Ambarella announced the A9 camera System on Chip. The SoC supports the new 4K Ultra HD video resolution at 30 frames per second. It features dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs, 32nm CMOS technology, and low power consumption. The Ambarella A9 SoC is available now for qualified customers. It is ideal for creating cameras with advanced fast-action video features, exceptional still image quality, and full wireless connectivity.
e-con Systems introduced their e-CAMNT_MX53x video decoder board. The e-CAMNT_MX53x can be used as a plug-n-play to interface NTSC/PAL camera. The NTSC/PAL video decoder board has interfaces for both S-Video input and composite video input (CVBS). It supports the analog camera interface on the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start Board (QSB). The e-CAMNT_MX53x video adapter board will be available now. It is ideal for surveillance, endoscopy, and low light camera applications.
E-con Systems introduced the e-CAM52_35x camera daughter card. The e-con e-CAM52_35x plugs directly onto the Digital Video port (DVP) interface of the DM3730 processor available on the DM3730 EVM board from Texas instruments. The e-CAM52_35x daughter card features the e-CAM52_5640_MOD 5 Megapixel camera module based on OmniVision OV5640 HD CMOS Image sensor. The e-CAM52_35x daughter card is ideal for OCR, barcode readers, digital still cameras, and document visualizers. An evaluation kit will be available next month.
e-con Systems introduced the e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD 5M pixel camera module with a S-mount lens holder. The e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD is based on the Omnivision’s OV5642 CMOS image sensor. The OV5642 can be interfaced directly with application processors — such as the OMAP35x, PXA3xx, and PXA27. The S-mount lens holder enables engineers to choose a lens that optically meets their application requirements — such as field of view, depth of focus, minimum focal distance, and adjustable focal length. The e-CAM50_CU5642_MOD camera module includes Linux and Windows CE drivers.
e-con Systems introduced the e-CAM50_OMAP_GSTIX high definition (HD) camera solution. The 5M pixel HD solution features the OMAP35x-based Gumstix Overo computer-on-module. The e-CAM32_OMAP_GSTIX camera module is based on Omnivision’s OV5642 CMOS image sensor. The e-CAM32_OMAP_GSTIX connects to the 8 bit parallel interface of the OMAP35x processor. The e-CAM50_OMAP_GSTIX for Gumstix Overo COMs is available now. The HD camera solution is ideal for image processing and video encoding applications in devices.
ADLINK Technology introduced the EOS-1000 compact vision system. The EOS-1000 features the Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, four independent PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports, data transfer rates up to 4.0 Gb/s, two RS-232/485, four USB, 32 isolated digital lines, dual storage options (HDD and CompactFlash), high computing power, and multi-camera imaging. The EOS-1000 is available now with a list price of $1635. The EOS-1000 is ideal for applications such as 3D vision robotic guidance.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the DM368EUCDK embedded USB camera development kit and DM368ECDK embedded communications development kit. The embedded video development kits feature interactive HD video communications, improved image quality, and intelligent video encoding. The embedded development kits also provide up to a 5 times reduction in encoding bit rate for improved video quality and network bandwidth. The DM368EUCDK is priced at USD $795 and the DM368ECDK is priced at USD $1,195.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced the DMVA1 SoC. With DMVA1, engineers can deploy smart analytics functions such as people counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection and streaming metadata. By coupling the vision co-processor with smart analytics all on a single chip, designers can reduce the cost of video analytics-enabled IP cameras by an order of magnitude. The DMVA1 video security camera SoC will begin sampling in the second quarter to early adopter video security customers.
Ambarella introduced the A5s Media Processor for the IP camera and video surveillance. The A5s features HD H.264 multi-streaming, excellent image quality, a flexible ARM11 CPU, and low power. The A5s family is currently shipping, with models targeting IP cameras from SD to HD and beyond. The A5s IP Camera Reference Platform with SDK is available for qualified partners. IP cameras based on Media Processor are expected to be priced below US $150.
Texas Instruments (TI) unvieled the DM368IPNC-MT5 Internet Protocol (IP) camera reference design. The DM368IPNC-MT5 camera reference design provides low power, high definition (HD) video processing for video surveillance applications. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design with H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) offers compression in a full HD solution, with the complete camera utilizing only three Watts. The IP camera reference design is based on a new DaVinci video processor. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design is available for USD $995.