MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board:
The MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board (B0054) features the MT9D111 color sensor from Micron/Aptina. The sensor has a 1/3.2″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 2.8 µm x 2.8 µm, provides the 2.0 MP (1600 x 1200) UXGA image. This is a rolling shutter sensor, which captures an entire column (or row) simultaneously, and compiles the image by scanning across (or down).
This adapter board does not offer a standard (M12 or CS) lens mount, but uses the “autofocus stock lens” attached to the sensor. Additional similar camera modules are available from ArduCAM. For example, see the MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Module for the same sensor bundled with either an LS-2718CS lens option (B0009) or the LS-6020 lens option (B0010), or with M12 and CS mounts only, and any compatible lens sold separately.
The key benefit of the standard lens mounts is the simplicity in swapping the lens – fisheye, wide-angle, telephoto, zoom, IR or NoIR filter. All of these lenses 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 if you chose an M12 metal mount option. Note, each lens purchased separately comes with its appropriate height lens mount (plastic for M12, metal for CS), so you may choose to purchase the camera with only 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 20-pin 0.1″ pitch connector. Or, you may purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields.
The ArduCAM USB Camera Shield USB2 Rev D (B0095) or USB3 Rev C (B0111) and Parallel Adapter Board (B0126) provides you a USB connection to a Windows, Linux, or Raspberry Pi computer for these camera modules.
You may use the ArduCAM F Shield Rev V2 or the ArduCAM LF Shield Rev V2 to connect to Arduino system boards. Open-source software and binaries are provided on the ArduCAM GitHub site (see link below) for these shields.
- MT9D111 Micron/Aptina camera module with autofocus stock lens
- 2.0-megapixel resolution (1,600 H x 1,200 V)
- 2.8 µm x 2.8 µm pixel size, 4.730 mm x 3.520 mm sensor size
- 1/3.2-inch optical format
- 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
- Integrated auto focus and optical zoom, with configurable GPIO interface
- Real-time JPEG encoder
- Mechanical shutter support
- Numerous automatic functions for on-the-fly image correction and enhancement
- Fully automatic Xenon- and LED-type flash support,including fast exposure adaptation
- On-chip, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter
- Two-wire serial interface
- 20 pin 2.54 mm (0.1″) pin header connector
- 28 mm x 37 mm
Table 1: 20-pin header interface
|Pin No.||PIN NAME||TYPE||DESCRIPTION|
|1||VCC||Power||3.3 v Power Supply|
|3||SCL||Input||Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock|
|4||SDA||Input/Output||Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O|
|5||VSYNC||Input||Active High: Frame Valid; indicates active frame|
|6||HSYNC||Input||Active High: Line/Data Valid; indicates active pixels|
|7||PCLK||Input||Pixel Clock output from sensor|
|8||XCLK||Output||Master Clock into sensor|
|9||DOUT7||Input||Pixel Data Output 7|
|10||DOUT6||Input||Pixel Data Output 6|
|11||DOUT5||Input||Pixel Data Output 5|
|12||DOUT4||Input||Pixel Data Output 4|
|13||DOUT3||Input||Pixel Data Output 3|
|14||DOUT2||Input||Pixel Data Output 2|
|15||DOUT1||Input||Pixel Data Output 1|
|16||DOUT0||Input||Pixel Data Output 0 (LSB)|
- MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board (qty 1)
- The lens and/or sensor have an IR-cut filter, so this module is not suitable for IR photography.
- Data Sheet – Aptina MT9D111 Sensor
- Online Documentation for ArduCAM SPI Cameras for Arduino
- ArduCAM GitHub Open Source Software for Arduino Compatible Breakout Boards
- User’s Guide – ArduCAM USB Camera Shield
- Online Documentation for ArduCAM MT9D111 Breakout Boards
- ArduCAM GitHub Open Source Software for ArduCAM USB Camera Shields
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