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_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.
Axiomtek announced the DSA-142 digital signage platform. The DSA-142 includes a 42-inch full high definition wide TFT LCD with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The embedded system features a pluggable CPU board design, Intel GM45 chipset, and either an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz or Intel Celeron M 575 2.0 GHz processor. The DSA-142 is available now. The DSA-132 (31.5″ LCD size) and DSA-146 (46″ LCD size) are also available. The Axiomtek DSA-142 is ideal for shopping malls, corporate, education, hospitality, banks, transportation, restaurants, and recreation applications.
NORCO introduced the BIS-6620III embedded computer. The BIS-6620III is a compact fanless and noiseless mini PC platform based on the Intel Atom Z510 processor. The BIS-6620III embedded system supports Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, Linux and future Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating systems. The BIS-6620III is ideal for full HD media player applications, kiosk, proximity, digital signage, POS, thin-client, and custom embedded system applications.
ADLINK Technology introduced the HDV62 PCI Express high-definition frame grabber. The ADLINK HDV62 features a field programmable gate array (FPGA), 512 MB memory buffer, uncompressed image acquisition and video streaming in full 1080p HD. The frame grabber offers 1920x1080p resolution, progressive scan, and noise reduction for greater image quality. The HDV62 offers the ability to stream uncompressed image to the host PC, in addition to color space conversion in real-time via on-board hardware in order to offload repetitive tasks from the host CPU. The HDV62 is now available with a list price of $999.
IEI Technology introduced the ECN-381B fanless multimedia box. The ECN-381B features the Intel mobile Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz and Intel GM45 chipset. It supports high definition display of Blu-ray videos and hardware accelerated MPEG-2 decoding. The ECN-381B has a passive cooling architecture design. The heat pipes and extruded aluminum fins transfer heat from CPU and chipset instantly to the system aluminum enclosure by natural convection.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the new TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC). The DM8168 consolidates all of the capture, compression, display and control functionalities of a high definition (HD), multi-channel system on a single chip. The DaVinci video SoC features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and a 1 GHz TI C674x digital signal processor (DSP) core. The DM8168 reduces system electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs by 50%. It replaces the functionality of over 10 discrete components. The DM8168 DaVinci video SoC will begin sampling in the second quarter.
Ambarella introduced the A5s system-on-a-chip (SoC) for pocket-sized hybrid cameras. The SoC incorporates a flexible, low-power processor with megapixel photography, HD, and internet video capture. The A5s SoC and evaluation kit are available now. Ambarella expects that full HD consumer hybrid cameras based on the A5s platform will be priced at or under the critical US $149 end-user price threshold in 2010.
Broadcom’s Crystal HD technology will be available to OEMs working on video playback on the new Intel Atom processor platform for netbooks. The Broadcom BCM70015 Crystal HD solution will be offered as an option for OEMs designing netbooks using the Intel Atom processor N450 and Intel NM10 Express chipset platform. Crystal HD technology provides netbook users with a rich multimedia experience by enabling cost effective, quality playback of multi-format, high definition (HD) video. Crystal HD will be featured on 2010 netbook platforms from top-tier OEMs such as Asus, Dell and Samsung.
Aptina and eASIC teamed on a H.264 High Definition (HD) reference design that is capable of supporting up to 720p/30fps rates. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is aimed at enabling and simplifying the development for a new class of low-cost HD applications and making low-cost HD solutions available for the masses. It is ideal for low-cost HD camcorders, baby monitors, public transportation, wireless surveillance, medical, and industrial/automotive vision systems. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is available now from eASIC. Pricing for the eDVR9200 CODEC IC starts at $4.95 in high volume.