congatec – a leading vendor of standardised and customised embedded computer boards and modules – introduces its first embedded x86-based MIPI-CSI 2 Kit that eases the integration of embedded vision technology into smart transportation checkpoints, access control and ticketing systems. The instantly deployable, industrial-grade platform is application-ready for the evaluation and deployment in harsh outdoor and in-vehicle environments. Engineers benefit from simplified development and accelerated time to market. Typical use cases range from video-based remote assistance, vision-based ticketing and gesture-based control to user and vehicle authentication, biometrics-based driver and passenger analytics, and user-centric content delivery as well as smart video surveillance and vandalism protection.
“Combining multifunctional embedded x86 technology with the most widely used camera interface for mobile phones offers many benefits including performance, power and efficiency optimisation for vendors of smart transportation checkpoints, access controls and ticketing systems”, explains Jürgen Jungbauer, product line manager Single Board Computers at congatec. “Our Intel Atom processor based Pico-ITX board offers the advantages of both worlds, simplifying the evaluation of this attractive technology for latest state-of-the-art applications demanding industrial-grade quality and long-term availability.”
The congatec MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit is pre-configured and validated with all required drivers, includes all the building blocks of a smart camera solution, and can be easily customised to support new applications and features. It is 100 per cent compliant with the latest MIPI-CSI standard and optimised to run the MIPI-CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging based on ON Semiconductor’s AR0237 HD sensor together with the rugged 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.