Synchronized HexCamera development kit unleashes power of NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX1

September 04, 2017

Synchronized HexCamera development kit unleashes power of NVIDIA Jetson TX2/TX1

e-con Systems' e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 delivers six synchronized full HD cameras for the NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 development kits with uncompressed video streaming at 30 frames per second.

e-con Systems Inc. has introduced the e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2, an advanced camera solution that leverages the NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 development kit. The e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 consists of six 3.4 megapixel HD cameras that can be synchronized for high-resolution 360º surveillance and imaging.

Each e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 camera is based on the low-light e-CAM30_CUMI0330_MOD camera module, a 0.3” AR0330 color CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor, and an integrated high-performance image signal processor (ISP). The cameras leverage 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interfaces to bring signals out to the e-CAMHEX_TX2ADAP adaptor board, which connects to the NVIDIA Jetson TX1/2 carrier board via the J22 connector.

The solution can additionally stream YUV422 formatted video in VGA, 720p, 1080p or 3 megapixel resolutions at 30 frames per second (fps) in synchronous or asynchronous mode.

Interchangeable M12 lenses are also included.

“The customized micro-coaxial cable interface of the e-CAM_CUMI0330_MOD camera is 30 cm long and offers greater flexibility in mechanical arrangement of cameras and better mechanical reliability thanks to its locking connector” said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc. “Customers can build the TX1/TX2 carrier boards based on their requirements and use our cameras to build their final target application, such as 360 degree video surveillance, large-area imaging, or even 720 degree video capture by placing 6 cameras in the shape of cube.”

e-con Systems has also developed a camera driver based on the V4L2 Linux API for versions 2.3/3.0 of the NVIDIA Jetpack. Any V4L2 compatible application can therefore interface with the e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 cameras.

A gstreamer-based sample application is also available that demonstrates video previews from all six cameras.

I2C interfaces come standard for camera control.

The e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 is available now. For more information, visit https://www.e-consystems.com/multiple-csi-cameras-for-nvidia-jetson-tx2.asp.

 

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