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Camera on Toradex Computer on Modules

 

Article updated at 09 Sep 2020
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Introduction

This article aims to provide an overview about the camera interface on Toradex computer modules. Toradex computer modules provide various interfaces to connect a camera, such as Parallel Camera Interface, USB 2.0/3.0, Ethernet, MIPI-CSI.

Note: Not all modules support USB 3.0, CSI interface, please refer datasheet of the module to check if required interface is supported or not.

Camera support on Windows CE

Parallel Camera Interface

Toradex modules do not support the native Analogue camera interface, but one can use Analogue Camera Adapter to connect a 4x Analogue camera.

All Toradex modules(except Apalis TK1) support the parallel camera interface. Refer this article for more details on how to set up a parallel camera on a Tegra-based module. If you plan to use parallel camera interface on an IMX6-based module you can find additional information in the respective Using iMX6 Camera Interface in Windows CE article.

Ethernet

All Toradex modules have native Ethernet support. The Colibri family supports 10/100Mbit and the Apalis family supports up to 1Gbit Ethernet. Most of the IP cameras support MJPEG or H264 RTSP. Windows CE supports MJPEG Software codec. H264 software codec is not yet available for WinCE.

USB

USB 2.0 Host interface is available on all the modules to connect USB Cameras. We have an article explaining how to set up a USB camera in WinCE.

USB 3.0 interface is only available on the Apalis TK1 module but there is no WinCE support.

MIPI CSI-2

The Apalis module family provides MIPI CSI-2 interfaces on type-specific pins.

Toradex offers a CSI Camera Module with the 5MP OV5640 sensor which is compatible with Apalis modules and the Ixora Carrier Board V1.1A (and Apalis Evaluation Board via FFC receptacle available on future versions of Apalis mezzanine boards). Refer to the CSI Camera Module 5MP OV5640 (Windows CE) article for usage information.

The Colibri module family does not provide MIPI-CSI interfaces.

Please get in touch with Toradex Support to learn more about future support, or if you have questions or feedback.

Camera support on Linux

Parallel Camera Interface

Toradex modules do not support the native Analogue camera interface but one can use Analogue Camera Adapter to connect a 4x analogue camera but can channel only one camera at a time. Also there is third-party support for the Multi Camera Module using EPSON chip, for more information refer this article.

All Toradex modules(except Apalis TK1) support the parallel camera interface. Refer this article for more details on how to set up a parallel camera.

Ethernet

All Toradex modules have native Ethernet support. The Colibri family supports 10/100Mbit and the Apalis family supports up to 1Gbit Ethernet. Most of the IP cameras support MJPEG or H264 RTSP. Please refer this article for more details.

USB

USB 2.0 Host interface is available on all the modules to connect USB Cameras. We have an article explaining how to set up a USB camera in Linux. USB 3.0 interface is only available on the Apalis TK1 module.

MIPI CSI-2

The Apalis module family provides MIPI CSI-2 interfaces on type-specific pins. Our partner Antmicro Ltd. authored a blog post about using CSI with Toradex Apalis modules.

Toradex offers a CSI Camera Module with the 5MP OV5640 sensor which is compatible with Apalis modules and the Ixora Carrier Board V1.1A (and Apalis Evaluation Board via FFC receptacle available on future versions of Apalis mezzanine boards). Refer to the CSI Camera Module 5MP OV5640 (Linux) article for usage information.

The Colibri module family does not provide MIPI-CSI interfaces.

Cameras Database

Browse below for Cameras that should work on Toradex Computer on Modules.


Showing 1-5 of 5 items.

e-CAM55

MIPI CSI-2

Housing: Bare Board
Integrated ISP
Lens Mount: S-mount
Pixels: 5MP
Resolution: 2592 × 1944
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor: AR0521

Housing: Box Housing
Lens Mount: C-mount
Pixel Depth: 12 bits
Pixels: 1.3MP
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor: EV76C560

Alvium 1500 C -500

MIPI CSI-2

Housing: Box Housing
Integrated ISP
Lens Mount: C-mount
Pixels: 5MP
Resolution: 2592 × 1944
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor: AR0521

Auto Focus
Housing: Bare Board
Pixels: 5MP
Resolution: 2592 × 1944
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor: OV5640

Housing: Box Housing
Lens Mount: C-mount
Pixels: 1.3MP
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor: EV76C560