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phyCAM-P color

  • W-VGA
  • CMOS-Sensor MT9V024
  • Global-Shutter


Digital Camera Module with W-VGA resolution for direct connection with SOM interface (color).

VM-010-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. 

This camera board is equipped with Aptina color CMOS Sensor MT9V024. Image data format is Bayer Pattern. The camera is designed for an extended temperature range of -25°C to +105°C.

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

All VM-010 variants are optionally available with an integrated multiplexer. This allows to switch the camera from 8-bit to 10-bit interface operation by an I²C bus command.

This option is essential if an application requires both, 8-bit and 10-bit data (for example for 8-bit live preview and 10-bit analysis) but when the processor interface does not support this function.

Technical Details

Camera Characteristics
Resolution WVGA
Image Resolution (H x V) 752 x 480
Sensor Size 1/3" 4,51 x 2,88 mm
Pixel Size 6.0 x 6.0 µm
Color / Monochrome Color
Sensor Technology CMOS
Sensor Chip Aptina MT9V024
Scanning System progressive
Shutter Type global
Frame Rate, max (fps) up to 60 fps (Vollbild)
Video Resolution n/a
Sensitivity 4,8 V/lux-sec
Dynamic Range >55 dB linear
High Dynamic Rage >80...100 dB
Exposure Time programmable
Gain x1...x4
AEC yes
AGC yes
White Balance/AWB n/a
Ext. Trigger / Sync. Trigger / Strobe / LED Light
ROI yes
Binning 2x2 / 4x4
Mirror programmable
LED Lighting optional
Electrical Interface
Interface Type digital
Connection phyCAM-P
Data Format 8 / 10 Bit parallel
Interface Mode Y8 / Y10
Dataline Shifting -
Parameter Settings I²C
Supply Voltage 3.3 V
Power Consumption 220 mW
Standby Power 100 mW
Mechanical Specifications
Lens Mount none / M12 / C-CS
Dimensions (mm) 34 x 34
Mounting 4 x M2.5
Weight 7g
Operating Temperature -25 to 85°C
Signal Output FFC 33 pol.
Trigger / Sync. FFC + JST 3 pol.

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