Recap: Embedded World 2024 Showcase by The Imaging Source

Published on April 15, 2024 by TIS Marketing.

The Imaging Source at Embedded World 2024

From April 9 - 11, The Imaging Source showcased its latest product developments for integration-ready embedded vision at Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg. Among the highlights were the new MIPI CSI-2 camera series, 36S, as well as a Toradex-based carrier board for The Imaging Source's MIPI CSI-2 and FPD-Link III cameras.

Versatile Carrier Board with Toradex Verdin SoM

Carrier Board with Toradex Verdin SoM

Designed for versatility, The Imaging Source's new carrier board features an NXP-based System-on-Module (SoM) from Toradex that supports single and dual-camera embedded vision applications. The integration of our MIPI CSI-2 and FPD-Link III camera portfolio with industrial-grade connectivity, reliability and product longevity offers an adaptable and scalable image processing platform for lean and efficient hardware development. Some key features include:

  • 22-pin and 15-pin cameras with Sony and onsemi sensors
  • Toradex Verdin iMX8M Plus SoM
  • 2x 22-Pin MIPI CSI-2 interfaces
  • 1x Gigabit ethernet with power-over-ethernet support
  • Optional 2-Channel FPD-Link III daughterboard
  • 2x USB 3 interfaces
  • HDMI and MIPI DSI display connectors
  • GPIO, I²C, SPI, UART, CAN connectors

FPD-Link III cameras with The Imaging Source's new carrier board and Toradex Verdin SoM

6-Channel Carrier Board and Raspberry Pi 5

Alongside these new products, The Imaging Source demonstrated a 6-channel carrier board paired with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX SoM. The setup showcased the carrier board's multi-camera functionality, flexible camera trigger options, and I/O capabilities via a marble run with a color sorting task.

6-channel carrier board with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX

Rounding out our booth showcases, The Imaging Source also presented a cost-effective dual-camera solution for Raspberry Pi 5. Using DFM 36SX290-ML cameras with wide-angle lenses (118° FoV), the system achieved an approximately 240° FoV. A simple face detection algorithm utilizing libcamera, C++, Gstreamer, and OpenCV was demonstrated with a DNN-based face detector called FaceDetectorYN.

Cost-optimized options: Raspberry Pi 5 with low-cost cameras and wide-angle lenses

Thanks to everyone who made Embedded World 2024 such a great success!