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phyCAM-P Monochrome

  • 5 Megapixel
  • CMOS-Sensor MT9P006
  • Rolling-Shutter


Digital Camera Module with 5 Megapixel resolution for direct connection with SOM interface (monochrome).

VM-011-BW is equipped with the Aptina monochrome CMOS Sensor MT9P031. Aptina's DigitalClarity technology offers outstanding image quality. The 5 megapixels resolution (2592H x 1944V) is designed for applications that require high-resolution images.

The integrated „windowing“ function allows for the resolution to be reduced and adjusted depending on the task. This feature offers the implementation of pan-and-scan without moving parts. In addition, complicated adjustments of the camera board during the implementation phase are no longer necessary. 

Due to the reduced resolution, the readout speed can be increased. Therefore frame rates of up to 60 fps at HDTV resolution (720p) are possible.

As for all phyCAM Modules, all parameters such as exposure time, gain and more can be adjusted via software. 

VM-011-BW 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 a monochrome Aptina CMOS sensor MT9P031. Image data format is Y8 / Y10. Optional Y12 is available by jumper configuration.The camera is designed for an extended temperature range of -25°C to +70°C.

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 5 Mpixel
Image Resolution (H x V) 2592 x 1944
Sensor Size 1/2.5“ 5.7 x 4.28 mm
Pixel Size 2.2 x 2.2 µm
Color / Monochrome monochrome
Sensor Technology CMOS
Sensor Chip Aptina MT9P031
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 1.4 V/lux-sec
Dynamic Range 67.74 dB
Exposure Time programmable
Gain x1...x32
AEC n/a
AGC n/a
White Balance/AWB n/a
Ext. Trigger / Sync. Trigger / Strobe
ROI yes
Binning 2x2 / 4x4
Mirror programmable
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 2.8 V
Power Consumption 450 mW
Standby Power 2 mW
Mechanical Specifications
Lens Mount none / M12 / C-CS
Dimensions (mm) 34 x 34
Mounting 4 x M2.5
Weight 5g
Operating Temperature -25 to 70°C
Signal Output FFC 33 pol.
Trigger / Sync. FFC + JST 3 pol.
Part number VM-011-BW

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