Motorola Roadrunner (© Motorola Inc.)

Motorola Roadrunner (2001)

Introduced in 2001 Motorola offered the Roadrunner, a modular digital still camera reference design. The Roadrunner was a modular system that enabled analysis and functional demonstration of a number of digital still camera features with Motorola CMOS image sensors.

This time the camera was using the SoundVision Clarity 4 ASIC, an impoved version of the Clarity 2. The Clarity 4 however was to be replaced by the end of 2001 with the Motorola Anaconda ASIC. It was possible to add a built-in strobe, status and display LCD's and power supply variants as well as audio features. The modularity concept of the design allowed the users to upgrade from a basic still image capture camera to a fully functional digital camera with the addition and/or interchanging of Plug-n-Play boards.

A limited number of Roadrunner reference platforms were produced and supplied to tier 1 Motorola direct customers on an as needed basis. Non direct customers could obtain the platform through Motorola distribution or internal tactical marketing groups on a priority loaner basis.


  • Brand: Motorola
  • Model: Roadrunner
  • First mentioned: 2001
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP 1/2" Motorola SXGA CMOS
  • Resolution: 1280x1024
  • Internal Storage: 4MB
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: 10mm and 12mm C-mount optics
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: F3.0 - F6.0
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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