phyCAM-L mini

FPD-Link III – backplane for all phyCAM-M mini cameras

  • extremely small size
  • Signal transmission up to 15m
  • only one coaxial cable for data and power supply
  • Can be combined with all phyCAM-M mini cameras
  • FPD-Link III or V³Link - transmission
  • easy connection to MIPI CSI-2 receivers
  • Can be ordered as a fully assembled module for a specific project

26 mm x 18 mm


Long cable length and small size

The phyCAM-L mini backplane combines the extremely small size of the phyCAM-mini cameras with the phyCAM-L solution for long camera cables. This is ideal if the application requires a small camera footprint and a distant camera position.
The backplane is simply screwed behind any phyCAM-M mini camera board and connected to it using the integrated phyCAM-M pigtail. The functionality corresponds to that of the corresponding phyCAM-L standard model - with extremely compact dimensions of typically 18 x 26 mm and a depth of less than 15 mm (plus lens).
Just like its “big brother”, the phyCAM-L mini also has an expansion interface where power supply, an I²C interface as well as strobe and shutter signals from the camera sensor are available.
You can of course purchase phyCAM-L mini camera modules from us ready-made with your desired lens. Simply have your individual camera module put together.

About phyCAM-L

Phytec's phyCAM-L camera interface is based on the FPD-Link III standard from Texas Instruments. It allows cable lengths of up to 15 m between the camera module and the computer board.

The flexible coaxial cable is both a data channel and a power supply. No additional cable is required. Data transmission is carried out using the FPD-Link III protocol, which has proven itself in the automotive sector. Optionally, the phyCAM-L module can also be equipped with the industrial interface variant V³Link.
The camera module even offers a plug-in connection for expansions 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.

Interface (Board Level Camera) phyCAM-M
Interface (Line) phyCAM-L (FPD-Link III or V³Link)
Line Rate FPD-Link III / V³Link 4.0 Gbps
Line Rate phyCAM-M 4-lane with max. 1.6 Gbps per lane
Serializer DS90UB953 (FPD-Link III) / TSER953RHBT (V³Link)
Power Supply Power over Coax
Operating Voltage (Line) 5…12 V DC
Supply Voltage phyCAM-M 3.3V  
Power Consumption (typ.) 600 mW + Camera Module + Extentions (optional)
Power rating camera port 2.4 W max
Expansion Connector Supply Voltage, I²C-Interface, Trigger, Strobe
Connector Type (Camera) FPC 30 pin, 0.5 mm pitch, 15.5 mm length
Connector Type (Line) UMCC Gen.1, Coaxial
Connector Type (Extension Port) Molex 53398-0771
Operating Temperature -25°C…+85°C (depending on model)
PCB Dimensions 26 mm x 18 mm
Base Order Code VZ-023


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VZ-023: phyCAM®-L mini backplane, FPD link III

VZ-023-V: phyCAM®-L mini backplane, V³Link 

VZ-023-KIT: Development kit consisting of phyCAM®-L mini backplane, deserializer and accessories

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