ipctool

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IP camera hardware checking tool

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This basic concept belongs to Maxim Chertov (thank you for your original utility) and Nikita Orlov (for cute YAML format for describing hardware). A warm welcome also to Igor Zalatov (for suggestions for new features and describing ways to do them).


Download

Use the link to download latest build (even directly to your camera). The build uses musl C library to work on vast majority of hardware.

Alternative launch methods

Usage

# ipctool -h
Where:
  -c, --chip-name           read chip name
  -s, --sensor-name         read sensor model and control line
  -t, --temp                read chip temperature (where supported)

  backup <filename>         save backup into a file
  restore [mac|filename]    restore from backup (cloud-based or local file)
     [-s, --skip-env]       skip environment
     [-f, --force]          enforce
  upgrade <bundle>          upgrade to OpenIPC firmware (experimental feature, use only on cameras with UART)
     [-f, --force]          enforce
  printenv                  drop-in replacement for fw_printenv
  setenv <key> <value>      drop-in replacement for fw_setenv
  dmesg                     drop-in replacement for dmesg
  i2cget <device address> <register>
  spiget <register>
                            read data from I2C/SPI device
  i2cset <device address> <register> <new value>
  spiset <register> <new value>
                            write a value to I2C/SPI device
  i2cdump [--script] <device address> <from register> <to register>
  spidump [--script] <from register> <to register>
                            dump data from I2C/SPI device
  reginfo [--script]        dump current status of pinmux registers
  gpio (scan|mux)           GPIO utilities
  trace [--skip=usleep] <full/path/to/executable> [program arguments]
                            dump original firmware calls and data structures
  -h, --help                this help

When run without parameters utility produces YAML with all hardware-specific information about given IP-camera or DVR:

---
board:
  vendor: Xiongmai
  model: 50H20L
  cloudId: 3beae2b40d84f889
chip:
  vendor: HiSilicon
  model: 3516CV300
ethernet:
  mac: "00:12:89:12:88:e1"
  u-mdio-phyaddr: 1
  phy-id: 0x001cc816
  d-mdio-phyaddr: 0
rom:
  - type: nor
    block: 64K
    chip:
      name: "w25q128"
      id: 0xef4018
    partitions:
      - name: boot
        size: 0x30000
        sha1: 7a7a83e9
        contains:
          - name: xmcrypto
            offset: 0x1fc00
          - name: uboot-env
            offset: 0x20000
      - name: romfs
        size: 0x2e0000
        path: /,squashfs
        sha1: 62529dab
      - name: user
        size: 0x300000
        path: /usr,squashfs
        sha1: cbb7e9ca
      - name: web
        size: 0x160000
        path: /mnt/custom/data/Fonts,squashfs
        sha1: 48140b3b
      - name: custom
        size: 0x40000
        path: /mnt/custom,cramfs
        sha1: fb72a5f5
      - name: mtd
        size: 0x50000
        path: /mnt/mtd,jffs2,rw
    size: 8M
    addr-mode: 3-byte
ram:
  total: 128M
  media: 72M
firmware:
  u-boot: "2010.06-svn1098 (Jun 11 2018 - 13:17:42)"
  kernel: "3.18.20 (Thu Jul 5 14:44:19 CST 2018)"
  toolchain: gcc version 4.9.4 20150629 (prerelease) (Hisilicon_v500_20170922) 
  libc: uClibc 0.9.33.2
  sdk: "Hi3516CV300_MPP_V1.0.0.0 B010 Release (Jun 22 2018, 19:22:22)"
  main-app: /usr/bin/Sofia
sensors:
- vendor: Sony
  model: IMX291
  control:
    bus: 0
    type: i2c
    addr: 0x34
  params:
    bitness: 12
    databus: LVDS 4 ch
    fps: 30
  data:
    type: LVDS
    lane-id:
    - 0
    - 1
    - 2
    - 3
    lvds-wdr-en: 0
    lvds-wdr-mode: 0
    lvds-wdr-num: 0
    raw-data-type: RAW_DATA_12BIT
    sync-mode: LVDS_SYNC_MODE_SAV
    data-endian: LVDS_ENDIAN_BIG
    sync-code-endian: LVDS_ENDIAN_BIG
    sync-code:
    - 
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
    - 
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
    - 
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
    - 
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
      - 0xab0, 0xb60, 0x800, 0x9d0
  clock: 37.125MHz

In your own scripts

As backup/restore tool

As reverse engineering tool

Supported SoCs

Tested on:

Manufacturer Models
HiSilicon Hi3516CV100/200/300, Hi3516EV100/200/300, Hi3516DV300, Hi3518EV100
SigmaStar SSC335
Xiongmai XM510, XM530, XM550
Rockchip RV1109

Please test on your device to help us extend the list.

Supported boards

Tested on:

Manufacturer Models
Xiongmai Various models
Hankvision V6202IR-IMX327
Ruision RS-H649F-A0, RS-H651JAI-AO, RS-H656S-AO
TP-Link NC210

Supported sensors

Tested on:

Manufacturer Models
Silicon Optronics, Inc. JX-F22, JX-F23, JX-F37, JX-H62, JX-H65, JX-K05
Sony IMX224, IMX290, IMX291, IMX307, IMX322, IMX323, IMX327, IMX335, IMX415
ON Semiconductor AR0130, AR0237
SmartSens SC2135, SC2232, SC2235, SC2235P, SC2239, SC2315e (SC307E, SC4239Р), SC335E (SC5300)
OmniVision OV9712
GalaxyCore GC2053

Please test on your device to help us extend the list.


Support

OpenIPC offers two levels of support.

Please consider subscribing for paid commercial support if you intend to use our product for business. As a paid customer, you will get technical support and maintenance services directly from our skilled team. Your bug reports and feature requests will get prioritized attention and expedited solutions. It’s a win-win strategy for both parties, that would contribute to the stability your business, and help core developers to work on the project full-time.

If you have any specific questions concerning our project, feel free to contact us.

Participating and Contribution

If you like what we do, and willing to intensify the development, please consider participating.

You can improve existing code and send us patches. You can add new features missing from our code.

You can help us to write a better documentation, proofread and correct our websites.

You can just donate some money to cover the cost of development and long-term maintaining of what we believe is going to be the most stable, flexible, and open IP Network Camera Framework for users like yourself.

You can make a financial contribution to the project at Open Collective.

Thank you.

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