Waveshare MAX9296A GMSL camera board is designed for NVIDIA Jetson Orin developer boards

Waveshare MAX9296A GMSL camera board allows two cameras to be connected to the Jetson Orin Nano / NX developer boards. The board is built around a MAX9296A Deserializer IC and supports GMSL1 and GMSL2 protocols and ensures fast, low-latency video transmission. The board uses a high-speed interface for transmitting video data, making it ideal for applications like self-driving cars, machine vision, and security systems.

Previously we have seen GMSL used in products like AAEON BOXER-8645AI, Neousys Technology NRU-110V, and others. We have also written about NileCAM21 which can work with a 15-meter-long cable attached to it feel free to check those out if you are interested in those products.

Waveshare 2 Ch GMSL Camera Adapter Board

Waveshare  MAX9296A GMSL camera board specifications

  • Waveshare part number – MAX9296-GMSL-Camera-Board
  • Deserializer IC – Maxim (ADI) MAX9296A
  • Host support NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano / Jetson Orin NX dev boards
  • Serializer model support – MAX9295, MAX96717, MAX96705, etc.
  • GMSL input – 2-ch GMSL2 (compatible with GMSL1)
  • Trigger input – Internal GPIO or external signals
  • Input interface – 2x MATE-AX FAKRA connectors
  • Output interface – 2x 22-Pin CSI interfaces
  • GMSL camera support – IMX390, IMX490, ISX031, OX03C, AR0820, etc.
  • Power supply: 12V ~ 20V DC input
  • Operating temperature: -20°C ~ 65°C
  • Dimensions – 80 x 53 mm

GMSL (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link) is a high-speed serial transmission technology designed for high-bandwidth multimedia data transmission, with the advantages of long distances, low latency, high anti-interference, and simple wiring. It is mainly used in automotive electronics and industrial applications and is capable of transmitting high-definition video, audio, and data signals over one cable. By using coaxial or twisted-pair cables, GMSL can achieve long-distance signal transmission.

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The company mentions that the board uses the MAX9296A deserializer chip to connect up to two GMSL cameras simultaneously to the Jetson Orin, making it suitable for applications like machine vision, autonomous driving, intelligent surveillance systems, and much more.

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For those interested in the hardware details, Waveshare also provides a specification diagram of the board although more detailed information along with hardware connection, user guide, driver files, and other information can be found on the Waveshare wiki page.

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The MAX9296A GMSL camera board for NVIDIA Jetson Orin devkits can be purchased from Aliexpress for $116.93 and on Amazon for $143.99. You can also buy the board from Waveshare official store where it will cost you $119.99 but the price is without shipping. Waveshare also offers the ISX031 3MP GMSL camera module compatible with their MAX9296A board on Aliexpress for $583.99 and on its own website for $499.99 excluding shipping.

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