e-con Systems intros 5MP full HD MIPI camera support for i.MX6

By : |June 28, 2013 0

CHENNAI, INDIA & ST. LOUIS, USA: e-con Systems Inc., a leading embedded design services company specializing in development of advanced camera solutions, has announced the release of 5MP Full HD MIPI Camera Board, e-CAM50IMX6 for Freescale i.MX6 family of processors.

The e-CAM50IMX6 camera board is interfaced directly to the CSI-2 MIPI interface on the Freescale SABRE Lite board. e-CAM50IMX6 includes e-CAM57_MI5640_MOD, a 5 MP autofocus 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 camera module with 70mm flexible PCB length.

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The e-CAM50IMX6 board comes with full schematics and Linux driver support with source code. e-con Systems shall be announcing the support for Android soon.

The e-CAM50IMX6 can stream full HD 1080p@30fps and also supports HD 720p@60fps. The i.MX6 processor has support for dual camera interfaces and has the ability to record video at 1080p and 720p resolutions in various industry standard video encoding formats. The e-CAM50IMX6 contains camera board, flex cable and an interface board. The interface board is plugged directly on to the MIPI CSI-2 camera header of Freescale SABRE Lite board and the camera board is connected through a flex cable supplied along with the kit.

Customers designing handheld devices, automotive infotainment, industrial and medical HMI, multimedia navigation, industrial automation and for those are in markets such as portable computing, education, industrial, medical and home automation will benefit immensely from i.MX6’s high speed and performance. Customers interested in other image sensors/camera modules can approach e-con Systems for interfacing those cameras with i.MX6 and e-con Systems can develop a customized hardware/software solution for them.

e-CAM57_MI5640_MOD is based on Omnivision’s OV5640 image sensor and comes with a 70mm flex cable and this can be customized to any form or shape. This provides flexibility in enclosure design as the camera module can be placed as far as 100 mm from the processor interface and solves the complex mechanical design requirements of a typical consumer device.

OmniVision‘s OV5640 CameraChip sensor, which is part of the e-CAM57_MI5640_MOD, has an embedded ISP. The sensor features automatic image control functions including automatic exposure control (AEC), automatic white balance (AWB), automatic band filter (ABF), 50/60Hz automatic luminance detection, and automatic black level calibration (ABLC).

The e-CAM50IMX6 camera board is available for purchase at the cost of $69 from e-con Systems’ Webstore immediately.

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