Motorola Coyote (© Motorola Inc.)

Motorola Coyote (2000)

Introduced in 2000 Motorola offered the Coyote, an entry-level digital camera reference design. The camera was also known as the SoundVision SV1307 RDK. The Coyote low-end digital camera was fairly simplistic and cost efficient design to provide a convenient means to bring a camera system quickly on the market.

It consisted of a Motorla VGA CMOS sensor, the SoundVision Clarity 2 ASIC, 2MB Flash Memory, 2MB SDRAM and a 9V block battery. The entire bill of materials was about $35 which is very cost efficient. On top of the CMOS sensor, an 8 or 12mm C-mount optic could be mounted. The camera also had USB connectivity.


  • Brand: Motorola
  • Model: Coyote DC reference design
  • First mentioned: 2000
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $35 (BOM)
  • Imager Type: 0.35MP 1/3" Motorola VGA CMOS
  • Resolution: 640x480
  • Internal Storage: 2MB
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: 8mm and 12mm C-mount optics
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: F2.0 - F6.0
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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