Spinel SC20MPC series Camera is a highly integrated serial camera module which can be attached to any host system that requires a JPEG compressed still camera for embedded imaging applications. SC20MPC is an upgraded design of SC20MPA that is ideal for outdoor applications.
The SC20MPC uses a 1/4’’ CMOS color image 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 (TTL/RS232/RS485) that is suitable for a direct connection to any host microcontroller UART or a PC system COM port.
The SC20MPC camera is capable of outputting JPEG format images only.
User commands are sent using a simple serial protocol (VC0706 protocol compatible) that can instruct the camera to send high resolution (160×120 to 1600×1200) JPEG images for storage or viewing. PC test tool and sample code are provided for easy testing and programming into microcontrollers.
The SC20MPC camera comes in a compact form factor with a built in lens and a 4-Pin PH 2.0 socket connector that provides easy access to both power and serial data.
There is a locking screw on the barrel of the lens holder, which is used to lock the focus in place once set, to prevent it from inadvertently being changed.
The latest SC20MPC camera has been redesigned in May, 2017 with better performance.