Giveaway Week 2022 winners announced!

CNX Software Giveaway Week 2022 Winners

CNX Software’s Giveaway Week 2022 has just ended, and it’s time to announce the winners. Just like last year, some companies added to the review samples I offered with Rakwireless and ELECFREAKS offering a LoRaWAN devkit and an educational robot respectively. If you check out the photo of the items given away below you’ll find quite more than seven because the SONOFF NSPanel kit includes four Zigbee modules, and more importantly, we also organized a parallel giveaway week on CNX Software Thailand with small boards such as the Raspberry Pi Zero W or XIAO BLE. We had eight winners on CNX Software: NanoPi R5S gateway – Ingmar, GERMANY e-con Systems e-CAM20_CURB camera – Johnny, ESTONIA Pico:ed Smart Cutebot Kit –  jednorozec, CZECH REPUBLIC Pico:ed V2 board – Leonardo, BRAZIL Sonoff NSPanel Pro and Zigbee modules – Tim, CANADA RAK Developer Kit (Air Quality Kit) – Magnus, SWEDEN GL.iNet GL-S10 BLE […]

Giveaway Week – e-con Systems e-CAM20_CURB camera

e-CAM20_CURB LEGO mount

Today, we’re giving away the e-con Systems e-CAM20_CURB is a 2.3MP color camera with a global shutter that is designed to work with Raspberry Pi 4 SBC. The camera is based on ON Semiconductor AR0234CS CMOS sensor and supports uncompressed video at 1920 x 1200 (2.3MP) up to 60 fps,  1920 x 1080 (Full HD) up to 65 fps, and 1280 x 720 (HD) up to 120 fps. I just completed the e-CAM20_CURB camera review with Raspberry Pi 4 last weekend and found the video smoothness and quality to be much better than most cameras I’ve tried when there is motion, even in relatively dark scenes, since motion blur and artifacts are reduced. The company provides Yocto Linux and Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS images with V4L2 drivers and Gstreamer tools, and the camera was fairly easy to use with the Yocto image thanks to the useful documentation provided with the kit. […]

Getting started with e-CAM20_CURB camera for Raspberry Pi 4

eCAM20_CURB night scene

e-con Systems e-CAM20_CURB is a 2.3 MP fixed focus global shutter color camera designed for the Raspberry Pi 4, and the company has sent us a sample for evaluation and review. We’ll start by providing specifications, before checking out the package content, connecting the camera to the Raspberry Pi 4 with a DIY LEGO mount, showing how to access the resources for the camera, and trying tools provided in the Raspberry Pi OS or Yocto Linux image. e-CAM20_CURB specifications The camera is comprised of two boards with the following specifications: eCAM217_CUMI0234_MOD full HD color camera with 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface ON Semiconductor AR0234CS CMOS sensor with 1/2.6″ optical form-factor Global Shutter Onboard ISPimage sensor from ON Semiconductor Uncompressed UYVY streaming HD (1280 x 720) up to 120 fps Full HD (1920 x 1080) up to 65 fps 2.3 MP (1920 x 1200) up to 60 fps External Hardware Trigger Input […]

DepthVista USB 3D ToF camera supports close range depth measurement, far-range object detection

DepthVista USB 3D ToF camera

DepthVista is a USB Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera designed for precise 3D depth measurement in close range mode (1.2m) and person and/or object detection in far-range mode up to 6 meters away. This ToF camera combines a 3D depth camera capable of 640 x 480 @ 30fps, and an Onsemi AR0234 color global shutter sensor supporting HD and FHD at up to 30fps, plus an 850nm VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) for safety and the ability to operate in complete darkness. e-con Systems’ DepthVista (See3CAM_TOF_25CUG) specifications: Depth camera 3D camera technology: Time-of-Flight Depth range Near mode – 0.2m to 1.2m Far mode – 1m to 6m Illumination: 850nm pulsed laser (Indoor) Accuracy: Up to 1% depending on environmental conditions Output format: Y16 (raw 12-bit) Resolutions Depth – 640 x 480 @ 30fps IR – 640 x 480 @ 30fps Depth + IR – 640 x 960 @ 30fps FOV – 84.29° (H) […]

Qualcomm Edge AI Vision kit combines Qualcomm QCS610 SoC & Sony IMX415 4K ultra low light camera

Qualcomm Edge AI Vision kit

e-con Systems has recently launched the qSmartAI80_CUQ610, a Qualcomm Edge AI vision kit based on Qualcomm QCS610 octa-core Cortex-A76/A55 processor and featuring a camera module based on Sony STARVIS IMX415 4K ultra low light sensor. The kit is comprised of a QCS610 module with 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC flash and carrier board designed by VVDN Technologies, as well as e-con Systems 4K camera module, and designed to run vision machine learning and deep learning models at the edge. qSmartAI80_CUQ610 “Qualcomm Edge AI Vision kit” specifications: System-on-Module SoC – Qualcomm QCS610 octa-core processor with 2x Kryo 460 Gold cores @ 2.2 GHz (Cortex-A76 class), and 6x Kryo 430 Silver low-power cores @ 1.8GHz (Cortex-A55 class), Adreno 612 GPU @ 845 MHz, with OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0, Hexagon DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX),  Spectra 250L ISP, 4Kp30 VPU H.265 encode/decode; Note: Qualcomm QCS410 SoC is available upon […]

GMSL2 camera kit supports 15-meter long cables, up to six cameras with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier AGX

6x gmsl2 cameras nvidia agx xavier devkit

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. NileCAM21 camera features and specifications: 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) […]

Raspberry Pi 4 gets a 13MP 4K MIPI camera devkit for $99

Raspberry Pi 4 4K mipi camera

The Raspberry Pi boards already have their official 4K MIPI camera with Raspberry Pi HQ camera based on a 12.3MP Sony sensor module that sells for $75 and up with a lens. But e-Con Systems still decided to launch their own 13MP 4K MIPI camera development kit for Raspberry Pi 4 which they currently sell for $99 plus shipping. At first, I dismissed the news, but let’s have a look if there may be some advantages in using that camera devkit. e-CAM130_CURB camera devkit specifications: e-CAM137A_CUMI1335_MOD 13.0 MP camera module with S-mount lens holder, ON Semiconductor AR1335 13MP 1/3.2″ CMOS image sensor Image Signal Processor (ISP) for auto functions such as auto white balance, auto exposure control as well as optional MJPEG compression. Resolutions and frame rates VGA (640 x 480) – 110 fps HD (1280 x 720) – 72 fps Full HD (1920 x 1080) – 60 fps 4K […]

IP67 Rugged GMSL2 Camera Works with NVIDIA Jetson Devkits

IP67 Rugged Camera for Nvidia Jetson

e-con Systems has launched an industrial-grade GMSL2 Full HD camera and a deserializer interface board for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier / TX2 Developer Kits. The STURDeCAM20 camera is waterproof with an IP67 rating and ships with a 15-meter coaxial cable with a FAKRA connector, while STURDeCAM20_CUXVR camera kit adds a GMSL deserializer board supporting up to 6 STURDeCAM20 cameras. STURDeCAM20 camera specifications: 2MP camera module with S-mount lens holder Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with IP67 certified FAKRA connector On-board ISP High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Uncompressed UYVY streaming support Supported resolutions & frame rates VGA (640 x 480) @ 60 fps QHD (960 x 540) @ 58 fps HD (1280 X 720) @ 45 fps 960p (1280 x 960) @ 34 fps FHD (1920 x 1080) @ 30 fps Supply Voltage – 5 to 15V with +/- 5% tolerance Dimensions – 42 x 42 mm (aluminium enclosure) […]