The USB camera module is a general-purpose camera control board designed for both PCs and embedded systems like the ARM, Raspberry Pi, Odroid, and similar hardware. It supports almost all parallel interface image sensors and many MIPI camera sensors, including both global and rolling shutter sensors. The USB cameras adopt the standards of the USB interface, so they are easily expandable and adapted. What’s more, they could be made driver-free by following the USB device standards.
Different Camera Lens Optional
The UVC is one of the USB device classes. The drivers for UVC cameras to work have already been preinstalled in the operating system. Those driver-free USB cameras are UVC cameras. Computer and other mobile devices are connected directly through the USB interface simply plug and play. These UVC compliant camera modules are compatible with Windows and Linux software and do not require drivers.
The USB camera module integrates the camera unit and the video capture unit, and then connects to the host system through the USB interface. The camera unit combining the camera lens to the image sensor depends on different image requirements like view angle, resolution, sensor features, etc. The video capture unit usually considers the image processing application: the filter which wavelength band we need, compatible DSP or microcontroller, sensor commands support, frame rate, etc. IADIY offers several UVC board cameras as an implement for our current embedded MIPI camera modules. These cameras have more case-specific features like Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), low light enhancement, also different view angle camera lens optional.