Camera Carrier Board Launched for Machine Vision Applications

By Mike Ball / 05 May 2020
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D3 Engineering DesignCore Carrier BoardD3 Engineering has launched its new DesignCore Carrier Board for use with the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX module. The new board allows developers to quickly connect multiple cameras and sensors for rapid development of applications such as embedded vision and artificial intelligence (AI) for drones and robotics platforms. D3 Engineering is a Jetson Preferred Partner for camera development within the NVIDIA Preferred Partner Network, enabling the company to provide high-performance embedded vision systems based on the Jetson platform.

Sensor data is provided to the board via a serial connection and deserialized into MIPI CSI-2 data for processing by the Jetson Xavier NX module. Serial connections allow cameras and sensors to be placed up to 15 meters away from the processing unit, and an on-board FPGA provides hardware-level synchronization capability.

D3 Engineering provides cameras, radar sensors, and software design examples for use with the carrier board, as well as engineering design services to interface other sensors or create new NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX-based designs to meet customers’ unique requirements.

Jason Enslin, Product Line Manager for Embedded Vision at D3 Engineering, commented: “The new DesignCore Carrier Board allows our customers to take advantage of the incredible compute power of the Jetson Xavier NX by connecting up to 12 streams of input data This enables the development of advanced AI robotics and autonomous applications for manufacturing, delivery, retail, agriculture, and more–in a power-efficient and compact form factor.”

Murali Gopalakrishna, Head of Product Management, Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA, stated: “With D3 Engineering’s new multi-camera-enabled baseboard and expertise in embedded vision, customers can take advanced products to market more quickly using the Jetson Xavier NX module.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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