THSCU101 13-megapixel PDAF UVC camera Reference Design Kit


The THSCU101 is a 13-megapixel Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) USB Video Class (UVC) camera Reference Design Kit.


The Kit is based on THine’s THP7312 image signal processor (ISP), Sony’s IMX258 13MP CMOS PDAF image sensor, and Cypress’ EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller. It provides users with optimized ISP and USB control firmware, reference circuit schematics, and scalability for high image quality in production. In addition, further customization of the Kit performance is easily achievable using THine’s GUI based Software development tools. As a result, the kit accelerates customers’ time-to-market without expensive initial costs for developing embedded camera systems.


This new THEIA-CAM improves upon the Ascella Kit previously introduced by THine and Cypress. In addition to delivering high resolution performance such as full HD and 4K Ultra HD, it adds PDAF technology that provides the ultra-fast auto-focus functionality preferred for live video streaming applications. The Kit’s single 35 x 36 mm (1.38 x 1.42 in.) board allows flexible integration. Also, the ISP firmware compensates for CMOS Camera Module variations to achieve perfect unit-to-unit image quality in production.


THine’s THP7312 ISP supports high-resolution performance of up to 16 megapixels with industry-leading throughput, low latency, and low power consumption. The Cypress’ CX3 adds SuperSpeed USB connectivity to any image sensor that is compliant with the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) standard. The Kit enables plug-and-play operation, and it includes firmware optimized for all USB camera functions, significantly shortening development time and reducing engineering costs. Developers can use this smart reference design kit as a production-ready final product or as a development tool for high-resolution camera systems.


Each THSCU101 Kit includes a camera board pre-installed in a protective clear case along with a USB cable. To view video streaming through the THSCU101, the user simply connects the USB cable to a PC, launches a PC Camera application, and selects “change camera”.


THSCU101, the first Kit in the family, is a USB Video Class Camera.


Mechanical Specification

Board Width35 mm
Board Height36 mm
Board thickness1.2 mm
Width with case39 mm
Height with case40 mm
Thickness with case35.2 mm
Weight (Camera)6 g
Weight (including camera case)26 g


Optical Specifications

Image sensor pixel size1.12 x 1.12um
Optical size1/3.06”
Type of ShutterRolling shutter
Focus TypePDAF, Contrast AF and Manual Focus available
Field of View (Diagonal)78.4°
F. NO2.0 +/- 5%
Effective Focal Length (EFL)3.57 mm
TV Distortion< 1.5%
Optical Distortion< 2.0%


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