From DealExtreme, I got these tiny iPhone camera modules (sku.16945) and was hoping to get the specs, but no luck. So I thought, why not sacrifice one.
The heat gun melted off the lens in no time. Scratching off the last bits of plastic dirt reveals, as the rumours suggested:
- It’s a SOC2020 or MT9D112 sensor (Aptina), respectively SpecTek WXMK15A in a special package
- The sensor is protected by a glass layer
- The bond wires are connected to a ceramic carrier
- The ceramic carrier is directly soldered onto the flex
Unfortunately, the sensor pinout is still a secret, and I still don’t have an iPhone myself to probe. Perhaps it’s time for some good guessing?
The Sony P990 camera is a Aptina SOC-2010 or MT9D111.
Opening this beast, reveals some more details as shown in the pictures below. Also, we find out more about the sensor:
- It’s seems to be identical with the SpecTek part #WXMK15L
- It’s bonded directly on the flex cable without protection. The bond wires can be damaged very easily when trying to buzz through the connections
- The autofocus is a piezo spiral, driven by high voltage which is generated on the camera module by a DC/DC converter