Camera on RS232 =? Micro-USB module + WebCam


I recently saw a Micro-USB module on Dontronics's web site

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Appearently it convert RS232 to USB and vice versa.

Would it possible (how) to use this Micro-USB module con connect and an off-the shelf USB webcam to a micro controller such as ATMega or PIC? (I do not need high speed or high resolution images)

Reply to
Kouso Wieaka
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No. Because Micro-USB module and a webcamera are both USB devices, and you would need a USB host.


Reply to
Vadim Borshchev

Take a look at the CMUcam, it already outputs serial and may fit your needs.

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I've not used this product, but it resembles some designed-in-house camera boards I've used that worked rather nicely.

Later, Daniel

Reply to
D Herring


The STV0680B chip from ST that is used in numerous cheapo webcams has an RS232 interface, although not for tethered video. You may have to dismantle a webcam and add a RS232 driver.


Reply to
Wim Ton

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