I've been trying to learn more about my spy-cam. I opened it up, and found that it has a Anyka AK1120Q IC. I found a datasheet for the: AK3671B but it took a lot of searching.
- Why is it so hard to find information on these IC's?
- Is there an alternate IC I can use if I wish to rig up my own camera from scratch (low cost). I'd like 720p video as well. Maybe get it to stream to my laptop..
- I found a Broadcom BCM2727 chip but as usual the datasheet was hard to find - i found lots of marketing crud. Also, ebay doesn't seem to be selling these IC's loose. In fact I couldn't find a single web-site actually selling any of these IC's but I can find plenty on the IC555. Why is this? Am I googling for the wrong thing? What do I google for?
- Are there any books/resources (besides the wiki) on this subject that I should check out first?
Basically i'm trying to figure out what I need to know in order to build my own Camera (with the help of modern chips[for a reasonable cost] - i'm not dead keen on reinventing the wheel just yet - i know reading from a CCD is quite difficult)