Smart shot camera enables event-triggered imaging with AI

11-02-2021 | ON Semiconductor | Test & Measurement

ON Semiconductor has introduced the RSL10 Smart Shot Camera, which combines cloud-based AI with ultra-low-power image capture and recognition, to facilitate a new generation of IoT endpoints.

The camera combines the power of AI-based image recognition to ultra-low-power IoT endpoints, such as factory automation, surveillance cameras, restricted areas, smart agriculture and smart homes. A companion smartphone application offers a user interface for the platform and serves as the gateway to cloud-based, AI-enabled object recognition services.

The platform brings together several of the company's innovations, including the RSL10 SIP, which offers ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy technology, and the ARX3A0 Mono 650-degree DFOV IAS Module. The module is a compact prototype utilised for developing compact cameras with 360fps mono imaging based on the ARX3A0 CMOS image sensor. Complemented by advanced motion and environment sensors plus power and battery management, these technologies offer a comprehensive solution that can be employed to autonomously capture images and identify objects within them.

“Hyper automation is the next evolutionary step in the IoT,” said Wiren Perera who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor. “The RSL10 Smart Shot Camera embraces that concept, by bringing the power of vision-based AI closer to the edge to enable capabilities such as automatic object recognition and scene changes. We have been consistently delivering on a variety of device-to-cloud wireless sensor solutions. Enabling the seamless addition of vision takes this to another tier.”

Typical applications can comprise adding smart cameras to wearable safety equipment, including hard hats. In a commercial environment, a smart camera could be employed to monitor the contents of a shopping cart, to aid automated checkout. In vehicles, smart cameras will be employed to monitor the occupants, such as small children in rear seats, to give early warning of any safety issues. Around the home, smart cameras can scan the contents of cupboards to produce shopping lists.

By Natasha Shek