“With the e-CAMNT_MX53x, e-con enables our customers to use analog video sources on the Freescale i.MX53x platform and takes advantage of the inbuilt deinterlacer of i.MX53x processors. The camera driver from e-con supports the inbuilt deinterlacer hardware block and displays smooth deinterlaced video from the interlaced analog sources.” said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems.
This new NTSC/PAL decoder board measuring 61.5 mm x 54.76 mm, will be helpful for customers who provide solutions for Surveillance, Endoscopy, Low Light Camera applications and other customers who use CCD cameras that supports analog interface.
On the backend side, the e-CAMNT_MX53x interfaces with the i.MX53 camera interface also called as the Camera sensor interface (CSI). The CSI is available on the 120 pin header of the QSB. The i.MX53 processor has a hardware deinterlacer and e-con supports Linux driver that makes use of this feature. The e-CAMNT_MX53x converts the analog Video in to YUV and feeds it in to the i.MX53 IPU which takes care of further processing.
Customers who have bought Freescale i.MX53 QSB and are interested in i.MX53 camera support can directly plug in their analog cameras to the e-CAMNT_MX53x.
e-con Systems provides Linux drivers with full source code and sample applications for accessing the video frames, capturing still images and recording video.
Customers interested in customizing e-CAMNT_MX53x or integrating other cameras to i.MX53x processors, can approach e-con Systems for support.
The e-CAMNT_MX53x video adapter board will be available for purchase from Feb15th, 2012 onwards