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Reference design kit streams uncompressed video at 720p60, 1080p30, and full 5MP@15fps

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 2:06pm

e-con Systems Inc., announces the launch of the Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) Reference Design Kit based on EZ-USB CX3 USB3.0 Peripheral controller from Cypress Semiconductors. e-con Systems has developed this USB Video Class (UVC) reference design kit for EZ-USB CX3. This RDK is being launched by e-con Systems on the side lines of the launch of the EZ-USB CX3 by Cypress Semiconductors.

The Cypress EZ-USB CX3 is a USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensors compliant with Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard. The Denebola Reference Design Kit developed using EZ-USB CX3 is a complete Reference Design Kit and has OmniVision OV5640 CMOS image sensor interfaced to it through 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface. This is a fully functional camera reference design kit that can stream uncompressed video 720p60, 1080p30 and full 5MP@15fps. The Reference Design Kit is fully compliant with USB Video Class (UVC) Specification and is compatible with the UVC class drivers supplied by Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

The Denebola CX3 RDK will be part of the See3CAM family of USB3.0 cameras. The See3CAM is a family of USB3.0 UVC-compliant cameras from e-con Systems that are targeted at high end imaging applications such as Full HD or more video recording, video analytics and HD video conferencing. The Denebola RDK contains the CX3 base board and OmniVision OV5640 based autofocus camera module daughter board. The interchangeable camera daughter board allows e-con to bring out more daughter boards with various CMOS image sensors in the future. This also allows our customers to quickly evaluate any CMOS/CCD image sensor they want. As the UVC firmware stack is production ready, customers can just develop the daughter boards for their image sensor and just initialize the sensor to stream at any one of the supported video formats of RDK to quickly evaluate their image sensor. This will reduce the time and effort to be spent by our customers for any new sensor evaluation and optimization process.

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