ArduCAM USB3.0 Camera Shield Plus

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Arducam series USB camera shield is a general purpose USB camera control board for PC and embedded signal board computer. It hides the complex nature of the camera and provides the plug and play camera control interface as well as the ready to use SDK library and demo software source code. The Arducam supports variety camera modules from 0.3MP to 21MP or even higher.

Arducam USB3.0 Camera Shield Plus is the latest USB3.0 camera shields, it offers the improved performance and enhanced functions than the previous USB3.0 camera shield. It directly supports MIPI camera, supports RAW hardware decoding, and improves USB3.0 transmission bandwidth.It not only supports high resolution and high frame rate image sensors, but also supports stereoscopy camera and IRCUT control feature. With the given camera configuration files, user can switch between different cameras without any effort. It is the ideal solution for camera evaluation/testing, robot/drone, IoT, machine vision and scientific applications.


  • Support DVP camera module( 8/10/12bitPixel color depth; RAW/YUV/RGB/JPG; VSYN; PCLK)
  • Support MIPI camera module( 1/2/4 Lane; RAW8/RAW10 hardware analysis; RAW/YUV/RGB/JPG ) up to 21MP
  • The maximum output bandwidth of USB3.0 is 360MB
  • Build-in IRCUT control (optional)
  • Provide free binary SDK library and demo software source code


  • Bandwidth: 5-Gbps USB3.0 PHY
  • Camera Databus: [email protected]
  • I/O Voltage Standard: 3.3V
  • Connector: Micro-USB3.0
  • Size: 40 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 10g
  • Power Consumption: 5V/300mA
  • Operation Temperature: -10℃~+55℃

Table 1 Featured Camera Modules Supported

DVP camera

Resolution Frame Rate Camera Module Sensor Vendor
1.2MP 54fps AR0134/AR0135 Aptina
1.3MP 30fps MT9M001 Micron
1.3MP 15fps MT9M112 Micron
2MP 15fps MT9D111 Micron
2MP 15fps OV2640 Omnivision
2.3MP 30fps AR0234 ONSemi
5MP 15fps MT9P001 ONSemi
5MP 15fps OV5640/OV5642 Omnivision
9MP 9.7fps MT9N001 Micron
10MP 7.5fps MT9J001/MT9J003 Aptina
14MP 6fps MT9F001 Aptina

MIPI camera

Resolution Frame Rate Camera Module Sensor Vendor
0.3MP 120fps OV7251 Omnivision
1MP 120fps OV9281 Omnivision
2MP 60fps OV2311/OG02B10 Omnivision
5MP 15fps OV5640 Omnivision
5MP 15fps OV5647 Omnivision
8MP 30fps IMX219 Sony
12.3MP 24fps IMX477 Sony
13MP 20fps IMX135 Sony
16MP 18fps IMX298 Sony
18MP 15fps AR1820HS ONSemi
21MP 13fps IMX230 Sony

HiSPi camera

Resolution Frame Rate Camera Module Sensor Vendor
14MP 10fps MT9F002 Aptina

Table 2 Comparison among USB Camera Shield products

  ArduCAM USB2.0 


Camera Shield (Rev.E)

ArduCAM USB3.0 


Camera Shield

ArduCAM USB3.0 


Camera Shield Plus

DVP Camera support support(function limited) support
MIPI Camera supported(1/2/4 Lane;RAW/YUV/RGB/JPG) indirect support(Arducam


MIPI Adapter Board required)

Number of MIPI Lanes 1 1 2 ( support single-lane display and dual-lane synthesis)
RAW8/RAW10 Hardware Analysis not support not support support
USB Interface USB2.0 USB3.0 (16 bit) USB3.0 (32 bit)
USB bandwidth 40MB 180MB 360MB
IR-cut Support (customization required) Support (customization required) Support (customization required)

Package Including

  • 1 pcs ArduCAM USB3.0 Camera Shield Plus
  • 1 pcs USB3.0 Cable


  • Camera module is not included, should order separately.


USB3.0 Camera Shield Plus


3D Drawing



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