e-con Systems launches HD camera board for AM37x/DM37x processors

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 24, 2012

The 5MP camera module is specifically useful in OCR, barcode readers, digital still camera, document visualizers, camera for rugged handheld among others.

e-con Systems, an embedded design services company into developing advanced customized camera solutions and related services, has announced its second 5MP High definition (HD) camera solution based on OmniVision OV5640 HD CMOS Image sensor for AM37x/DM37x processors from Texas Instruments (TI).

e-con Systems’ new camera daughter card e-CAM52_35x has the e-CAM52_5640_MOD, a 5 megapixel camera module based on OV5640 image sensor. The camera daughter card in turn directly plugs on to the Digital Video port (DVP) interface of the DM3730 processor available on the DM3730 EVM board from TI.

"The development and release of e-con Systems’ e-CAM52_35x daughter card and e-CAM52_5640_MOD camera offers a turn-key, 5 mega-pixel imager ready for multi-segment applications," said Robbert Emery, Senior Business Development Manager, OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

The 5MP camera module is useful in OCR, barcode readers, digital still camera, document visualizers, camera for rugged handheld among others. Along with the camera daughter card, e-con Systems also provides drivers for Windows CE 6.0, Linux and Android.

The OV5640 image sensor has an integrated ISP inside it. The sensor’s automatic image control functions include automatic exposure control (AEC), automatic white balance (AWB), automatic band filter (ABF), 50/60Hz automatic luminance detection and automatic black level calibration (ABLC). The image sensor can stream 720p@30fps using DVP interface. e-con Systems also provides sample application that demonstrates the 720p30 streaming video and 5MP still capture along with the host of other sensor controls and features.

The OV5640 uses the advanced pixel technology from OmniVision and e-con’s customers will be benefited by the superior image quality with very low noise provided by this image sensor, said Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems.

The evaluation kit will be available in e-con Systems’ website from Feb 1, 2012.

For more information, please visit http://www.e-consystems.com/5MP-HDCameraBoard-omap-am-dm37x.asp.

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