Geekifix is dedicated to disassembling Xiaomi products, the team disassembled the Xiaomi iSC5 earlier this year, we are delighted to share their article with you. Xiaomi iSC5 is a Wi-Fi cube camera delivers 1080p video. We suppose low cost is one of the major reasons why people want to try this camera. In order to reduce the overal cost of the camera, the camera adopts Sonix SN98660AFG SoC and SmartSens SC2035 CMOS hardware design.
Sonix SoCs are rarely utilized in IP security solution, they typically are used for low-cost car DVR cameras. SmartSens is the emerging CMOS image sensor manufactuer in China, the company is able to produce up to 5-megapixel resolution CMOS image sensors.
Now let’s disassemble Xiaomi iSC5 cube camera. Disassemble two screws beneath the camera.
Using the case opener to separate the buttom cover from the body.
Successfully open the cover
On the bottom cover, we can find the speaker which connects to the PCB board via the plug.
There are three screws to fix the internal main-board.
The Wi-Fi antenna is adhered to the camera’s housing.
Wi-Fi atenna adopts IPX interface, quite easy to disconnect. This also provides the convenience that enabling DIYers to add a high-power Wi-Fi amplifier to achieve long range video transmission.
The front view of core module.
The sideview of core module.
Each PCB connects through soft cable. Disconnect all soft cables.
The CMOS component is fixed to the plastic frame.
In terms of CMOS image sensor, it’s a 1/2.7 inch CMOS image sensor that has 1920x1080 Full High Definition video capturing capability, supports 8x digital zoom, image distortion correction. The plastic compound is IR-Cut filter which can filter the unnatural lights (e.g. Infrared) at day to provide true color reproduction image.
Removing the IR-CUT filter, we can find the CMOS image sensor, it’s SmartSens CMOS image sensor, we suppose the model is SC2035.
The processor and Wi-Fi module.
We can find the TF memory card slot and a tiny microphone on the PCB board.
Two USB ports which are soldered firmly on the PCB board.
UTC BA6208G driver IC
REALTEK RTL8188ETV WiFi module
SONiX SN98660AFG SoC, which is typically used in dashboard cameras.
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