An open imaging platform for low power video streaming applications, the MatrixCam Video Development Kit (VDK) has been introduced by ON Semiconductor. It was developed to encourage greater video adoption within IoT products, as well as accelerating time-to-market for OEMs. Target applications include home automation systems, building access devices, baby monitors, advanced lighting controls and smart appliances.
The MatrixCam VDK offers smart streaming capability, with wake-up being initiated by BLE or through the motion-detecting integrated passive infrared sensor. Upon wake-up, a push notification is sent to an assigned portable electronic device (smartphone, tablet computer, etc.) alerting the user that a live stream (or a still image) should be viewed. It can connect to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, with support for both VoD and live streaming. The VDK can be configured via a simple web-based GUI, or using a dedicated mobile application.
Numerous interconnectivity options are built into the MatrixCam platform, including WiFi (802.11b/g/n), Ethernet (10/100Mb/s) and BLE. It features the company’s AR023Z 1/3" format CMOS image sensor which has a 1928x1088 resolution active-pixel array that provides industry-leading low light performance.
Radhika Arora, IoT Product Line Manager, Automotive Imaging and Scanning Division, ON Semiconductor, commented: “The MatrixCam video development kit is a complete production-ready camera solution for IoT. This highly optimised platform showcases ON Semiconductor’s superior imaging technology and accelerates customers’ ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions to the IoT market.”
MatrixCam video development kit hardware and software design documents are available for download at www.onsemi.com/matrixcam. Prototype units are available for $400 per unit.