MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module:
The MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module (B0098) features the MT9N001 color sensor from Micron/Aptiva. The sensor has a 1/2.3″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 1.75 µm x 1.75 µm, provides the 9.0 MP (3488 x 2616) image. This is a rolling shutter sensor, which captures an entire column (or row) simultaneously, and compiles the image by scanning across (or down).
Lens / Mounts:
These camera modules are sold with bundled with the M12 LS-18023 lens (with IR filter) and plastic mount. They are also available without a lens – just a generic plastic lens mount to protect the sensor during shipping. Available separately are higher quality metal M12 or CS lens mounts, or 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, or 14.5 mm) 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 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch interface. Or, you may purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields.
The ArduCAM USB Camera Shields 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.
- Sensor: MT9N001 color (Micron/Aptina)
- Full Resolution: 9.0 MP (3488 H x 2616 V)
- Optical Format: 1/2.3″
- Sensor Size: 6.104 mm x 4.578 mm
- Pixel Size: 1.75 µm x 1.75 µm
- Max Frame Rate: 9.7 fps at full resolution; 30 fps in VGA mode (640 x 480)
- Connectors: 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable
- Mount Pitch: 20 mm only (M12 or CS)
- Board Size: ~40 mm x ~40 mm
Table 1 – 30-pin FFC interface
|Pin No.||PIN NAME||TYPE||DESCRIPTION|
|2||FLASH||Input||Flash output control|
|3||Trigger||Output||Exposure synchronization input|
|4||VSYNC||Input||Active High: Frame Valid; indicates active frame|
|5||HREF||Input||Active High: Line/Data Valid; indicates active pixels|
|6||DOUT11||Input||Pixel Data Output 11 (MSB)|
|7||DOUT10||Input||Pixel Data Output 10|
|8||DOUT9||Input||Pixel Data Output 9|
|9||DOUT8||Input||Pixel Data Output 8|
|10||DOUT7||Input||Pixel Data Output 7|
|11||DOUT6||Input||Pixel Data Output 6|
|12||DOUT5||Input||Pixel Data Output 5|
|14||DOUT4||Input||Pixel Data Output 4|
|15||DOUT3||Input||Pixel Data Output 3|
|16||DOUT2||Input||Pixel Data Output 2|
|17||DOUT1||Input||Pixel Data Output 1|
|18||DOUT0||Input||Pixel Data Output 0 (LSB)|
|19||XCLK||Output||Master Clock into Sensor|
|20||PCLK||Input||Pixel Clock output from sensor|
|21||SCL||Input||Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock|
|22||SDATA||Bi-directional||Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O|
|23||RST||Output||Sensor reset signal, active low|
|26||STANDBY||Output||Standby-mode enable pin (active HIGH)|
|27~30||VCC||POWER||3.3 v Power supply|
- MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module w/ selected Lens / Mounts (qty 1)
- 2″ 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable (qty 1)
- Data Sheet – Aptina MT9N001 Sensor
- Online Documentation – ArduCAM MT9N001 Breakout Boards
- Application Note – ArduCAM MT9N001 Camera Module (August 2017)
- Data Sheet – ArduCAM MT9N001 Camera Module (Mar 2017)
- Online Documentation – ArduCAM USB Camera Shield
- User’s Guide – ArduCAM USB Camera Shield (April 2017)
- ArduCAM GitHub Open Source Software – ArduCAM USB Camera Shields
- DigiKey 30-pin FFC Mating Connector
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