CIF single chip driver for webcam

By bhu ยท 167 replies
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Francesco

    Francesco TS Rookie

    hi all

    hi all, How are u all i hope u are fine. I need some help with something. i need the software for a CIF Single chip webcam. i will be very gratefull if someones gives it to me. Here is my email address.
  2. -SOAD-

    -SOAD- TS Rookie


    Thanks alot hoobabooba the drivers work and i am now able to use my webcam again :grinthumb . Anyone else who needs drivers for a CIF single chip follow the link that hoobabooba said above. To use the drivers you have to download a program to unrar the file.
  3. gutesjahr

    gutesjahr TS Rookie


    I needed the CIF single chip thing for my webcam (pc line 100k), and went to the link that was previously posted in this thread. However, when I went to install it, it said that there was no digital signature or something? Someone please help me, I'm rubbish at all this technological stuff!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Disregard that message and continue on
  5. gutesjahr

    gutesjahr TS Rookie

    But it won't let me carry on past that point!
    I tried again with the installation CD to see if it would work again, but now it just says the installation could not be completed. Weird.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Right click my computer
    Driver signing button
    refer to pic

    Attached Files:

  7. gutesjahr

    gutesjahr TS Rookie

    I managed to get it done in the end before I saw your instructions (no idea how!), but thanks very much anyway!
  8. -SOAD-

    -SOAD- TS Rookie

    The driver doesnt have a windows certifitied signature. This means that it may not be compatible with windows. I have used and it works im running windows xp with SP2. It probably will work but use at your own risk. When it asks if you want continue agree and it will continue with the setup.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    His was set up to not ask, that was the issue.
    Now resolved
  10. tazz44

    tazz44 TS Rookie

    i have the same camera

    with the same problem
  11. hamadahosny

    hamadahosny TS Rookie

  12. fayitey

    fayitey TS Rookie


    Hello to all the manmagements at techSpot Community, i am very grateful to be part of this august community.

    Thank you, am Francis Ayitey and a software Consultant. phone number removed
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  14. josh352

    josh352 TS Rookie

    my webcam

    i need the file for my webcam because i have lost the CD for reinstalling my webcam back to my computer
  15. josh352

    josh352 TS Rookie

    i need help
  16. josh352

    josh352 TS Rookie

    i need a CIP Single Chip information
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    To those of you who found this thread looking for a driver for your webcam, I'll pass along what i learned while trying to solve similar problem for someone in a different thread (here;s the link)

    • There are many single chip webcam products out there sold by many companies. But, in fact, most of these different webcam products use the same CMOS image sensor from Pixart Imaging
    • IF you are running a 32bit version of XP and your webcam also uses the same CMOS sensor from Pixart go to this thread to find a link for the driver and instructions on how to install it
    • You can verify if you are using the same sensor chip by
      • looking in Device Manager and looking for the unknown device it has no drivers for (it'll have a yellow question mark next to it)
      • click the detail tab to see the device instance id
      • If your webcam uses the Pixart chip, the id will begin with USB\VID_093A&PID_2468. If beginning part of the strings match it's the Pixart chip!

    fyi.. i've looked at the two drivers posted on esnip. 1) There are two drivers posted but, in fact, they're the same driver (just a different filename on esnip)
    2) They're also the same driver as the one i found so use whatever download link is convenient and realize all the links are downloading the same driver
  19. simpletech

    simpletech TS Rookie

    Driver that works

    A link that works :

    just add the http & www before this to follow the link

    Simpletech :)

  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  21. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Thanks for the help for links to different drivers but....just an fyi to all avoid any problems if trying to use these drivers (and maybe someone out there with a single chip camera can confirm or deny this). I downloaded the driver from vimicro link and skimmed through the driver's setup install file. I think this driver is intended for a different device then cameras using the Pixart chip. You can download this driver but if you are in fact using a camera with the Pixart chip, I think Windows will still say "No drivers found" (i.e. it won't select this driver as a suitable driver)

    I mentioned in an earlier post how to find the device instance id for you camera. The device id has the form USB\VID_xxxx&PID_yyyy. You can ignore the remainder of whatever you see in the string.

    If you see the USB\VID_093A&PID_2468 your camera is using the Pixart chip and you should use the link and driver indicated in my earlier post.

    If you see USB\VID_0AC8&PID_0302 your camera is using a vimicro chip and you should try using the other drivers.

    Someone with the Pixart chip did download the driver i provided and confirmed it worked for them. If people want to report which device ID and which driver works for them would be helpful. I'm basing my opinion purely off of trying to read the driver setup install files (which aren't usually that easy to read) so if anyone wants confirm/deny my guidance, would appreciate knowing for myself.
  22. dziku

    dziku TS Rookie

    Hi all, i have found my original CD with the driver and utilities for the Bluesky/CEC CIF single chip usb camera model BW200, and i uploaded it on
    You should find it there easily.
    Hope it will work for you.
    If anything - you can allways email me. kupiszon at go2 dot pl
    Take it easy!
  23. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The direct link would be nice
    Actually the DriverGuide offline direct link
  24. dziku

    dziku TS Rookie

    yeah, i will post the direct link after driverguide will aprove my upload, cuz i've just added it and it takes usually 24h for them to accept it.

    I can upload it in a different place, where no login is required - that is if you will be so kind and tell me where is a good place to do that


  25. wwwww1970

    wwwww1970 TS Rookie

    thank you

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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