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OAK Thermal

Based on

Ethernet 1Gbps

Dot projector
Sensor 1 - IMX462
95° / 84° / 45°

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RVC2 inside

This OAK device is built on top of the RVC2 architecture, with main features being:


M8 aux connector has 8pin female A-coded connector and the M12 ethernet has 8pin female X-coded connector. Cameras also include an M8 connector cap for waterproofing in case the M8 connector wouldn't be used.
Pin M12 pin M8 pin M8 functionality
1Eth MX0+AUX GPIO 3V33V3 auxiliary GPIO 52. Pull this pin high with 10k resistor at startup for USB boot.
2Eth MX0-FSYNC ISOIsolated Frame synchronization input signal for cameras
3Eth MX1+USB D+USB 2.0 interface that can be used to connect to the OAK device (eg. reflash) if USB boot is enabled (via AUX GPIO 3V3).
4Eth MX1-USB D-USB 2.0 interface that can be used to connect to the OAK device (eg. reflash) if USB boot is enabled (via AUX GPIO 3V3).
5Eth MX3+VBUSINThis pin is used for sourcing 5V power to accessory devices connected to the M8 connector. If trying to boot the device in USB boot mode, this pin can also sink current.
6Eth MX3-Strobe ISOIsolated Strobe output signal for cameras (Open Collector)
7Eth MX2+Isolated GNDIsolated ground for Strobe/FSYNC
8Eth MX2-GNDGround
External triggering: Sensors require 1V8 rising edge on FSYNC for the trigger event. We are using an optocoupler and ESD protection diode, so the input trigger voltage should be 12V (up to 24V) and the trigger logic is reversed, so trigger event happens at 0V on the FSYNC line. For an example, see External FSYNC Example.

Power consumption

Most of the power is consumed by the RVC2, so the power consumption mostly depends on the workload of the VPU:
  • Base consumption + PoE circuitry + camera streaming: 3W - 3.5W
  • AI subsystem consumption: Up to 1W
  • Stereo depth pipeline subsystem: Up to 0.5W
  • Video Encoder subsystem: Up to 0.5W
To reduce the power consumption, you can reduce FPS of the whole pipeline - that way, subsystems won't be utilized at 100% and will consume less power.


This OAK camera has an integrated BNO086, a 9-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). See IMU node for the API details on how to use it.

Operating temperature

The ambient operating temperature of RVC2-based devices is between -20°C and 50°C when fully utilizing the VPU.Similarly to the Power consumption, the max operating temperature depends on VPU utilization. The higher the VPU utilization, the more heat the VPU will generate. The RVC2 VPU can continuously operate at 105 °C, after which the depthai library will automatically shut down the device (to avoid chip damage).To find out more, see our Operative Temperature documentation.