VM-017-L FPD Link III
Starter Kit


phyCAM ‑ L board-level camera incl. converter
on phyCAM ‑ M (MIPI CSI ‑ 2) interface

  • Starter Kit for easy implementation of
    phyCAM ‑ L solutions
  • FPD ‑ Link III standard
  • Creation of a transparent MIPI CSI-2 channel
  • Connection to all imaging boards with
    phyCAM-M input
  • up to 15 m coaxial cable length (Power-over-Coax)
  • Kit contents: 5 MP camera module VM ‑ 017 with FPD ‑ Link III interface, VZ ‑ 018: FPD ‑ Link III converter board phyCAM ‑ L / M with phyCAM ‑ M output (MIPI CSI ‑ 2), reference circuit diagrams, accessories

Kit contents:

  • 5 MPixel FPD ‑ Link III camera module with M12 lens holder,
    color or monochrome sensor
  • VM-017-COL-L-M12 or VM-017-BW-L-M12
  • M12 lens (S-Mount), f = 12 mm
  • phyCAM ‑ L to phyCAM ‑ M Bridge VZ ‑ 018
  • super thin RG1.37 coaxial cable 1 m
  • Extensive documentation, reference circuit diagrams
  • Commissioning guarantee


This kit enables the VM ‑ 017 ‑ L board-level camera to be commissioned on any compatible embedded imaging kit. The phyCAM ‑ L interface connects the camera module and converter board via a single coaxial cable with a length of up to 15 m. Power-over-Coax means that no additional power supply cable is required.

On the receiver side, the converter board VZ ‑ 018 ensures conversion to MIPI CSI ‑ 2. It can be easily connected to a compatible embedded imaging kit via the phyCAM ‑ M interface.
The FPD ‑ Link III based phyCAM ‑ L interface is transparent for data transmission. After the transmission path has been initialized, the camera driver already integrated in the BSP can be used for the VM ‑ 017 module. 

The converter board has two phyCAM ‑ L inputs. Two camera modules can optionally be switched to the phyCAM ‑ M output. The power supply for the camera module can be provided directly from the computer board via the phyCAM-M interface or, if required, it can be fed in externally on the converter board.

The kit contains a highly flexible coaxial cable of type RG1.37, which is particularly suitable for internal wiring. It can be connected directly to the UMCC Gen.1 sockets of the camera module and converter board. Other cable types (e.g. RG174) can be used with the pigtail adapter (accessory). Adapters are available with SMA or FAKRA connectors.

For series use, the converter circuit is usually integrated on the base board. The necessary information and reference circuit diagrams are included in the kit.

Matching embedded imaging kits

  • phyBOARD ‑ Pollux Imaging Kit
  • phyBOARD ‑ Polaris Imaging Kit
  • phyBOARD ‑ Polis Imaging Kit
  • phyBOARD-Nunki Imaging Kit

The phyCONTROL ‑ Ain already has an on-board converter and can be connected directly to a phyCAM ‑ L camera module via a Fakra adapter.

Resolution 2592 x 1944 (5 MPixel)
Color/Monochrome -COL / -BW
Color Format (-COL/-W) Bayer Pattern / Y
Interface phyCAM-L (FPD-Link III)
FPD-Link III Serializer TI DS90UB953
Sensor Size 1/2.5“ 5.7 mm x 4.3 mm
Pixel Size 2.2 µm x 2.2 µm
Shutter Type Rolling
Frame Rate (full-size image) 55 fps (max.)
Frame Rate (Standard Video) 120 fps (Full HD)
Dynamic Range 40 dB
Features I2C/ Power/ Strobe-Connector, EEPROM
Operating Voltage 4.5 V… 13.2 V DC
Connector Type (Signal) UMCC Gen1, Coaxial
Interface 2 x phyCAM-L in, phyCAM-M out
Line Rate FPD-Link III 4.0 Gbps per Rx-Port
Line Rate phyCAM-M 4-lane, up to 1.6 Gbps per lane
Framerate 5 MPixel @ 55fps
FPD-Link III Deserializer TI DS90UB954
Features Power over Coaxial
Operating Voltage 5 V … 12 V DC
Power Consumption (max.) 1200 mW
Operating Temperature -25°C … +70°C
Connector Type (Signal in) 2 x UMCC Gen.1, coaxial
Connector Type (Signal out) FFC/FPC 30 pin, 0.5 mm pitch
PCB Dimensions 34 mm x 68 mm

VM-017 FPD-Link III Starter Kit

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VM-017-COL-L starter kit: VM-017 + phyCAM-L to phyCAM-M Bridge, 1m coax. cable

Item No. VM-017-COL-L KIT

VM-017-BW-L starter kit: VM-017 + phyCAM-L to phyCAM-M Bridge, 1m coax. cable

Item No. VM-017-BW-L KIT

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