2,3 MPixel global shutter board-level camera with FPD-Link III interface

  • 2,3 megapixel sensor (Full HD) AR0234 monochrome/color
  • Signal transmission up to 15m
  • A coaxial cable for data and power supply
  • Single-board camera for industrial series use
  • FPD-Link III transmission
  • Optimized for internal and external use
  • easy connection to MIPI CSI-2 receivers

34 mm x 34 mm

2,3 MP global

Experience new ranges

The VM-020-L combines the features of the VM-020 series with an FPD-Link III interface.

The camera module is equipped with the CMOS sensor AR0234 from onsemi. The sensor with global shutter is particularly suitable for recording fast-moving objects. A frame rate of 134 fps in Full HD format enables detailed capture of fast processes. The sensor has integrated Auto Exposure (AEC) and Auto Black Level Calibration (ABLC).

The camera module is available with a monochrome or color sensor. The wide temperature range and long-term availability enable the design of professional embedded vision solutions.

About phyCAM-L

Phytec's phyCAM-L camera interface is based on the FPD-Link III standard from Texas Instruments. It enables cable lengths of up to 15 m between the camera module and the computer board. By using subminiature connectors and a single board solution, phyCAM-L is very compact and economical in terms of height.

The flexible coaxial cable is data channel and power supply at the same time. Another cable is not required. The data is transmitted using the FPD-Link III protocol, which has been tried and tested in the automotive sector. The camera module even offers a plug-in connection for extensions such as lighting or lens control.

A special feature of phyCAM-L is that the system is also particularly suitable for device-internal cabling. This can be done with a millimeter thin, inexpensive RG1.37 cable. External connections can be tailored to the task at hand using pigtail adapters.

Easy integration

A kit with a receiver board (VZ-018) is available for development, which can be connected to all processor boards with a phyCAM-M MIPI CSI-2 interface. The receiver board converts the image data into the MIPI CSI-2 format and supplies the camera module with power (Power-over-Coax). The kit includes design documentation that makes it easy to integrate the receiver circuitry into your own designs.

Resolution 1920 x 1200 (2,3 MPixel)
Color/Monochrome -C / -M
Image Sensor (-COL/-BW) AR0234
Color Format (-COL/-BW) Bayer Pattern / Y
Sensor Size 1/2.6“ 5,76 mm x 3,6 mm
Pixel Size 3 µm x 3 µm
Dynamic Range 71,4 dB
Shutter Type Global
Features (optional) Expansion Port: I2C/ Power/ Strobe - Connector
Operating Temperature -25°C…+85°C (Junction)
PCB Dimensions 34 mm x 34 mm
Frame Rate (full-size image) 120 fps (max.)
Frame Rate (Standard Video) 134 fps (Full HD)
Interface Data Width 8/10 Bit
Operating Voltage 4,5 – 13,2 V DC
Base Order Code VM-020-C-M, VM-020-M-M
Control Interface I²C
Power Consumption (typ.) 828 mW
Power Consumption (max.) 1320 mW
Power Consumption (Standby) 9 mW
Mounting Points 4 x M2,5
Connector Type (Signal) UMCC Gen1, Coaxial
Sensor Technology CMOS, Backside Illumination
Scan-System progressive
Sensitivity 22,3 ke−/lux·sec (COL), 56 ke−/lux·sec (BW)
AEC auto / manual
AGC auto / manual
Chief Ray Angle
ROI yes
Skipping 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Binning 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Mirror / Flip yes
Defective Pixel Correction yes
Special Feature 8/10/12 Bit
Special Feature Embedded Statistics, DPCM compression, Liquid lens driver (optional)
Data Format (Software) Y8/Y10 (BW) 8/10 Bit RGGB Bayer (COL)
Lens Mount 4 x M2.5
Lens optional, customizable
Housing PCB-module
Weight (PCB) 5 g
Connector Type Trigger / Sync. FFC or JST 3 pin

VM-020: phyCAM-L

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VM-020: phyCAM®-L, monochrome, PCB version

Item No. VM-020-ML-03-NM (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-NM (V³Link Serializer)

VM-020: phyCAM®-L, monochrome, S mount

Item No. VM-020-ML-03-S3 (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-S3 (V³Link Serializer)

VM-020: phyCAM®-L, monochrome, C/CS mount

Item No. VM-020-ML-03-C0 (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-C0 (V³Link Serializer)

VM-020: phyCAM®-L, color, PCB version

Item No. VM-020-CL-03-NM (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-NM (V³Link Serializer)

VM-020: phyCAM®-L, color, S mount

Item No. VM-020-CL-03-S3 (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-S3 (V³Link Serializer)

VM-020: phyCAM®-L, color, C/CS mount

Item No. VM-020-CL-03-C0 (FPD-Link III Serializer) / VM-020-ML-13-C0 (V³Link Serializer)

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