Saturday, June 3, 2023

3D Depth Sensing Camera Suitable For Indoor And Outdoor Applications

By Sharad Bhowmick

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The DepthVista MIPI IRD camera can easily be integrated into NVIDIA Jetson platforms for easy and quick prototyping.

The camera can avoid complications like running depth-matching algorithms on the host platform.

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e-con Systems has released DepthVista MIPI IRD, a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) camera for NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin / AGX Xavier. The camera has a scalable depth range of up to 12m with an accuracy of over 99%. The camera features a wide spectral range which makes it suitable for both outdoor and indoor embedded vision systems. Moreover, the camera can avoid complications like running depth-matching algorithms on the host platform. The DepthVista MIPI IRD camera will enable designers to create a robust depth-sensing camera that can be used in harsh outdoor environments. The camera can be used in applications such as autonomous self-navigating delivery bots, robo vacuum cleaners, etc.

“Last year, we launched a 3D USB camera solution powered by ToF technology, specifically designed for applications that operate in indoor environments. We have since received several requests for a 3D depth camera suitable for outdoor environments that can also work with the NVIDIA Jetson processor family through a MIPI-CSI2 interface. So, we are now launching DepthVista_MIPI_IRD, a ToF MIPI camera, for NVIDIA Jetson platforms. It is perfect for indoor and outdoor embedded vision applications.”, said Gomathi Sankar, Business Unit Head- Industrial at e-con Systems.

A 3D ToF (Time of Flight) depth vision sensor is a type of camera that uses infrared light to measure the distance between the sensor and objects in its field of view. It works by emitting a pulse of light and measuring the time it takes for the light to bounce back off an object and return to the sensor.

  • Key features of DepthVista_MIPI_IRD
  • 940 nm / 850nm – Precise 3D imaging in both outdoor and indoor lighting conditions.
    Depth scalability – Scalable depth range up to 12m (6m by default). Comes with <1% accuracy.
  • Multicamera without interference – A proprietary technique is used to operate multiple ToF cameras without interference noise to provide reliable depth data.
  • Compatibility with NVIDIA Jetson – Ready to deploy with NVIDIA Jetson platforms for easy and quick prototyping.
  • On-camera depth processing – Avoids complications like running depth matching algorithms on the host platform.

e-con Systems provide end-to-end camera solutions like MIPI camera modules, GMSL cameras, FPD Link III cameras, USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras, GigE cameras, stereo cameras, and more. The company creates imaging products for industries such as retail, medical, industrial, agriculture, smart city, etc.



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