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2MP embedded camera captures high frame rate video

May 8, 2020 — by Eric Brown 2,425 views

E-con has launched a $199, 2-megapixel “See3CAM_20CUG” global shutter industrial camera with a USB Type-C interface that can capture monochrome low-light video at 2MP@60fps.

Many of E-con Systems’ camera kits target specific Linux-driven embedded boards such as Nvidia Jetson dev kits while others, such as the new See3CAM_20CUG, have a more universal appeal. The 2-megapixel, monochrome global shutter camera provides high frame rate (HFR) imaging for industrial applications including eye tracking and DMS (driver monitoring systems).

See3CAM_20CUG alone and in enclosure
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The See3CAM_20CUG is equipped with an OmniVision 1/2.9″ OV2311 sensor with 3μm x 3μm pixel OmniPixel 3-GS technology. This is the same sensor used in its MIPI CSI-2 connected STEEReoCAM camera for the Jetson TX2 and AGX Xavier. The fixed-focus camera enables 2MP@60fps, VGA@180, and QVGA@280 image capture “without any motion blur,” says E-con.

The See3CAM_20CUG is touted for its “High Near-Infrared” capabilities, which can “produce stunning image quality even at the Near Infrared (NIR) regions,” says the company. The camera is equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port and an S-mount (M12) lens holder and outputs in Y16 and Y8 formats.

See3CAM_20CUG exploded view
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The camera measures 35.30 x 35.30 x 29mm with enclosure, but without a lens, and supports -30 to 85°C temperatures. There is also a 6-pin GPIO header and an external hardware trigger input.


The See3CAM_20CUG offers UVC compliant Plug-and-Play support and supports any Ubuntu Linux (14.04, 16.04 & 18.04) or Windows 8.1/10 computer with a USB interface. E-con supplies e-CAMView (Windows) and QtCAM (Linux) apps for video preview and still capture. QtCam is supported by the Linux UVC driver and works with any V4L2 compatible device.

See3CAM_20CUG in DMS application

Further information

The See3CAM_20CUG is available in individual samples for an introductory price of $199, due to rise later to $249. More information may be found on E-con Systems’ product/shopping page.


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3 responses to “2MP embedded camera captures high frame rate video”

  1. AutoCar says:

    Does it have a API so I can integrate into my applicaiton?

  2. Jeff Child says:

    the Linux app has V4L2 support, which is a standard open source API.

  3. AutoCar says:

    Does the camera work if wear glasses?

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