The 5 megapixels relolution (2592H x 1944V) fits perfectly for applications that need high-resolution images.
The resolution can be adapted to the application by windowing and binning. This allows scan-and-pan as well as digital adjustment (versus complicated mechanical adjustment during assembly). Also the frame rate can be increased this way. By this, the camera can capture HDTV (720p) video at 60 fps.
Like with all phyCAM-cameras, the open control interface allows "tweaking" of all parametes like exposure time, gain etc. by software.
The VM-011-COL module connects directly to any microcontroller-module (SOM) that features a parallel controller camera interface.
This camera module can be connected to all PHYTEC development boards that feature a phyCAM-P - interface.
The BSPs for many PHYTEC microcontroller modules already include the software drivers for this camera module.
The VM-011-COL features the color version of the Aptina MT9P006 CMOS sensor. The image data format is Bayer Pattern.
A wide temperature range of -25°C to +75°C makes this camera module suitable for industrial applications.
The camera module is available with three housing options: PCB-version (plain sensor), with M12 lens holder or with C/CS-mount lens holder.