CPiA2 Linux Device Driver
CPiA stands for Color Processor Interface ASIC, and is manufactured by by ST Microelectronics Imaging and Display Division, formerly VLSI Vision Ltd.. CPiA2 is the second generation of this coprocessor, and is capable of producing an MJPEG compressed video stream at 15 frames per second VGA and 30 frames per second CIF over USB 1.1.
This driver was developed orignally by Steve Miller of ST Microelectronics. ST Microelectronics has released the driver code under the GNU Public License, and this website is the home of the open-source development and maintenance.
11th October 2005 - New stable release.
Version 2.0 of both the cpia2 driver and mview have been released, incorporating all the new features and fixes from CVS. Packages are avaliable in our download page.
The 2.0 version of qx5view is in CVS tagged qx5view-2_0 and a package will be released shortly.
4th September 2005 - It's been a while...
We now have Video4Linux2 support! V4L2 brings many improvements over V4L1 with proper support for MJPEG devices and better control of camera features. V4L1 support remains as many application have still not been updated to the new API.
The Digital Blue QX5 Microscope is now fully supported. Bastiaan Bakker has created a new application based on mview called qx5view which gives control of both upper and lower lights and adds a 'smoothing' feature to improve image quality of static objects.
The driver has been updated for kernel 2.6. This is now the main development platform, and although 2.4 support remains it is no longer tested.
A much needed update to the website.
... and many other changes!
- cpia2-development - For developers of the driver.