I finally have some time to continue working on my projects and I don’t know where to start first ^_^
Lately I had tons of questions about streaming and especially jpeg streaming. There is no way to get the data from a OV7670 or OV7725 and compress it then stream it through a very slow UART port. Let’s face it, to use Arduino to receive or send data to a standard UART speed higher than 57600 is not possible. Because Arduino is using a 16 Mhz crystal, any “standard” UART speed higher than 57600 have too many errors. You can use however non-standard speeds (125,000/250,000/500,000/1,000,000 bps vs 115,200/230,400/460,800/921,600 bps) if you are using AVR studio and write your own code.
Anyway, this debate made me think: what about compressing out from the camera? I can switch to compression or not based on application and “solve” streaming over low UART port problem. Not that compression and tracking can be used in the same time, but since I get more and more questions, why not?
Got myself pair of OV2640 miniature cameras, did some changes (DVDD is different from OV7670 to OV2640!!!) and hacking the code and voila! I can get now images (raw) from the CTS module :)
I am working now to get my mind around on how jpeg works on this camera and how to control the compression ratio then if is any interest and demand will design a board with micro SD card and jpeg camera to be used for jpeg streaming and tracking.