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Serial JPEG Camera Module - RS232
This product us RoHS compliant This product is PbFree


The uCAM (microCAM) is a highly integrated serial camera module which can be attached to any host system that requires a video camera or a JPEG compressed still camera for embedded imaging applications.

The module uses an OmniVision CMOS VGA colour sensor along with a JPEG compression chip that provides a low cost and low powered camera system. The module has an on-board serial interface (RS232 levels) that is suitable for a direct connection to any host controller or a PC system with a COM port.

User commands are sent using a simple serial protocol that can instruct the camera to send low resolution (160x120 or 80x60) single frame raw images for a quick viewing or high resolution (640x480 or 320x240) JPEG images for storage or viewing.

The uCAM comes in a compact form factor with a built in lens and a 4-wire connector that provides easy access to both power and serial data.

Please download the Datasheet for the µCAM modules (Combines both 232 and TTL Versions in 1 document):


  • Small size, low cost and low powered camera module for embedded imaging applications. 
  • On board OmniVision OV7640/8 VGA colour sensor and JPEG CODEC for various resolutions.
  • 60o, 90o or 120o lens (120o by default)
  • 5V DC Supply @64mA.
  • On-board EEPROM provides a command-based interface to external host via RS232 levels serial link.
  • Supports Raw images with following resolutions:
        - 80 x 60
        - 128 x 96
        - 128 x 128 
        - 160 x 120
        - 320 x 240 (QVGA)
        - 640 x 480 (VGA)
  • Supports JPEG images with following resolutions:
        - 80 x 64
        - 160 x 128
        - 320 x 240 (QVGA)
        - 640 x 480 (VGA)
  • UART: up to 115.2Kbps for transferring JPEG still pictures or Raw images.
  • Supports multiple auto-detect baud rates:
        - 14400bps
        - 56000bps
        - 57600bps
        - 115200bps
  • Built-in down sampling, clamping and windowing circuits for VGA, QVGA, 160x120 or 80x60 image resolutions.
  • Built-in colour conversion circuits for 2-bit gray, 4-bit gray, 8-bit gray, 12-bit RGB, 16-bit RGB or standard JPEG preview images.
  • No external DRAM required.
  • Extended cable with RS232 D-Connector.
  • RoHS Compliant.


  • General purpose embedded imaging and control.
  • Security systems.
  • Access Control systems.
  • Elevator and Remote monitoring.
  • Robot vision, object detection and recognition.
  • Industrial control.
  • Automotive.
  • Medical systems.
  • Smart Home systems.
  • Video intercoms.
  • Electronic Toys and Learning systems.

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