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Surveyor Blackfin Camera Combo

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Surveyor Blackfin Camera Combo


This is a discontinued product.


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This is a bundle of the SRV-1 Blackfin Camera with the combo radio/motor that controls the SRV-1 robot and the Matchport WiFi 802.11b/g radio module. Two-board set includes Blackfin Camera with 500MHz Analog Devices Blackfin BF537 processor, 32MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash, and Omnivision OV9655 1.3 megapixel camera, along with combo radio/motor board, Lantronix Matchport b/g radio module and antenna. It is essentially all of the electronics of the SRV-1 robot except for the battery, motorized base and laser pointers.

The radio/motor board includes an H-bridge which can drive 2 small motors (up to 1A each) and 2 transistor drivers for the laser pointers or LED lighting. The board can also be interfaced directly to 4 electronic speed controllers (ESC's) or servos, as well as I2C, UART, SPI and GPIO based devices.


  • 500MHz Analog Devices Blackfin BF537 Processor (1000 integer MIPS)
  • 32MB SDRAM, 4MB SPI Flash
  • JTAG (tested with section5 ICEbear USB-JTAG)
  • SPI Flash and UART boot mode select
  • External I/O Header (32-pin - 16 x 2 x 0.1")
    • 3.3V Input - 145mA total draw at 500MHz, including camera
    • Board dimensions - 50 mm x 60 mm (2.0" x 2.6"), 36g (1.25 oz) including camera module
    • 2 UARTS - tested at up to 2.5Mbps with CTS/RTS flow control
    • 4 Timers (2 share pins with UART1)
    • SPI - 2 slave select, 1 master select
    • I2C
    • 16 GPIO
    • "S-32 expansion bus" header will support stacking of expansion boards
    • RoHS compliant
  • Omnivision OV9655 1.3 Megapixel Sensor
    • AA Format Module (32-pin header - 16 x 2 x 0.1")
    • Interchangeable Lens - M12 P=0.5 format (12mm diameter, 0.5mm thread pitch). Standard lens is 3.6mm f2.0 (90-deg), optional 2.2mm f2.5 (120-deg)
    • Camera header on production board is 90-degree female (vs straight female header shown in top left photo) - 90-degree expansion connector available to place camera parallel with processor board
    • RoHS compliant
  • Radio/Motor Control Module
    • WiFi communication via Lantronix Matchport WLAN 802.11g radio
    • u.fl connector to external antenna
    • On-board 3.3V high efficiency switching regulator (Recom R-783.3-1.0) for battery input (4.75 - 18.0 VDC)
    • Dual H-bridge motor driver (Fairchild FAN8200) with 1000mA capacity per motor
    • 2 switching transistor drivers with 100mA capacity for laser range pointers
    • Board dimensions - 50 mm x 65 mm (2.0" x 2.6"), 10g (0.4 oz)
    • Mounts to SRV-1 Blackfin Camera via 32-pin external i/o header ("S-32 expansion bus")
    • RoHS compliant

Full specifications for the components of this board combination are found on the SRV-1 Blackfin Camera webpage

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