Multi-camera solution offers 4K resolution for a wide range of applications

31-08-2022 | e-con Systems | Design & Manufacture

e-con Systems has released NileCAM81_CUOAGX, a 4K HDR GMSL2 multi-camera solution for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin/AGX Xavier based on the half-inch AR0821 sensor from onsemi.

The solution has a pixel size of 2.1µm x 2.1µm, which offers high sensitivity. Its high resolution of 4K assists in capturing images with important details even in extremely low lighting conditions.

It is also an HDR camera that employs multiple exposures in a single frame to bring out details in the brightest and darkest areas of the same scene in high-contrast lighting conditions.

It has multiple camera pipelines that transfer high-resolution images and videos. Owing to this, it is created to be compatible with high-performance host platforms such as NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin and NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier.

With these features, this 4K multi-camera solution is ideal for applications including surround-view systems, autonomous mobile robots, smart checkout systems, smart trolleys, smart traffic management, sports broadcasting and analytics, and agricultural robots and tractors.

“NVIDIA Jetson ORIN and AGX Xavier are the most powerful energy-efficient processors for autonomous machines. Such machines require superior quality video feed for object detection, recognition and characterisation. 4K video feed and HDR performance are essential for such operations. NileCAM81_CUOAGX is a perfect fit for such applications. The NileCAM81_CUOAGX is based on 1/2inch 4K sensor AR0821 with a high dynamic range (HDR - up to 140dB). The built-in ISP allows the user to get the best-in-class performance with zero processing on the host. NileCAM81 comes with automotive grade GMSL2 interface to withstand high vibration, which makes the camera ideal for various different kinds of robots,” said Gomathi Sankar, BU head – Industrial cameras at e-con Systems.

By Seb Springall