THine announce 1st standalone camera

1st April 2024
Kristian McCann

The completion of driver development and its upstream integration were carried out in partnership with Ideas on Board, one of the most reputable Linux consulting service companies for camera and display systems.

Until this development, there was no production-ready driver for standalone ISPs in the mainline Linux kernel. This lack has always been a significant challenge for system design engineers tasked with developing and integrating a Linux kernel driver for the ISP, due to the deep architectural understanding required of both the ISP and the Linux kernel structure. THine THP7312 stands as the first standalone ISP with its Linux driver available in the mainline kernel, simplifying the use of THine’s standalone Image Signal Processor (ISP) with high-performance image sensors across various SoC platforms to achieve high image quality.

The driver's inclusion in the upstream benefits not only system design engineers but also SoC platform suppliers. MediaTek has incorporated this driver into the Software Development Kit (SDK) for its Genio family of edge-computing platforms, targeting AI and IoT. Pumpkin Evaluation Kits (EVK) for MediaTek Genio with THine THEIA-CAM™ Kit are available from OLogic, Inc.

“For 15 years, we have assisted many different clients with their camera needs in Linux,” said Laurent Pinchart, Company Owner at Ideas on Board Oy. “This will be a significant improvement for users who wish to utilise a high-performance standalone ISP without dedicating considerable time and effort.”

MediaTek’s Senior Director of Technology, Stéphane Le Provost, said, “Now that THine's driver is available in the mainline kernel, we could easily integrate it into our Linux SDK for the MediaTek Genio SoC family and utilise standard V4L2 controls. Customers can quickly develop high-resolution camera systems based on THine’s reference camera boards and OLogic’s EVKs.”

“It is a great honour that our Linux driver is now accepted in the mainline kernel thanks to the expertise of Ideas on Board,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect at THine Solutions, Inc. “As a result, numerous industry device manufacturers can now easily integrate our Image Signal Processors into their embedded vision products and applications.”

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