We’ve recently seen it’s possible to use a long cable with the Raspberry Pi camera thanks to THine camera extension kit that works with 20-meter LAN cables using V-by-One HS technology.
e-con Systems has now launched a similar solution for NVIDIA Jetson Xavier AGX, one of the most powerful Arm devkits available in 2021, with NileCAM21 Full HD GMSL2 HDR Camera that supports up to 15-meter long cable as well as LFM (LED Flickering Mitigation) technology.
- Based on OnSemi AR0233 Full HD camera module with S-mount interchangeable lens holder
- Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with FAKRA connector
- Shielded coaxial cable for transmission of power and data over long distances (up to 15m)
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) with LED Flickering Mitigation (LFM)
- Supported resolutions and max frame rates for uncompressed UYVY streaming
- VGA (640 x 480) up to 60 fps
- qHD (960 x 540) up to 58 fps
- HD (1280 x 720) up to 45 fps
- FHD (1920 X 1080) up to 30 fps
- Synchronous mode via 6-camera adapter board up to 30 fps for all resolution listed above.
- Single GPIO allocated for multi NileCAM21 camera synchronization
- Supply Voltage – 5 to 15V with +/- 5% tolerance
- Power Consumption – Max: 2.196W; Idle: 0.78W
- Dimensions – 30 x 30 mm
- Temperature Range – Operating: -40°C to +85°C; stable image: -40°C to 70°C
- RoHS Compliant
Up to six cameras can be connected to Jetson Xavier AGX developer kit in a synchronized manner through the company’s NileCAM21_CUXVR multi-camera solutions with two MIPI CSI-2 interfaces.
On the software side, e-Con Systems provides a Linux camera driver (V4L2), Gstreamer 1.0 support for video recording and network streaming, as well as a sample application for image capture & preview.
When we covered the Raspberry Pi camera extension kit, we noted an outdoor telescope project as a use case for using a long cable for a camera, as the single board computer and monitor could stay indoor. e-Con Systems demonstrate two more use cases with agriculture automation as well as autonomous mobile robots.
The NileCAM21 GSML2 camera is currently sold for $299 without cable, while the NileCAM21_CUXVR single-camera kit with a deserializer board and 15-meter cable goes for $549, and the full six camera kit is offered for $3,499.
You’ll find more details including some documentation and purchase links on the product page.