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Quick start

Hardware


Connect the ribbon cable


Wire_Connection1 Wire_Connection2 Wire_Connection3
Connect to the Camera Board Connect to the Camarrary HAT Connect to the Camarrary HAT
Wire_Connection1 Wire_Connection2 Wire_Connection3
Open the Jetson Nano connector (any one) in the direction of the arrow Insert the ribbon cable into the connector with the contact side facing inward Close the connector

Plug Camarrary HAT into Jetson Nano GPIO Header


camarray-1

STEP1

camarray-2

STEP2

Plug Camarrary HAT into Jetson Nano USB Port


In addition to the above power supply mode, you can also choose to supply via USB

camarray-3

STEP1

camarray-4

STEP2

Final Effect


camarray-5

Software


Supported Platforms and JetPack L4T versions


Please refer to the following doc for specific supported Platforms and JetPack versions:

Supported Platforms and JetPack Version - Arducam Camera for NVIDIA Jetson


For Native camera


There is two types of native camera, respectively are imx219 and imx477

Product Image SKU Sensor Resolution Pin/Connect Type Features Lens Type Field of View(HxV) Focus Type IR Sensitivity
B0347N IMX477 12MP 15/Bottom Stereo Camera M12 75°(H) x 56°(V) Manual Focus 650nm IR-cut Filter
B0396 IMX219 8MP Quad Camera Stock Lens 62.2° (H) x 48.8° (V) Fixed Focus
B0265N IMX477 12MP 15/Bottom Stereo Camera CS 65°(H) x  48.7°(V) Manual Focus 650nm IR-cut filter
B0397 12MP Quad Camera M12 75°(H) x 56°(V)
B0217J8 IMX219 8MP 15/Bottom Stereo Camera Stock Lens 62.2° (H) x 48.8° (V) Fixed Focus 650nm IR-cut filter
Image B0388 IMX519 16MP 15/Bottom Quad-Camera Kit Stock Lens 66°(H) x 49.5°(V) Motorized Focus 650nm IR-cut filter
Image B0484 IMX708 12MP 15/Bottom Wide Angle Quad-Camera Kit Stock Lens 120°(D)x100°(H)x72°(V) Autofocus 650nm IR-cut filter

Note

If you do not find your camera please contact us.(support@arducam.com)

IMX219 Stereo Camera Kit

Step 1. Check whether the camera is detected

ls /dev/video0

Step 2. Preview the camera feed in real time

3280x2464@21fps

FRAMERATE=21 
gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=0 ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=3280,height=2464,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvvidconv ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=1432,height=1080,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvoverlaysink

8MP-stereo-camera-jetson-preview2-1024x577

1280x720@60fps

FRAMERATE=60 
gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=0 ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=1280,height=720,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvvidconv ! nvoverlaysink

8MP-stereo-camera-jetson-preview-60fps@1280×720

IMX477 Stereo Camera Kit

Step1. Download automatic installation script

cd ~
wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh

Step2. Install the driver

chmod +x install_full.sh
./install_full.sh -m imx477_stereo

Enter y to reboot your device.

Step3. Check whether the camera is detected

ls /dev/video0

Step4. Preview the camera feed in real time

4032x3040@20fps

Note

4032×3040 exceeds the system resolution and requires zooming to display.

FRAMERATE=20
gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=0 ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=4032,height=3040,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvvidconv ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=1432,height=1080,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvoverlaysink

4032×30402@20fps

1920x1080@60fps

FRAMERATE=60 # Framerate can go from 2 to 60 for 1920x1080 mode
gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=0 ! "video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),width=1920,height=1080,framerate=$FRAMERATE/1" ! nvvidconv ! nvoverlaysink

1920×1080-1024x575

IMX519 Stereo Camera Kit

Sensor Optical Size Resolution
IMX519 1/2.53'' 16MP

Step1. Download the bash script

cd ~
wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh
Step2. Install the Driver

chmod +x install_full.sh
./install_full.sh -m imx519

IMX708 Stereo Camera Kit

Sensor Optical Size Resolution
IMX708 1/2.43'' 12MP

Step 1. Download the bash scripts

cd ~
wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh

Step 2. Install the driver

chmod +x install_full.sh
./install_full.sh -m imx708



For Arducam Jetvariety camera


Product Image SKU Sensor Resolution Pin/Connect Type Features Lens Type Field of View(HxV) Focus Type IR Sensitivity
B0331 OV9782 1MP 15/Bottom Color Global Shutter Quad Camera M12 75°(H) x 46.8°(V) Manual Focus without IR-cut filter
Image B0267 OV9281 1MP 15/Bottom Mono Global Shutter Quad Camera M12 75°(H) x 46.8°(V) Manual Focus without IR-cut filter
Image B0266 Mono Global Shutter Stereo Camera 70°(H) x 43.75°(V)
Image B0263 OV9281 1MP 15/Bottom Mono Global Shutter Stereo Camera M12 70°(H) x 43.75°(V) Manual Focus without IR-cut filter
B0264 OV2311 2MP 83°(H) x 67.5°(V)
Image B0492N AR0234 2MP 22/Bottom Color Global Shutter M12 120°(D)×90°(H)×75°(V) Manual Focus Integrate IR-cut filter
Image B0217J5 OV5647 5MP 15/Bottom Stereo Camera Stock Lens 54° (H) x 41° (V) Fixed Focus 650nm IR-cut filter

Note

If you do not find your camera please contact us.(support@arducam.com)

Arducam Jetvariety Cameras

Sensor Optical Size Resolution
OV9782 1/4'' 1MP
OV9281 1/4'' 1MP
OV2311 1/2.9'' 2MP
AR0234 1/2.6'' 2MP
OV5647 1/4'' 5MP

Step1. Download automatic installation script

wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh

Step2. Install the driver

chmod +x install_full.sh
./install_full.sh -m arducam

Enter y to reboot your device.

How to access the camera

1. install the v4l2 python module

for python 3.x:

wget https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py  

After you type the following command and press【Enter】, it will take several minutes to finish downloading.

sudo python3 get-pip.py
sudo pip3 install v4l2-fix

Note

The V4L2 of Python3.x has a known bug that requires a manual fix, and the following error occurs when you import the v4l2 module into Python3.x:

You can refer to this link to fix this bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/python-v4l2/+bug/1664158

2. Download the demo code

git clone https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera.git

python7

3. Check whether the camera is detected

ls /dev/video0

4. Check the video format supported

v4l2-ctl --list-formats-ext

5. Display images in real time

If accessing Jetson via remote software (e.g., MobaXterm), the following command (executed only once) is required to display the image.

export DISPLAY=:0.0

Enter program directory:

cd MIPI_Camera/Jetson/Jetvariety/example/

Example as OV2311 Stereo Camera:

#RAW8

python3 arducam_displayer.py -f GREY --width 3200 --height 1300 -d 0 --fps

#RAW10

python3 arducam_displayer.py -f Y16 --width 3200 --height 1300 -d 0 --fps

GREY for RAW8 and Y16 for RAW10.

​-width and -height indicate the width and height of the input image.

–fps means to display the current frames. If you don’t want to display frames, you can remove this command parameter.

For example, execute the following command:

python3 arducam_displayer.py -f GREY --width 3200 --height 1300 -d 0 --fps

The command line will refresh the display of frames in real time.

python9

Press Ctrl+C to exit image display.

Note

Display resolution settings may affect the frames displayed.

Switch Composition Mode


Arducam Team has released the channel-switch function on specific Quad-Camera kits. You can refer to the following guide to switch the Composition Mode.

Check I2C node


You can input the following command to check if your camera kit supports switching the composition mode.

user:~ $ i2cdetect -l
i2c-1   i2c         bcm2835 (i2c@7e804000)              I2C adapter
i2c-22  i2c         bcm2835 (i2c@7e205000)              I2C adapter
i2c-0   i2c         i2c-22-mux (chan_id 0)              I2C adapter
i2c-10  i2c         i2c-22-mux (chan_id 1)              I2C adapter

If you get some messages as above, then you can continue the following steps:

Detect I2C signal


Take i2c 10 node as an example

i2c10

Select the Channel:

hat-i2c

Example:

# Set to single channel 0
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x02
# Set to single channel 1
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x12
# Set to single channel 2
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x22
# Set to single channel 3
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x32
# Set to double channel (single channel 0 and single channel 1)
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x01
# Set to double channel (single channel 2 and single channel 3)
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x11
# Set to four in one mode (Default)
i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x00

Function Test


Single-channel test:

#Single channel test
user:~ $ i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x02

After setting the channel, you can directly use the gst-launch-1.0 command to capture images.

Dual-channel test:

#Dual channels test
user:~ $ i2cset -y 10 0x24 0x24 0x01

Note

By default, the quad-camera kit works in synchronized 4-channel mode, and NVIDIA Jetson recognizes the whole kit as one camera Any manual focus or camera control adjustments (exposure/gain/white balance/etc.) will also be applied to 4 cameras at the same time.

If you encounter any problems when using the camera kit, please directly contact support@arducam.com for help.