GMSL camera operates up to 15m from host for remote robotics

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The cameras use GMSL technology, a serdes technique, to carry high speed video, bidirectional control data and power over a single coaxial cable. The cameras can be used where long distances are required, for example in autonomous vehicles, inspection cameras, street lighting cameras and in robotics.

The NileCAM30, HD GMSL camera is based on 1/3-inch AR0330, and a 3.4 Mpixel CMOS image sensor from ON Semiconductor. The initial launch is with both USB interface and MIPI interface options, using Nvida’s Jetson TX1/TX2 boards.

The camera can stream uncompressed Full HD (1080p) at 45 frames/second, claimed to make it the world’s fastest GMSL camera currently available. In addition to the image sensor with on-board image signal processor (ISP) for auto functions such as auto white balance and exposure control, and ISP functions. An S-mount lens holder supports a range of lens.

The company offers the NileCam30_USB for USB evaluation and NileCan30_TX2 for customers using Jetson TX1 or TX2.

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