Monday, May 20, 2013

Raspberry Pi camera module now available from RS Components

GERMANY: RS Components (RS) can now deliver the Raspberry Pi camera module. A prototype of this module was first demonstrated at the booth of RS at Electronica in Munich last November.

The Raspberry Pi camera module only costs $ 25 and includes a CMOS image sensor from OmniVision. The individual pixels of the backside illumination sensor are only 1.4 microns in size and enable taking pictures with 5 megapixels and video recording at a resolution of 720p at 60 frames and 1080p at 30 frames per second.

The camera module is the Raspberry Pi connected to the camera port and uses the CSI standards for data transmission and I2C for control. The user can use this to perform video recordings in high definition (HD) with highly efficient H264 video compression.

"During the last months we have put a lot of work in the refinement and tuning of the Raspberry Pi camera module," said Gordon Hollingworth , head of Software of Raspberry Pi "We are very pleased that we can present to the public the camera board now. It is very small, weighs only a few ounces, has an impressive resolution and provides a very inexpensive way to create photos and use them for development and documentation. test units we have sent, will include in medical laboratories Universities used, and we have some stunning images of aircraft and equipment from projects seen for face recognition, which were made ​​with the camera module. "

"The prototype of the camera module came in November with great interest, and the finished product was much anticipated," said Glenn Jarrett, head of Global Product Marketing of RS. "We are pleased that we can now begin to ship the modules to our customers. The team of the Raspberry Pi Foundation deserves great praise, that they have the hardware refined with full commitment and quickly brought to series production. Now we can support our customers The eagerly await this product, supply from stock. "

The Raspberry Pi camera module from now on RS Components and ordered online via the Raspberry Pi Store. Notes on the integration of the camera module in your development and application tips, visit within the RS DesignSpark online design community. The contained herein Raspberry Pi Design Centre contains useful information and guidance, including on the Raspberry Pi update on the current operating system (OS) via SD card.

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