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Arducam_Mega Disclaimer


Tested Platform

Arducam has released Mega SDK for mega camera. The specific test is as follows:

Board Development Environment Mega SDK Version Board Manager URL
/SDK
Test Status
Any Platforms Zephyr 3.6.99 / Arducam Mega for Zephyr Tested
UNO Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.2/2.0.3 / Tested
Mega2560 Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.2/2.0.3 / Tested
DUE Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.2/2.0.3 / Tested
Nano33Ble Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.3 / Testing
Microbit Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.3 / Testing
Esp8266 Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.3 esp8266 board url Tested
Esp32-c3 Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.3 esp32s board url Tested
Esp32-c3 ESP-IDF 4.4.2 2.0.3 esp-idf Tested
Esp32s Arduino IDE 2.0.1 2.0.3 esp32c-c3 board url Tested
Esp32s ESP-IDF 4.4.2 2.0.3 esp-idf Tested
Pico pico 2.0.3 pico sdk Tested
Stm32f103c8t6 MDK5 2.0.3 / Tested
Rpi Bullseye 2.0.2/2.0.3 / Tested
Renesas EK-RA6M4 e2 studio IDE 2.0.3 Quick Start Tested

Specific Disclaimer

  • We only promise that the mega SDK works normally on the above platforms and environments that we have tested.
  • We recommend using our tested environment and specific version.
  • We do not promise that other test environments will work normally. If you need to use it on another environment, you may need to be adapted by yourselves.
  • If you have special needs, you can contact us for customization (sales@arducam.com).
  • The mega SDK will be updated irregularly, and we will update the test status as soon as possible each time when it is more detailed.

Hardware Connection


  • The following connection schematic is based on Arduino UNO:

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  • Camera Pins & Development Board Pins

Tip

The following table shows the default correspondence between the development board pins and the camera pins. The actual hardware connection method depends on the code settings and specific conditions.

Camera Pins Development Board Pins
Arduino UNO R3 Arduino UNO R4 Wifi Arduino UNO R4 Minima Arduino Mega or Mega 2560 Arduino DUE Arduino Nano 33 Ble Arduino Portenta C33 ESP32 Node ESP8266 Node ESP32C3 ESP32S2 MSP430 Raspberry Pi Pico Raspberry Pi STM32F103C8T6 esp-idf Micro bit Renesas EK-RA6M4
VCC 5V 3.3V 3.3V 5V 5V 3.3V 3.3V 3V3 3V3 3V3 3V3 VCC 3V3 3.3V 3.3 3V3 3V Mega SPI Camera for Renesas
GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND
SCK 13 13 13 13 13 D13 9 P18 D5 4 36 P1.5 GP18 SCLK PA5 4 13
MISO 12 12 12 12 12 D12 10 P19 D6 5 37 P1.6 GP19 MISO PA6 5 14
MOSI 11 11 11 11 11 D11 8 P23 D7 6 35 P1.7 GP16 MOSI PA7 6 15
CS 7 7 7 7 7 D10 7 P17 D0 1 7 P2.0 GP7 GPIO.3 PA4 1 12

For quick start guide on specific platforms, please refer to:

Quick Start Guide for Arducam Mega Camera

SDK & Software Guide


User Guide

The adaptation we made to Arducam Mega camera makes it compatible with various platforms. For detailed tutorials, please refer to the link below:

We have made a special web page to house the SDK and Operating Guide:

Quick Start Guide for Arducam Mega Camera

Arducam MEGA SPI Camera Timing


  • Single Read

mega-timing-1

  • Single Write

mega-timing-2

  • First Time Burst Read

mega-timing-3

  • N Times Burst Read(N>=2)

mega-timing-4

Additional Resources


For more details about the timing description, Register information, etc., please refer to the following datasheet:

Arducam MEGA SPI Camera - Application Note

Quick Start Guide - Arducam MEGA for Zephyr Framework