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HDMI Extension Kit

Introduction


As a kind of FPC cable, the MIPI CSI cable is light, flexible, cost-effective and space-saving. However, it has some drawbacks.

Being somewhat crisp and fragile, FPC cables can develop cracks due to mechanical stress or other factors. Cracks can lead to an open circuit or a short circuit, which can affect the performance of the device.

FPC cables are also vulnerable to environmental factors such as moisture, humidity and temperature changes. These factors can affect the electrical properties and mechanical integrity of the FPC.

Electrical noise is another possible drawback of FPCs. It'll affect the performance of the FPC and other components in the device. Partly because of this, the maximum extension distance of the MIPI CSI cable is only two meters.

Therefore, a solid cable line becomes very useful in case a longer extending distance needs to be covered. That's the irreplaceable value of Arducam CSI to HDMI Cable Extension Module Kit.

Supported Cameras


A CSI-to-HDMI adapter set for you to break the length limitations of the MIPI CSI-2 interface and put your cameras up to 3~5 meters away from an RPI or Jetson Board.

The kit works out of the box with any of the following cameras:

  • RPI Official camera module V1/V2/HQ/V3
  • Arducam OV5647/IMX219/IMX477 Series
  • Arducam 16MP IMX519 Series
  • Arducam 64MP Series
  • Arducam Camera for NVIDIA Jetson platform

Note

No extra software/configuration is needed. We also have another kit if you want longer connections over CSI 2.

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Info

  • Support NVIDIA Jetson and Raspberry Pi 4B, Pi 3B+, Pi 3B, Pi 2, Model A/B/B+, Pi Zero
  • Supported for Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3(12MP IMX708), Raspberry Pi HQ Camera (12MP IMX477), Raspberry Pi camera V1 (5MP OV5647) and raspberry pi camera V2 (8MP IMX219)
  • No extra software/configuration is needed.
  • HDMI cables can be up to 3~5 meters.
  • Reserved microphone and headphone jack for audio or GPIO signals
  • Three additional solder pads are available (same signals as a headphone jack)
  • Size: 27.63 x 25.00mm

Product


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Tip

HDMI cables can be up to 3~5 meters depending on the backend processer, camera, and the HDMI cable specs. For longer than 5 meter application, you are recommended to use the Arducam Ethernet Extension Kit (SKU: U6248)

Quick Start Guide


Hardware Connection

  • Assemble the 80mm flat cables and lock the connectors in place

  • Place the camera and the adapter board back to back with the spacers, nuts and screws in the following positions.

  • Connect the other adapter board to your Raspberry Pi's MIPI-CSI 2 connector

  • Connect the two adapters with your HDMI cable.

Software

Abstract

We have adapted the HDMI extension kit based on the basic firmware of cameras, you don't need to perform complex and cumbersome operations, you only need to refer to the original operation methods and instructions of the original cameras.

You can check your cameras and find the corresponding instructions below to use the Camera Extension Kit:

Raspberry Pi Native Camera

Sensor Optical Size Resolution
OV5647 1/4'' 5MP
IMX219 1/4'' 8MP
IMX477 1/2.3'' 12MP
IMX708 1/2.43'' 12MP
IMX519 1/2.53'' 16MP
64MP Camera 1/1.7'' 64MP

User Guide

Please refer to the following link to execute the relative steps:

Quick Start Guide for Raspberry Pi Native Camera

For IMX708 Camera, please refer to the following link:

Quick Start Guide for Raspberry Pi IMX708 Camera


Arducam Cameras for NVIDIA Jetson

Sensor Optical Size Resolution
IMX219 1/4'' 8MP
IMX477 1/2.3'' 12MP
IMX519 1/2.53'' 16MP

User Guide

Please refer to the following link to execute the relative steps:

Quick Start Guide for NVIDIA Jetson Native Camera

For IMX519 Camera, please refer to the following link:

Quick Start Guide for Arducam IMX519 Camera on NVIDIA Jetson