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Artificial Intelligence System Using MIPI CSI-2 Cameras and the NVIDIA Jetson Platform

Visual input is driving Edge AI and the need for multi-sensors processing in low power, high performance compute systems. An AI system which allows you to run demanding AI algorithms at video rates can be created by combining MIPI CSI-2 cameras with the NVIDIA Jetson Platform. The MIPI CSI-2 image sensors output raw data directly from the image sensor with no need for conversion or compression, and without as much protocol overhead as an Ethernet or USB data link. The MIPI CSI-2 camera’s full-resolution and uncompressed video feed provides high-quality data, and these cameras can be placed exactly where they need to be via SerDes link. The Jetson’s ISP and GPU, and other accelerators, enables the processing of data at high frame rates.

Features

  • Configurable starter kit hardware
    • Compatible with Jetson AGX Xavier, Xavier NX, TX2 NX, and TX2
    • Up to 16x cameras supported per Jetson module by the hardware
    • Hardware-level synchronization options
  • 2D RGB Cameras
    • 1-8 megapixel resolution
    • Global or rolling shutter options
  • 3D Time-of-Flight Camera
    • VGA resolution, 30 fps
    • Up to 6m range
    • 940 nm illumination
  • FPD-Link III or GMSL2 interface
    • Allows remote camera mounting up to 15m
    • Power and data over a single coaxial cable

Applications

  • Autonomous Robots
  • Smart City – Monitoring/Tracking
  • AI-based Inspection Systems – Agriculture, Industrial, Etc.
  • Factory Automation and Safety

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