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Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board

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

  • USB 3.1 Gen1 and HDMI interface solution for the Tamron MP1110M-VC, MP1010M-VC and Sony EV series (e.g. EV7520A) cameras.
  • SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Video Class output via USB 3.x Type C connector.
  • HDMI output via (micro) type D connector.
  • Supports HD modes up to 1080p60.
  • Simultaneous display on both video outputs.
  • Remote camera control (VISCA) via RS-232/RS-485/TTL comms port or USB 3.1 (UVC) port.
  • Video output mode selected by DIP switches or VISCA control.
  • Built-in test pattern generator.
  • Board can be mounted on the side of Tamron MP1010M and MP1110M cameras using existing Tamron metal bracket.
  • Assembled camera solutions available.
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Description

Products Specs

Downloads

Other Information

This interface solution from Active Silicon’s Harrier series of camera interface boards provides HDMI and USB Video Class (UVC) v 1.1 output for the Tamron MP1110M-VC/-WP and MP1010M-VC cameras, as well as other autofocus zoom camera brands such as the Sony EV series.

USB Video output is enabled when the board is connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.x host.  The HDMI output is always 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 serial communications over RS‑485/RS-232/TTL, or by using UVC commands over the USB interface.  The USB interface serves as both (UVC) video output and USB based control input port.

An example UVC Windows application (with source code) is available with the Harrier USB SDK.

The Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board can also be supplied in HDMI or USB only variants. It 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

USB/UVC Operation

The SuperSpeed USB video port (USB Type C, J6) can be used to stream/acquire image data in parallel with the HDMI display output. The USB port provides a UVC compliant stream, and video data may be viewed on any UVC compliant host application such as VLC, VirtualDub or the Harrier Example Application. This example application is delivered as part of the Harrier USB SDK with full source code; it demonstrates how to receive, record, display and save image data from the USB Video Class driver. The Harrier USB SDK can be downloaded here.

The video mode of the UVC stream 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 UVC stream the mode of the camera should be changed using VISCA serial commands, UVC control or DIP switch settings (and power cycling). Video modes up to 1080p60 are supported.

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, UVC control or DIP switch settings (and power cycling). Video modes up to 1080p60 are supported.

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 “VISCA control” of the 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.

Camera Control

The camera settings (including video mode) can be controlled by serial VISCA commands (via the board PWR/CTRL connector – J3), or by UVC control (via the USB Type C port – J6). Selection of UVC or serial VISCA control is determined by the (SW1) DIP switch settings; these DIP switches also determine the type of serial communication (RS-485/RS-232/TTL) used at the PWR/CTRL connector.

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

The VISCA serial signal is routed through the interface board and to the camera. However, this serial signal is also connected to the camera interface board; extended VISCA commands (not used by the camera) may be used to control the interface board.

Information on interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands and the commands themselves are found in the datasheet (see downloads).

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

Analog Output

Tamron cameras can output an analog video signal, this signal is accessible as an output from the camera interface board on the PWR/CTRL (J3) connector. When the camera mode is set to PAL/NTSC (analog) output there is no digital video output from the Tamron camera.

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/USB communications.

For interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands, refer to the Active Silicon Technical Note on “Extended VISCA Commands” available under the “download” tap on this page.

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.

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.  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 supplied with the interface board (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 supplied with the interface board (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.

USB 3.0 Connector (J6)

This USB Type C connector provides a USB Video Class (UVC) v1.1 video stream for connection to a host PC. The connector also provides a UVC control port for camera control (optional).

Connector type: USB Type C (5 Gbps)

Mating Connector: Standard USB 3.x Type A/C to Type C cable (5 Gbps min.)

Switches, status LED and VISCA control

Video and Control 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, and VISCA camera control communication modes. See datasheet for the configuration of the DIP switch elements.

Status LED ("LED1):

The interface board is fitted with multi-color LED to indicate camera status, see above for more information.

VISCA Control:

The VISCA serial signal is routed through the interface board and to the camera.  However, this serial signal is also connected to the camera interface board; extended VISCA commands (not used by the camera) may be used to control the interface board.

For information on interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands, refer to the Active Silicon Technical Note on “Extended VISCA Commands” available under “downloads” on this product page.

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

Conformance

USB Video:

Compliant with SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (UVC).

HDMI:

Compliant with HDMI specification 1.4a.

Approvals:

The 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.

Mechanical Overview:

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

Physical and environmental details

Dimensions:

51mm x 39mm.

Weight:

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

Power Supply:

8.25V to 12.25V

Power Consumption:

1.6W typical @1080p60 with USB and HDMI active. (Note: does not include camera power).

Storage Temperature:

-40°C to +125°C.

Operating Temperature:

0°C to +70°C (ambient environment).

Relative Humidity:

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

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-A

USB video (UVC) and 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-USBHDMI-001-1110-A

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-A supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-VC with AS‑CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-1110WP-A

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-A supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-WP with AS‑CIB-USL30-100MM connecting cable fitted.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-EVAL-A

Evaluation Kit for Harrier USB/HDMI output camera interface board. Includes power supply, cabling and Harrier Evaluation Kit 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).

Note: if you are mounting the interface board to the side of the camera this cable will be too short, the 100mm cable is required.

AS-CIB-CBLKIT-003-A

Cable kit for AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-A containing cables for J2 and J3 that connect to the Harrier Evaluation Kit board.

AS-CIB-FIXKIT-001-A

Plastic clip, screws and spacers for mounting board to Tamron MP1110M camera.