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    #TI: Connecting the tm4c1294xl to a ov7670

    PCB/Board designs | 2 min | 1724

    Hi everybody! I have just uploaded two repositories related to the EK-TM4C1294XL!

    You can:

    CTake photos over serial interface: https://goo.gl/8PlS7y
    Stream (slow) video via webserver: https://goo.gl/gQDFTO

    Connect the OmniVision ov7670 -old but everywhere- (version with FIFO AL422B) to the LaunchPad Tiva™ C Series EK-TM4C1294XL and take photos over serial interface, or use the http webserver to get a (slow) video streaming.

    Things used in this project

    Hardware components


    ov7670 - Tiva C EK-TM4C1294XL

    VCC (PIN1)+3v3
    RRST (PIN9)PA0 (1)
    RCLK (PIN11)PP5
    SCL_SCCB (PIN3)PN5 (2)
    SDA_SCCB (PIN4)PN4 (2)
    WEN (PIN7)PM7
    D0-D7 (PIN13-20)PK0-PK7

    CP2102 - Tiva C EK-TM4C1294XL

    CP2102    EK-TM4C1294XL
    TXD PP0
    RXD PP1
    • (1) Check JP4 -> Select CAN
    • (2) I2C pins need pull-up resistors (e.g. 10kOhm connected to +3.3V)


    Serial Interface

    Camera capture
    pyGame window showing taken photo

    To take/get a picture you need to install Python 2.7, pyGame and pySerial:

    1. install python: https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/
    2. install pip: https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/#do-i-need-to-install-pip
    3. install pyGame and pySerial:
      python -m pip install pygame
      python -m pip install pyserial
      python camview_tiva.py COMxx

      xx - UART port.


    To access the camera video stream, use a browser and enter the webserver address (e.g. http://<< camera-ip >>). Using the buttons Start Camera or Capture Image the video streaming starts. The Toggle LED button toggle a LED on the board. This can be used to switch on some infrared LEDs.

    The website is contained on the file io_fsdata.h, the folder fs is converted into this file using makefsfile. The file website.bat can be used for that purpose:

    c:\ti\TivaWare_C_Series-\tools\bin\makefsfile -i fs -o io_fsdata.h -r -h -q 

    Note: change the TivaWare path!


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    • 1.0 - First release.