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Harrier HDMI Camera Interface Board

Part Number: AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A

  • HDMI interface solution for the Tamron MP1110M, MP1010M and Sony EV-series (e.g. EV7520A) cameras.
  • HDMI output via (micro) Type D connector.
  • Supports HD modes up to 1080p60.
  • Remote camera control (VISCA™) via TTL serial port.
  • Video output mode selected by DIP switches or VISCA™ control.
  • Built-in test pattern generator.
  • Kits for mounting the interface board to Tamron or Sony cameras are available.
  • Interface boards and cameras can be purchased as pre-assembled modules.
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The Harrier HDMI Camera Interface Board (AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A) is a member of Active Silicon’s Harrier series of camera interface boards; it provides HDMI output for autofocus-zoom cameras such as the Tamron MP1110M-VC/-WP and MP1010M-VC cameras, and the Sony EV-series (e.g. Sony FCB-EV7520A).

The HDMI output is enabled when an HDMI cable is connected. On power-up, the camera video mode may be selected by the DIP switch settings on the board. Camera video modes, along with other camera and interface board functions, may also be controlled by TTL serial communication.

The Harrier HDMI Camera Interface Board can also be supplied in a USB & HDMI variant. The Interface Board can be purchased as board only or as assembled camera solution mounted to an Tamron autofocus-zoom camera or Sony FCB block camera. For more information contact our team.

General product information

HDMI Operation

The HDMI output is enabled when an HDMI cable is plugged in. The video mode of the HDMI output is the same as the output of the camera; there is no video mode conversion carried out in the interface board. To change the mode of the HDMI output the mode of the camera should be changed using VISCA serial commands or DIP switch settings (and power cycling). Video modes up to 1080p60 are supported.

Status LED

The interface board is fitted with a multi-color LED to indicate camera status.

Solid Green:
Camera and interface board are powered and working correctly.

Solid Red:
The interface board is powered but there is a fault/problem e.g. no video data is being received; internal power supply voltages outside specification; temperature is over recommended limit.

Video Mode on Power-up

On power-up, the camera interface board will read the SW1 DIP switches and set the camera video mode accordingly. If the DIP switches are set for ‘Default Camera Mode’ then the camera (and camera interface board) will power-up in the video mode last set on the camera.

For more information see the section on DIP switch settings in the datasheet.

Analog Output:

Some cameras can be set to output an analog video signal (e.g. Tamron MP1110M-VC), this signal is accessible as an output on the PWR/CTRL (J3) connector on the camera interface board. When the Tamron camera mode is set to PAL/NTSC (analog) output there is no digital video output from the camera and hence no HDMI output.
Note: the ground for the analog video signal is connected to the camera ground.

Test Pattern:

A video test pattern output may be selected by (a) driving pin 1 of connector J2 low, or (b) sending the appropriate VISCA command over serial communications.
For interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands, refer to the section Camera Interface Board VISCA Commands in the datasheet.

Camera Control:

The camera settings (including video mode) can be controlled by serial VISCA commands (via the board PWR/CTRL connector – J3).
The camera VISCA serial signal is routed through the interface board and VISCA commands may be used to control both the camera and the interface board.

For information on camera operation using VISCA serial commands please refer to the camera’s user/technical manual.

CIB VISCA Commands:

For interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands:

The VISCA protocol can support connection of up to 8 cameras in a network; each camera is assigned a separate address. The default camera address is 1. To differentiate camera interface board specific commands from camera commands, the interface board is pre-assigned a fixed VISCA address of 2.
VISCA commands are composed of a series of hexadecimal format numbers that are sent to the camera.

For a list of the commands refer to the section Camera Interface Board VISCA Commands in the Harrier HDMI Camera Interface Board datasheet.

Note: When listing VISCA commands a blank space is introduced between each byte to aid legibility. The numbers sent to the camera/interface board must be sent without blank spaces.

Mechanical Overview:

See “Other Information” tab above for mechanical overview diagrams.

Connector specification

KEL30 Connector (J1)

The interface board is fitted with a 30-way miniature connector to link to the matching connector on the camera.

Connector type: KEL USL00-30L.

Mating cable: KEL USL20-30SS-010-C (100mm length) or KEL USL20-30SS-005-C (50mm length) 30-way micro coaxial cable. This cable can be supplied with the interface board (see ordering information). Other lengths also available (subject to minimum order quantities).

Input/Output Connector (J2)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 4-way connector for Vsync signal output and test pattern/reset control inputs.

Connector type: JST SM04B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable can be purchased as part of a cable kit (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignments and control options.

Power and Control Connector (J3)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 10-way connector for power and serial control.

Connector type: JST SM10B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable can be purchased as part of a cable kit (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignment and output options.

JTAG Connector (J4):

Test connector used in manufacturing for circuit verification.

HDMI Output Connector (J5)

The interface board is fitted with a micro HDMI display output connector. HDMI output is active when an HDMI cable is connected.

Connector type: HDMI Type D (micro).

Mating Connector: Standard micro HDMI cable.

Video Mode DIP Switch (SW1)

The interface board is fitted with an 8-way DIP switch (SW1) to enable selection of camera video format on power-up. Switches 5-8 are reserved for future use. See datasheet for the configuration of the DIP switch elements.

Conformance

HDMI:

Compliant with HDMI specification 1.4a.

Approvals:

The Harrier HDMI Camera Interface Board has been designed to meet EMC and FCC requirements when housed in a suitable enclosure:

CE – Compliant with the relevant EU directives as listed below.

RoHS – Conforms to RoHS3, the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2015/863/EU.

EMC – Compliant with EN 55022:2010 (class A) and EN 55024:2010 in accordance with EU Directive 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility.

REACH – Compliant with the requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006), the European Union’s chemical substances regulatory framework for Substances of Very High Concern.

UL – All printed circuit boards used in this product are manufactured by UL recognized manufacturers and have a flammability rating of 94-V0.

FCC – Compliant with FCC Rules for Class A digital devices.

Physical and environmental details

Dimensions:

51mm x 39mm.

Weight:

~10g (interface board only, no cables).

Power Supply:

8.25V to 12.25V.

Power Consumption:

0.2-0.4W typical with HDMI active @1080p60.
Note: does not include camera power.

Storage Temperature:

-40°C to +125°C.

Operating Temerature:

0°C to +70°C (ambient environment).

Relative Humidity:

10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage).

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A

HDMI output camera interface board for the Tamron MP1x10M and Sony EV cameras.
Analog composite output from Tamron camera.
Board only, no cables included.

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-1110-A

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A Harrier HDMI interface board supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-VC, with ASCIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-1110WP-A

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A Harrier HDMI interface board supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-WP, with AS-CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-7520A-A

AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A Harrier HDMI interface board supplied mounted to a Sony FCB EV7520A block camera with AS-CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-EVAL-A

Evaluation Kit for Harrier HDMI and the Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board.
Includes power supply, cabling and the Harrier Evaluation Board with PC serial interface (via USB UART).

AS-CIB-USL30-100MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 100mm.
(Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-010-C).

AS-CIB-USL30-50MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 50mm.
(Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-005-C).

AS-CIB-CBLKIT-003-A

Cable kit for AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A containing cables for J2, J3, and J4 that connect to the Harrier Evaluation Board.

AS-CIB-FIXKIT-001-A

Plastic clip, screws and spacers for mounting the AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A to Tamron MP1110M camera.

AS-CIB-BRK-002-A

Metal bracket, screws and spacers for mounting AS-CIB-HDMI-001-A to Sony FCB-EV7520A camera.