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Denebola – USB 3.0 UVC Reference Design Kit (RDK)

Last Updated: 
Feb 23, 2016

Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) is a USB 3.0 RDK developed by e-con Systems, based on Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 (CYUSB3065) USB 3.0 camera controller and OmniVision CMOS image sensor (OV5640). The CX3 controller interfaces to the CMOS image sensor through a 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface. The RDK can stream uncompressed HD video of up to 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. The RDK enumerates as a USB Video Class (UVC) compliant camera and works with UVC device drivers of major operating systems.

USB 3.0 UVC Reference Design Kit

e-con Systems is a Silver level partner of Cypress Partner Program. For purchase and information about this kit please visit e-con System’s website at

Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) baseboard features:

  • Cypress EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller
  • Built-in SPI Flash and I2C EEPROM for CX3 firmware storage
  • JTAG and RS232 interface for firmware debugging
  • GPIO headers to connect additional interface boards for camera control function such as pan, tilt, zoom, lighting, sync in/out, etc.
  • Provision to mount a standard tripod holder

Omnivision MIPI CSI-2 image sensor daughterboard features:

• VGA 60 fps
• HD (720p) 60 fps
• Full HD (1080p) 30 fps
• 5 M-Pixel 15 fps
  • E-Con Systems 5 MP MIPI camera module featuring Omnivision OV5640 image sensor
  • MIPI CSI-2 interface with sync signals
  • Maximum image transfer rate
  • Focus type           Auto Focus
  • Output format        YUV422