Configuring Aptina MT9P031 using i2c-tools

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= Introduction =
= Introduction =
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This page shows how to access the MT9P031 registers using ''i2c-tool'' in order to read and/or write them.
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= How to know where your sensor  is? =
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If you didn't know in which i2c address your sensor is you can find it easily by following the next steps:
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1. Don't connect your camera module to the board and start it.
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2. Once it started run the following command in your board's terminal:
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i2cdetect -l
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</pre>
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This command will show you any I2C bus available. In our case it will outputs something like this:
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i2c-1 i2c      DaVinci I2C adapter            I2C adapter
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This tell us we have one I2C bus which ID is ''i2c-1''.
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3. Once you got the I2C bus name you can get a map of the I2C devices connected to it by running
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i2cdetect -y <numerical_id>
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</pre>
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where ''numerical_id'' is the number that ends your I2C bus's ID. In our case we can run ''i2cdetect -y 1'' and it will outputs the following map:
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    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
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00:          -- -- -- -- -- 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- --
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30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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</pre>
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4. Turn off you board, connect the camera module and repeat the process until get the I2C bus map. You will get something like this:
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<pre>
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    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
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00:          -- -- -- -- -- 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- --
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30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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</pre>
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We can see now the presence of the camera sensor at the address 0x48, we need this address in order to tell the i2c-tools which device we want to access.
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Revision as of 16:43, 8 March 2011

Introduction

This page shows how to access the MT9P031 registers using i2c-tool in order to read and/or write them.

How to know where your sensor is?

If you didn't know in which i2c address your sensor is you can find it easily by following the next steps:

1. Don't connect your camera module to the board and start it.

2. Once it started run the following command in your board's terminal:

i2cdetect -l

This command will show you any I2C bus available. In our case it will outputs something like this:

i2c-1	i2c       	DaVinci I2C adapter             	I2C adapter

This tell us we have one I2C bus which ID is i2c-1.

3. Once you got the I2C bus name you can get a map of the I2C devices connected to it by running

i2cdetect -y <numerical_id>

where numerical_id is the number that ends your I2C bus's ID. In our case we can run i2cdetect -y 1 and it will outputs the following map:

     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
00:          -- -- -- -- -- 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- 
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 

4. Turn off you board, connect the camera module and repeat the process until get the I2C bus map. You will get something like this:

     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
00:          -- -- -- -- -- 08 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- 
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 

We can see now the presence of the camera sensor at the address 0x48, we need this address in order to tell the i2c-tools which device we want to access.

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