Embedded Development Kits

Develop prototypes for unique vision applications with The Imaging Source's Embedded Development Kits:

The Imaging Source's embedded development kits for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™, NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™, and Raspberry Pi platforms provide plug-and-play efficiency for the rapid development of embedded vision and AI projects in industries such as logistics, automation, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), and a variety of other applications. The embedded development kits' MIPI CSI-2 cameras provide exceptional image quality and color fidelity, ensuring sustainable application design. The Imaging Source also offers embedded development kits with FPD-Link III cameras, which enable cable lengths of up to 15m via an included bridge based on the FPD-Link III protocol.

NVIDIA Jetson is the leading image-processing and deep-learning application platform and as an NVIDIA Preferred Partner within the Jetson ecosystem, The Imaging Source has positioned itself to help developers rapidly implement their embedded vision projects. The high-performance NVIDIA Jetson Nano offers dual-camera functionality and a dedicated GPU with CUDA interface optimized for machine vision, deep learning, and AI applications. In addition to the powerful GPU, the platform's dedicated ISP processes and handles post-processing tasks such as denoising, sharpening, color correction, and image scaling. Further enhancing this product range is the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX, which delivers even greater processing and overall performance. As the preferred platform among software and hardware developers, NVIDIA Jetson has a vast and active community of makers and developers.

An alternative platform, the Raspberry Pi 4 B, provides a cost-optimized and compact computing unit that runs seamlessly with The Imaging Source SDKs and also offers developers broad community support. The embedded development kits based on the Raspberry Pi 4 B are ideal for simple embedded vision applications.

At a Glance: Options for Embedded Vision Kits

The Imaging Source's portfolio of embedded platforms (NVIDIA Jetson Nano, NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX or Raspberry Pi 4 B), platform-compatible cameras (MIPI CSI-2 cameras and FPD-Link III cameras) and M12 lenses, allow developers to quickly implement their embedded vision projects. The graphic below offers all embedded development kit product options at a glance:

Summary of all options
  • Platform:
    The NVIDIA Jetson Nano, NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX and Raspberry Pi 4 platforms are ideal for the rapid prototyping of embedded vision applications.

  • Interface:
    The Imaging Source's embedded development kits offer cameras with two possible interfaces: MIPI CSI-2 cameras or FPD-Link III cameras. MIPI CSI-2 cameras allow for direct camera-to-processor connection, while FPD-Link III cameras allow extended cable lengths (up to 15m) between camera and platform.

  • Sensor:
    Embedded vision cameras from The Imaging Source are equipped with advanced image sensors from SONY and onsemi. Rolling-shutter sensors are suitable for all tasks involving static objects; global shutter sensors are recommended when imaging moving objects.

  • Form factor:
    The Imaging Source's embedded vision cameras are available as board cameras (M12 lenses), board cameras (for C-mount lenses) or with a IP67-certified housing (M12 lenses).

  • Lenses:
    Depending on the form factor, embedded vision cameras from The Imaging Source are compatible with M12 lenses or C-mount lenses.

  • Design-in cameras:
    Compatible with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX and Raspberry Pi 4 platforms, The Imaging Source also offers individual design-in cameras. These are based on the 15-pin or 22-pin FFC/FPC camera interface of the Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board. Design-in cameras with FPD-Link III interface are also available - individually or in combination with deserializer boards for the NVIDIA Jetson platforms and Raspberry Pi 4.

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, video converters and embedded vision components for factory automation, quality assurance, medicine, science, security and a variety of other markets.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, MIPI interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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