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Jetson based embedded vision kit has three 4K cameras

Jun 8, 2018 — by Eric Brown — 2300 views

[Updated: June 9] — E-con’s “e-CAM120_TRICUTX2” is a camera system powered by a Linux-driven Jetson TX1 or TX2 module that features three 13-megapixel, [email protected] cameras via 4-lane MIPI-CSI-2 interfaces.

Last September, E-con Systems launched an e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2 system with six 3.4-megapixel, HD cameras. Now it has followed up with an e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 camera rig with only three cameras but each with higher [email protected] resolution via 13-megapixel technology.



e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 with Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 Developer Kit

As before, the brains behind the operation is a Jetson TX2 or older TX1 compute module running Linux. You also need the Nvidia Jetson Developer Kit (see farther below.)

The e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 is designed for applications including ADAS, 360-degree cameras, multimedia, 3D video recording, agricultural application, drones, and deep learning. The kit consists of a 75 x 40.7mm camera board with 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interfaces that integrate with the Jetson module via the J22 connector. Each of the three cameras is equipped with an e-CAM137_CUMI1335_MOD module with a 1/3″ AR1335 color CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor, as well as an Image Signal Processor (ISP).



e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 cameras
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The cameras support up to 3x simultaneous synchronized streams of uncompressed, YUV422 format [email protected] video. It supports both sync and async modes, with the latter supporting up to 72fps for 720p or 1080p resolution, and up to 100fps for VGA. Other stats include 4700 e/lux-sec responsivity, 37 dB SNR, and 69.6 dB dynamic range.


Jetson TX2

Each camera connects to the mainboard via a customized, 30cm long micro-coaxial cable. The kit includes S-Mount holders and an electronic rolling shutter.

The system ships with an SD card with a V4L2 Linux driver for MIPI CSI-2, as well as a sample app with source code for video preview and still image capture. The system supports Gstreamer 1.0 for video recording and network streaming.

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Nvidia’s Jetson kits extend the Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2 modules, which run Linux on the quad-core, Cortex-A57 Nvidia Tegra X1 and Tegra X2 SoCs, respectively. The Tegra X2 (Tegra Parker) adds two high-end “Denver” cores to its quad -A57 foundation. Both COMs measure 87 x 55mm and include 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth. The Jetson TX2 supplies 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1.

Nvidia’s Mini-ITX form-factor TX2 Developer Kit, which is very similar to the TX1 model, includes 400-pin connectors to hook up the COM. The board supplies coastline GbE, USB 3.0, micro-USB 2.0, and HDMI ports, as well as SATA, M.2 Key E, and PCIe x4 interfaces. There’s a full-sized SD slot, as well as display and MIPI-CSI camera headers.

 
Further information

The e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 is now sampling and available for evaluation at $649, discounted from the $749 price charged on June 20. More information may be found on E-con Systems’ e-CAM120_TRICUTX2 product page.
 

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2 responses to “Jetson based embedded vision kit has three 4K cameras”

  1. Mark Voltz says:

    Launch offer shows $649 on the web site as of June 9th. $100 off for now.

  2. Jeff Child says:

    Thanks. We’ve posted updated information.

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