On Monday 01 November 2004 13:13, Robert Synnott wrote:
> Just before you go assaulting the device to get its chip ID, it might
> just be worth doing an lsmod.
Actually I've found out quite a lot about this webcam:
The Typhoon Webshot II USB webcam is made by Anubis, a German company:
It is on sale at Amazon for 24 pounds sterling,
and can be found at German sites for 20 euro.
I bought mine at Lidl last week for 19.99 euro.
The webcam uses the ZC0301 chip,
which is a bridge between the USB-1.1 output and the sensor.
There is a Linux project for a ZC030x driver at
which states that this webcam uses the tas5130d sensor,
There are apparently a dozen or so cameras
using the ZC030x chips, with various sensors.
The Typhoon is "not yet" supported by this driver,
although work on the driver seems very active,
the latest development being dated 20041029.
Also a very similar camera, with ZC0302 chip and tas5130c sensor, is
There is some interesting information on programming the ZC0301 chip
The vendor/device ID is 10fd-8043 <http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids>:
10fd = Anubis Electronics, 804d = Typhoon Webshot II Webcam [zc0301].
The Linux USB site <http://www.linux-usb.org/>
contains encyclopaedic information on USB devices under Linux.
However, it seems to contain no entries for the Typhoon Webshot.
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