D3 camera mezzanine board enables direct MIPI CSI-2 access to Snapdragon® processor for rapid development of high-performance embedded vision applications
Editor Contact: Jason Enslin, Embedded Vision Product Line Manager, D3 Engineering
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Rochester, NY – Nov. 14, 2017 – The Arrow DragonBoard™ 410c Camera Kit with D3 Engineering’s DesignCore™ Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 is available now on Arrow.com. The kit enables rapid development of lower power, higher performance embedded vision applications and proof-of-concept prototypes.
The D3 camera mezzanine board gives developers direct MIPI CSI-2 access to camera data on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E vision processor. This eliminates the need to decode USB or Ethernet protocols for more realistic evaluation of camera performance.
The mezzanine board has two MIPI CSI-2 connections. Expansion headers provide access to additional Snapdragon processor interfaces including I2C, SPI, and UART. The board conforms to 96Boards Consumer Edition specification.
“The DesignCore camera Mezzanine by D3 Engineering is one of the first camera solutions to enable intelligent computer vision development for 96Boards,” said Robert Wolff, 96Boards Community Manager for Linaro. “When paired with your Consumer Edition 96Boards, this duo offers outstanding support and a strong path to product.”
The DragonBoard™ 410c Camera Kit includes an Arrow DragonBoard™ 410c development board, a D3 Engineering DesignCore™ Camera Mezzanine Board, one autofocus micro camera module with 5MP OmniVision OV5640 CMOS image sensor, a power supply, and Linux demonstration software.
Users can modify hardware and software as needed. D3 Engineering provides design services to assist with application development, including interfacing other image sensors, developing algorithms, and providing a path to production after successful proof of concept.
“This kit helps us get customers going fast, and then through our design services we can customize the system, ruggedize the hardware, add software features, add different cameras, or even do chip-down designs with the Snapdragon and get them to market,” explained Jason Enslin, embedded vision product manager at D3 Engineering.
“For example, a customer wanted to develop a two-way dash camera and needed a prototype quickly,” Enslin said. “We used the DragonBoard 410c Camera Kit, added a second camera module and an enclosure, and were able to give them a demo in less than two weeks.”
Buy now at Arrow.com
The DragonBoard™ 410c Camera Kit is $225 and is available from stock at Arrow.com. Download the data sheet or buy a kit at https://www.arrow.com/en/products/dragonboard410ccamera/d3-engineering
The DesignCore™ Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 (with camera module) is $125, for users who already own a DragonBoard. It is also available from stock at Arrow.com. Download the data sheet or buy the mezzanine board at https://www.arrow.com/en/products/d3cameramezzov5640/d3-engineering
For more information
View the 96Boards OpenHours session with a demonstration by Lawrence King, Qualcomm engineer, and Rajan Mistry, applications engineer for the Qualcomm developers network, at https://www.96boards.org/blog/96boards-openhours-d3-designcore-camera-mezzanine/
To learn more about D3 Engineering’s camera starter kits and embedded vision camera platforms visit https://www.d3engineering.com/solutions/embedded-vision
As an Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) partner, D3 Engineering supports OEM smart camera development with its proven DesignCore™ reference designs and full-cycle embedded system design services. The company’s expertise with image sensors, optics, video analytics, and imaging system design helps OEMs get to market faster, while reducing the risks and costs of new product development.