AR013X – 1.2 MP Global Shutter Camera Module:
The AR013X – 1.2 MP Global Shutter Camera Module is based on the AR0134 sensors (color or monochrome) or the improved AR0135 sensors from ON Semiconductor. The sensor has a 1/3.0″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm, provides the 1.2 MP 1280 x 960 image. What makes this product unique is this is a global shutter sensor, which captures the entire image simultaneously, rather than one column (or row) at a time.
In the default mode, the AR013X sends out a full-resolution image at 54 frames per second (fps) as 12-bit raw data, using either of the parallel output ports. In addition to the video (master) mode, the AR013X also operates in frame trigger mode. The AR013X also provides flexibility for configuring frame size, exposure, gain, and other parameters.
Lens / Mounts:
These camera modules are sold bundled with the M12 LS-6020 lens. They are also available without a lens – just a generic plastic lens mount to protect the sensor during shipping. They may also be purchased with a higher quality metal M12 or CS lens mount, or with a motorized IR cutoff filter mount; for the motorized IR cutoff filter mount, the user must supply the 5-18 V power.
The key benefit of the standard lens mounts available with this module is the simplicity in swapping the lens – fisheye, wide-angle, telephoto, zoom, IR or NoIR filter – all of which are available from DLSCorp. Click on the Camera Lenses product category for the complete selection of ArduCAM lenses. Be sure to note the compatible lens mount height (7 mm, 10 mm, etc.) for each lens selected. Each lens purchased separately comes with an appropriate height lens mount (plastic for M12, metal for CS). So, you may also choose to purchase the camera with a generic plastic lens mount (to protect the sensor). Click on the Camera Lens Mounts product category for information about lens mounts, including compatibility with the various lenses.
In the Arduino world, a “shield” is a piggy-back circuit board that provides additional functionality to the development board. In this context, a camera shield provides the required interface from the camera module to your computer. You may choose to create your own custom-built hardware interface via the 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch interface. Or, you may purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields.
The ArduCAM USB Camera Shield provide you a USB connection to a Windows, Linux, or Raspberry Pi computer for these camera modules. Open-source software and binaries are provided on the ArduCAM GitHub site (see link below) for these shields.
- AR013X color / monochrome 1.2 MP (1280 x 960) global shutter sensor
- 1/3.0″ optical format
- 3.75 μm x 3.75 μm pixel size (4.800 mm x 3.600 mm sensor size)
- 54 fps at full resolution
- 5.3 V / lux-sec responsivity
- Up to 40 dB signal to noise
- Up to 64 dB dynamic range
- Single 3.3 V power input
- Parallel camera interface – includes 50 mm flex cable
- 19 g / 40 mm x 40 mm x 29 mm
- AR013X – 1.2 MP Global Shutter Camera Module w/ selected lens / mount (qty 1)
- 50 mm 30-pin Flat Flexible Ribbon Cable (qty 1)