congatec – a vendor of standardized and customized embedded computer boards and modules – introduced its first MIPI CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit for vision systems at the edge of the IIoT. It is an application-ready kit for the evaluation and deployment of MIPI-CSI 2 based smart camera analytics in industrial, outdoor, and in-vehicle environments.
MIPI-CSI 2 based smart camera technology brings video analytics and optional artificial intelligence for decision making to the IIoT edges. Typical smart camera applications at the IIoT edge include industrial and medical imaging and vision systems, situational awareness and video surveillance systems in smart cities, as well as intelligent vehicle applications, augmented reality in maintenance, gesture-based controls or biometrics recognition.
The congatec MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit includes the building blocks of a smart camera solution, and can be customized to support new applications and features. It is 100% compliant with the latest MIPI-CSI standard and optimized to run the MIPI CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging based on ON Semiconductor’s AR0237 HD sensor together with the conga-PA5 Pico-ITX single board computer based on Intel Atom E3900 processors for the extended temperature ranges. It comes with all required configurations and patches, and is ready to run code on the basis of the Linux Yocto kernel.