STEEReoCam 2MP 3D Stereo Camera
The latest e-con systems camera added to the lineup is the STEEReoCam. A 2MP 3D MIPI compliant stereo camera that works with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, AGX Xavier, and Jetson TX2 development kits.
Improved Overall Function
The camera has greater accuracy and depth range, with an OmniVision 1/2.9″ OV2311 global shutter CMOS sensor. And the STEEReoCam comes bundled with CUDA the proprietary accelerated stereo SDK, that uses the GPU in the NVIDIA Tegra processors.
AI and IoT Applications
The camera is targeted towards depth sensing, AVG, robotics, face and gesture recognition, drones, medical procedure robots, and embedded visions.
Software Development Kit
e-Con Systems provides a Software Development Kit (SDK) package for the camera designed to work with NVIDIA Jetson development boards. The SDK is built on OpenCV 3.4.2 and CUDA Compute Capability 5.3/7.2/6.2.
Sample Linux applications, some of which are shown in the video above, include TaraXL Parallel Viewer, TaraXL Studio Application, Save DepthMap Application, IMU Viewer Application, and Pointcloud Application.
The camera offers 3D depth mapping at ((2*1600) x 1300) resolution in the 30fps, 17fps, and 10fps ranges in Xavier, TX2 and Nano in that order.
Takeaway: Important Features
- Houses two OmniVision’s 1/2.9″ OV2311 Monochrome image sensor
- High-speed 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface to connect with the Host Processor
- Plugs into NVIDIA Jetson Nano/AGX Xavier/TX2 developer kit
- 2MP Global Shutter Sensor
- 10-bit Monochrome output format
- Houses 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
- Baseline distance of 100mm
- Accurate depth sensing with a flexible range between 0.95m to 8m
- S-mount lens holder (M12) with pre-calibrated S-mount lens pair
- Support Multiple SteereoCam to a Single board
STEEReoCam can be purchased from USD $249.00 from e-con systems product page. As a side note, this is not the only 3D depth camera for NVIDIA boards as we previously covered ZED depth and motion camera.
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The only number missing is a field of view angle
FOV: 77.9(D), 54(H), 49.5(V)