Arducam OV9281 camera driver installation problems


I am trying to install the drivers from this tutorial to use V4L2 commands (section 7):

But I am facing some issues. I use RPI 3B and Kerner version is: 5.4.51-v7+. The camera board is UC-580 Rev.C with OV9281 sensor.

When I insert $ ./
I got “bash: ./ no such file or directory”

Then I go to manual installation and when I enter the following part

Compile the device tree for the OV9281 camera:
sudo dtc -I dts -O dtb -o /boot/overlays/arducam-OV9281.dtbo arducam-OV9281.dts
I receive: “FATAL ERROR: Couldn’t open “arducam-OV9281.dts”: No such file or directory”

I am doing something wrong?

I had already installed the driver before in this rpi, so I need to erase everything and intall again to update the device tree?

Best Regards,

Eduardo Ronchi

Hi @Ronchi ,

This driver is no longer maintained a long time ago, you can use this SDK now:

So the arducam module has no V4L2 complience?? I can only work with it by the SDK?

Hi @Ronchi ,

For now, yes.
The old version of the v4l2 driver has been deprecated for some reason.

Hello @wong,

Thanks for the info. May you tell me which CCD part number is used in this sensor module (UC-580 Rev.C with OV9281 sensor)?

Hi @Ronchi ,

what do you mean “CCD part number”?
The CCD sensor model is ov9281.

Ah, ok. Thanks.

Can you share the hardware layout of this module?


Best regards,



Arducam just provide schematic diagram.