Computer Vision (1) - Investigating Using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module with FPGA Vision Systems, Part 1
The Raspberry Pi camera module board (Rev 1.3) has been identified by the hobbyist embedded community as an inexpensive camera that would be ideal for computer vision projects. However, the camera may not be usable outside of the Raspberry Pi community, due to the closed source nature of its interface's timing and data characteristics.
This means that to understand how it works, in order to use it in our hobbyist computer vision projects, we may need to hook it up to one of our FPGA boards and perform some "creative" engineering. This should provide some insight into how it operates, which should be right up our alley with us being FPGA "experts" and all. Hence, in this blog post we investigate what would be required to use the Raspberry Pi camera module with our FPGA development kits and projects.