industrial connectors
  • Data rate> 6 Gb / s with variable data width from 6 to 24 bits
  • suitable for device-internal use up to a cable length of approx. 15 cm
  • exchangeable, long-term available camera modules
  • adaptable to third-party products

34 mm x 34 mm

5 MP rolling

Digital camera module with 5,0 megapixels resolution for direct connection to a microcontroller interface. The VM-017 series is equipped with the CMOS sensor AR0521 from ON Semiconductor. The sensor is characterized by its high low-light performance and backside illumination technology. Different resolutions such as Full HD, HD, VGA are supported directly by the sensor. The camera module is available as a monochrome or color version and with a phyCAM-M (MIPI CSI-2) interface. The camera board can be supplied in three different housing variants: As a sensor board, with an M12 lens holder or with a C / CS mount bracket.

Resolution 2592 x 1944 (5 MPixel)
Color/Monochrome -COL / -BW
Color Format (-COL/-W) Bayer Pattern / Y
Interface phyCAM-M (MIPI CSI-2)
Image Sensor (-COL/-BW) AR0521
Sensor Size 1/2.5“ 5.7 mm x 4.3 mm
Pixel Size 2.2 µm x 2.2 µm
Shutter Type Rolling
Frame Rate (full-size image) 60 fps (max.)
Frame Rate (Standard Video) 120 fps (Full HD)
Dynamic Range 40 dB
Features (optional) Strobe / Trigger / EEPROM
Operating Voltage 2.8 V DC
Connector Type (Signal) FFC/FPC 30 pin, 0.5 mm pitch
Operating Temperature -25°C…+85°C (Junction)
Lens Mount plain sensor / M12 / C-CS
Lens optional, customizable
PCB Dimensions 34 mm x 34 mm
Sensor Technology CMOS, Backside Illumination
Sensitivity 18.8 ke−/lux·sec (COL)
36 ke−/lux·sec (BW)
Chief Ray Angle
ROI yes
Skipping 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Binning 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Mirror / Flip yes
Defective Pixel Correction yes
Control Interface I²C
Interface Data Width 8/10/12 Bit
Special Feature interleaved HDR
Connector Type Trigger / Sync. JST 3 pin
Mounting Points 4 x M2.5

VM-017: phyCAM-M

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VM-017: phyCAM®-M, monochrome, PCB version

Item No. VM-017-BW-M

VM-017: phyCAM®-M, monochrome, S mount

Item No. VM-017-BW-M-M12

VM-017: phyCAM®-M, monochrome, C/CS mount

Item No. VM-017-BW-MH

VM-017: phyCAM®-M, color, PCB version

Item No. VM-017-COL-M

VM-017: phyCAM®-M, color, S mount

Item No. VM-017-COL-M-M12

VM-017: phyCAM®-M, color, C/CS mount

Item No. VM-017-COL-MH

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