Avnet improves embedded vision capabilities with multi-camera FMC module

Avnet announced on Thursday its new Multi-Camera FMC Module, an UltraZed-compatible device designed to help engineers more quickly and efficiently develop custom video systems using Xilinx MPSoCs, and in turn, allows customers to start development of their vision applications.

The Avnet Multi-Camera FMC Module expands the company’s embedded vision support for video analytics, video imaging, surveillance and other vision-guided functionalities, with applications for a range of industries including automotive, defense and aerospace, embedded processing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Avnet Multi-Camera FMC module supports up to four high-definition camera modules using MAXIM Integrated GMSL (Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link) technology. It includes Low Pin Count (LPC) FMC module; quad GMSL deserializer from MAXIM Integrated (MAX9286); support for four ON Semiconductor 2.3 MPixel image sensors (AR0231AT); and high-speed FAKRA Mini (HFM) connectors.

The Quad AR0231AT Camera FMC Bundle bundle is designed for Xilinx Zynq-UltraScale+ FMC carriers, including the ZCU102, ZCU104, as well as the Avnet UltraZed EV SOM and Carrier. The bundle features a AES-FMC-MULTICAM4-G FMC module; a Quad-HFM to 4x FAKRA Cable Assembly; four camera modules, each composed of a MAX96705 Serializer Kit (MARS1-MAX96705-GEVK), a AR0231AT Image Sensor Board (MARS1-AR0231AT7-GEVB), and quick Start Card and downloadable documentation and reference designs.

“The Avnet Multi-Camera FMC module is a critical piece of Xilinx reVISION strategy and comes with complete tools, IP and design support to create an out-of-box experience for users,” said Girish Malipeddi, product manager for video and imaging solutions at Xilinx, a MIPI Alliance contributor. “In working with Avnet to deliver this product, we’ll be able to expand Xilinx’s role in automotive, drones and consumer applications.”

The Multi-Camera FMC Module is available as a standalone component or within the Quad-Camera FMC Bundle, which also includes a cable assembly and four camera modules with GMSL serialization. The Quad Camera FMC Bundle is fully integrated to the Xilinx reVISION stack, which features development resources to help design engineers get their ideas to market faster.

“The Avnet Multi-Camera FMC module will empower our customers to quickly develop high performance imaging solutions for autonomous driving and vision-guided applications,” said John Gerard, director of marketing for the Intelligent Sensing Group at ON Semiconductor. “The integration of the AR0231AT CMOS image sensor into the Multi-Camera FMC Module enables it to achieve over 120dB dynamic range with LED flicker mitigation, allowing the platform to operate in the most challenging lighting conditions.”


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