e-con Systems introduced the e-CAM55_37x, which is a MIPI camera interface reference design for the Texas Instruments AM37x / DM37x processors. The e-CAM55_37x works with the Logic PD Zoom DM3730 SOM-LV development Kit. The MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface reference design features the e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD, which is a 5 MP autofocus camera module that is based on OmniVisions OV5640 sensor. The e-CAM55_37x supports Windows CE 6.0. Linux and Android support is coming soon. The e-CAM55_37x is available now.
E-con Systems introduced their e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX camera board, which is a NTSC/PAL decoder board for the Gumstix Overo computer-on-module series. It interfaces with the Gumstix Overo COM via 27-pin FFC cable. The e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX features two Video IN connectors RCA socket and Mini-DIN S-Video connector to support CVBS or S-Video input. The e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX adapter board will be available this month. The NTSC/PAL adapter card is ideal for surveillance, endoscopy, low light camera and other CCD 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 their e-CAM33_USB camera module. The e-CAM33_USB features 3.2 megapixel, autofocus pluggable camera, Omnivision OV3640 CMOS image sensor, built in microphone and an integrated ADC. The e-CAM33_USB camera module is fully compliant with USB Video Class (UVC) 1.0 Standard, the USB Audio Class 1.0 Standard and supports additional features like Autofocus, GPIO support through UVC extensions.
e-con Systems introduced the e-CAM1M_CU10630_MOD 1M pixel Wide Dynamic Range HD camera module. The e-CAM1M_CU10630_MOD 1M features OV10630 sensor, dynamic range of 100dB, a parallel interface, and supports 720p @30fps stream. The e-con camera board is ideal for surveillance and automotive applications. The module can capture images with high contrast and varying lighting conditions. The e-CAM1M_CU10630_MOD is available with a S-mount lens holder and is compatible with standard S-mount M12P0.5 lenses.
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.
e-con Systems announced the e-WiB Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. The e-WiB is based on the Marvell 88W8688 (Marvell 8688), which features 802.11b/g and Bluetooth class 2.1 EDR. The Wi-Fi Bluetooth add-on module is designed as single antenna for WiFi and Bluetooth. e-WiB features SDIO/SPI interface for Wi-Fi and UART/SDIO interface for Bluetooth. The small size and low profile physical design makes it easy for system design to add wireless connectivity. The e-WiB module is available with Windows CE 6.0 R3 support.
Engineers have always been faced with the question of whether or not a Computer-on-Module (COM) company is the right vendor to partner with. To help with the decision, I have written an article to help engineers select the ideal COM partner.
First, it is important to identify the applications for which a Computer-on-Module will be used for. Engineers have a range of applications and want to have the computer on module working across different applications. Obviously, engineers prefer not to develop expertise with several different COMs. To avoid this situation, engineers need to focus on the target applications. Think about the applications that will most likely be deployed in the next couple of years and determine if the COM will work with the apps. Once this is done, short list the vendors that can provide the COMs that meet the requirements.
e-con Systems rolled out the Alioth Rapid Development kit for the eSOM300 system on module. The Alioth PXA300 Development Board is a dual board solution that features an eSOM300 computer on module and carrier board. The eSOM300 computer on module consists of an XScale PXA300 ultra low power microprocessor, MDDR SDRAM, flash memory, power management IC, LCD daughter card with 4.3″ / 7″ TFT, Ethernet, camera interface. The module is available with Windows CE 6.0 R3 support. Samples of the Alioth reference design are available now.