RAK WisCam is the Modular Based Evaluation Kit to help the developer to design Wi-Fi video product with Linux OS. WisCam can transmit video through Wi-Fi to APPs. This document mainly describes the hardware structure of WisCam and how to use WisCam’s basic function. For example, play video in the mobile app or Windows program.
◆ High-CPU N32905R3DN is built on the ARM926EJ- 32-bit RISC CPU core. The frequency can be up to 200MHz@1.8V. ◆ Wi-Fi Access WisCam uses RTL8189FTV Wi-Fi chipset and it supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n protocol, 2.4GHz Band, 1T1R antenna and SDIO interface. High-speed wireless connection can be up to 150 Mbps. ◆ Easy To Use Once you power on WisCam, you can play the video in mobile apps or Windows program. ◆ Open All Source Code All software source code is available on Github and you can download it.
◆ Arduino compatible RAK WisCam fully compatible with Arduino UNO development board in hardware so it can extend your application with Arduino UNO. ◆ P2P Cloud Server WisCam also has integrated the P2P cloud server(Nabto P2P) to make playing the video anywhere when you access the internet . The mobile APP(Android and IOS) can play the video and interact bidirectional audio between WisCam and APPs. ◆ Video Recording WisCam can record up to 640x480@30FPS RGB MJPEG video. ◆ UART for development WisCam provides UART interface to communicate with Host MCU or Arduino board. This allows you to focus on your application development. ◆ Mobile APPs WisCam provides the source code of mobile app to discover the device and play video. Source code is available on github
◆ Rich Peripherals WisCam provides a 10-bit ADC, a MIC-phone, a UART, a speaker and a dozen of GPIOs(the number will change with different Sub-Board). ◆ Multi- Accessories WisCam also provide accessories to make your application more amusing and easier to use. Sub-Camera and Sub-SD&USB are the critical parts in your application. Sub-Camera is using for collecting the image sensors and play in APPs via Wi-Fi. Sub-SD&USB is using for USB storage or UVC function and more accessories will be available in the near future.
|CPU||Nuvoton N32905R3DN, ARM926EJ-32bit CPU, 200MHz, H/W Encoder|
|Memory||External 128Mbit Flash, Internal 16Mbitx16 DDRII|
|Wi-Fi||RTL8189FTV, 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz Band, 1T1R, SDIO, 150 Mbps|
|Image format||JPEG, 16 bits/pixel – RGB565, 32bits/pixel – ARGB8888|
|Camera||GC0308, VGA CMOS|
|Video||QVGA(320*240) 30FPS, VGA(640*480) 30FPS, MJPEG|
|Lens||648×488 pixel, Angle 102°|
|Audio||16-bit stereo DAC|
|I/O||PWM, I2C, GPIO, ADC, UART, I2S, USB2.0 HS (High-Speed)|
|Power||DC 5V±0.2V, Micro USB|
|Storage||micro-SD, 8-bit data bus|
|Etc.||Support Nabto P2P Cloud|
|HUR_TXD/PWM1/GPD||UART Transparent TXD with 3.3V level|
|HUR_RXD/PWM2/GPD||UART Transparent RXD with 3.3V level|
|IOH1||Speaker Enable PIN,High_Level : Disable(Default),Low_Level : Enable|
|BOOT/GPA7||Run into Recovery Mode or Normal Mode,Normal Mode: Set High_Level(Default) when power on,Recovery Mode: Set Low_Level when power on, Burn firmware.|
|URTXD/ GPA10||Debug UART TXD with 3.3V level|
|URRXD/ GPA11||Debug UART RXD with 3.3V level|
|5V||Power Supply input, DC5V. And another 5V PIN can output,5V Power at the same time. If use micro-USB as a power source,the two 5V PIN are work as output power source.|
|3.3V||Output Power source, DC3.3V.|
WisCam has 2 modes as following.
1) UVC(USB Camera)
The UVC mode is activated when the WisCam board is connected to the PC via a USB cable. You can see the video with UVC capture utility.
2) Wi-Fi Camera: Power supply from the Arduino board.
WisCam board has Arduino pin header form factor so connect it to the Arduino board and supply the power to the Arduino board. Then the Wi-Fi AP works and you can connect it with your mobile phone and see the video streaming via Wi-Fi.
1 Download source code:
git clone https://github.com/RAKWireless/WisCam.git
sudo chmod -R 755 ./
1) After Compile, Copy output/autowriter_gc0308 to your windows PC. Or Download the factory firmware from github: https://github.com/RAKWireless/WisCam/blob/master/Wiscam%20Factory%20Firmware%2020170504.zip
2) Connect BOOT PIN to GND.
3) Connect Wiscam to Windows PC with Micro-USB Cable. Then Wiscam’s power is turned on and operate in Recovery(Boot) mode.
4) Execute AutoWriter.exe in folder autowriter_gc0308 and the select Current Target as SPI then WisCam will burn firmware automatically. If the Status is “Burn Success…….”, the burning is completed.
WisCam support RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) video and audio stream and it have Nabto P2P cloud server, Telnet and UART transparent transmission. Connect the WisCam board to the Arduino board and supply the power to the Arduino board. Then the red LED is turned on .After 5 seconds, blue LED is blinking. After 30 seconds, you can connect the SoftAP with your mobile phone.
Default Configuration: Power on as SoftAP; Default SSID: WisCam+MAC address, For example: WisCam-3a-1d-d9-7b-3a-15 Default Password:12345678 Default Gateway IP: 192.168.100.1 Default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Video Encode Format: MJPEG.
1 Install app:
iOS: you can download IOS App at the App Store “WisCam”
3 Then click play icon to scan and play the video.
Nabto platform provides direct real-time connectivity with no firewall or dynamic IP hassle and control the embedded devices directly from HTML-in real-time or stream data directly to and from device.Now nabto start by default with no password, so you can change nabto id and password through “nabto” command.
You can get the nabto ID with http command.Please use your PC or smartphone to connect the wiscam’s Soft-AP , then open the broswer to input the link (command) to get the current module’s Nabto ID :http://192.168.100.1/cgi-bin/param.cgi?action=list&group=nabto
Then add the id(lx520…) in the picture is just for test,you can change it though http command(http://192.168.100.1/cgi-bin/param.cgi?action=update&group=nabto&nabto_id= lx520.xxxxxx.rakwireless.com &Nabto_key= xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) or change /mnt/nand1-2/etc/nabtonat_config in your terminal(For more information, refer to the Program Guide)
Exactly id: nabto_id: lx520.xxxxxx.rakwireless.com Nabto_key: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Note: If you need new Nabto ID to test , please contact this email firstname.lastname@example.org to get new ID.
Input the nabto ID to Add remote device. And then select software decode(surfaceview),MJPEG Format and default password admin.then you will play the video in APPs.(the following picture is from android APP).
If you want to modify the configuration of this module, or if you want to develop this module, we provide all the source code for the module.
The module's open source code see github :
To view the module's IOS phone APP source code see github :
To view the module's Android phone APP source code see github :
Here to tell you how to amend the program after the firmware download to the module?