Monday, June 24, 2024

Camera Solution For AI + IoT Systems

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A camera solution aimed at streamlining AI + IoT system integration, enhancing image quality, expediting time-to-market, and simplifying camera system development.

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THine Solutions has released theTHEIA-CAM 13MP PDAF Camera, the THSCP101, which the company claims provides high-resolution image streaming with OLogic’s Pumpkin i350 and Pumpkin i500 Evaluation Kits (EVKs). These EVKs are driven by MediaTek Genio 350 and Genio 500 System on Chips (SoCs), establishing edge processing platforms for AI + IoT systems. The kit includes essential components like a camera board in an acrylic case, a flat flexible cable, an adaptor board supporting 2 Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) ports of the EVK, and a software driver for image streaming and control. 

THine’s optimized Image Signal Processor (ISP) firmware delivers top-notch image quality and swift autofocus through Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) technology. The kit’s performance remains consistent for mass production. The company says the production process characterizes image sensor parameters and calibrates image signal processing to mitigate sensor-to-sensor variation. The company offers a GUI-based software development tool to customize ISP firmware for unique image performance needs. This streamlines MediaTek Genio platform customers’ time-to-market, eliminating high initial costs and extra embedded camera system development.

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Some of the key features of the THSCP101 include:

  • Compatibility with Pumpkin i350 and Pumpkin i500 (up to 2 cameras each)
  • High Resolutions: 13MP at 20fps, 4K2K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps (YUV422 format)
  • Swift Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Superior Image Quality with optimized Auto White Balance and Auto Exposure
  • Consistent Unit-to-Unit Image Quality for High Volume Production
  • Compact Camera Board: 1.38” x 1.38” (35mm x 35mm)

“THSCP101 relieves the design burden for numerous customers of MediaTek Genio series SoCs who require high-performance embedded cameras,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect of THine Solutions, Inc. “Previously, developing a scalable integration of high-resolution and high-performance imaging capabilities to an AI + IoT system had been difficult, but not anymore. MediaTek customers can now plug the THSCP101 into Pumpkin EVKs and see the state-of-the-art image quality in just a few minutes.”

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.

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