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phyCAM-P Color

  • 1.3 Megapixel
  • CMOS-Sensor MT9M131
  • Rolling-Shutter


Obsolete / discontinued product
LTB: 09.04.2021

For new designs: VM-016: phyCAM-P Color

Digital Camera Module with 1.3 Megapixel resolution for direct connection with SOM interface (color).

VM-009-COL is equipped with the Aptina MT9M131 color CMOS sensor. This sensor features an integrated pre-processing unit (IFP - image flow processor) for image correction and enhancement. The SOC architecture also enables image data conversion. Therefore six different 8-bit image formats are available.

VM-009 supports RBG and YUV formats as well as the Bayer Pattern. 

VM-009-COL can connect directly to the parallel processor camera interface. All PHYTEC PCBs with phyCAM-P connection (e.g. all SOMs with OMAP and i.MX processor) can directly connect the sensor board with a cable. All camera drivers and demo programs are already implemented in the Board Support Package for the respective SOM. 

The camera module is available with three housing options: PCB-version (sensor only), with M12 or with C/CS-mount lens holder.

Technical Details

Camera Characteristics
Resolution 1.3 Mpixel
Image Resolution (H x V) 1280 x 1024
Sensor Size 1/3" 4.6 x 3.7 mm
Pixel Size 3.6 x 3.6 µm
Color / Monochrome Color
Sensor Technology CMOS
Sensor Chip Aptina MT9M131
Scanning System progressive
Shutter Type rolling
Frame Rate, max (fps) up to 15 fps (Vollbild), up to 60 fps (720p)
Video Resolution n/a
Sensitivity 1.0 V/lux-sec
Dynamic Range 71 dB
High Dynamic Rage -
Exposure Time programmable
Gain programmable
AEC yes
AGC yes
Gamma Correction yes
White Balance/AWB yes / yes
Ext. Trigger / Sync. Strobe
ROI yes
Binning 2x2 / 4x4
Mirror programmable
Image Processor yes
LED Lighting -
Additional Functionalities sharpening,lens shade corr., color control...
Electrical Interface
Interface Type digital
Connection phyCAM-P
Data Format 8 / 10 Bit parallel
Interface Mode YUV RGB-565 RGB-555 RGB-444 Raw RGGB (Bayer, processed)
Dataline Shifting -
Parameter Settings I²C
Supply Voltage 2.8 V
Power Consumption 170 mW
Standby Power tbd.
Mechanical Specifications
Lens Mount none / M12 / C-CS
Dimensions (mm) 34 x 34
Mounting 4 x M2.5
Weight 7g
Operating Temperature -25 to 70°C
Signal Output FFC 33 pol.
Trigger / Sync. FFC + JST 3 pol.

Pricing plus VAT



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