This kit offers the IMX304, a 12.4Mpix Sony Pregius Gen2 CMOS Sensor in a platform that interfaces with nVIDIA Jetson TX and AGX Xavier processor boards.
These imagers combine high sensitivity and a low read noise. They are therefore a great choice for imaging under a wide range of conditions, including low-light imaging applications such as fluorescence microscopy. The small pixel-size and large FOV makes this camera series work well in large FOV imaging systems, being Nyquist-matched even with low-magnification microscope microscope objectives.
Since this is a large FOV imager, the RGB color version is a good match for imaging fixed, stained specimens in histology & pathology. It can also be used for multi-probe fluorescence microscopy, in which it is important to image the emission of multiple fluorophores simultaneously.
These image sensors operate in Global Shutter mode, which means that all pixels begin and end exposure simultaneously. This is particularly useful in imaging conditions in which the field of view changes rapidly, either due to fast motion or due to rapid changes in light intensity.
The product is intended for use as a Development Kit, comprising of one or more Sensor Modules & Flex Cables, an Adapter, Software and Sources. nVIDIA processing boards are not included and may be purchased through nVIDIA’s channels.
FRAMOS offers this modular approach as a way for embedded system developers to greatly simplify the process of integrating high performance image sensors into embedded vision products. It facilitates the connection of the latest image sensor technology to open processing platforms, such as the NVIDIA Jetson Family or the 96boards.org standard. Reference drivers and sample applications deliver images immediately after installation, supporting V4L2 and an optional derivate API for ease-of-integration. The kits may be used as-is for imaging projects, or for the initial steps in the development of broader-scope embedded computation platforms with advanced imaging capabilities. In the context of broader-scope development, electrical design references and driver sources provide guidance and enables customization. Developers can rely on FRAMOS for technical support and mitigate the risk to their development efforts by leveraging a robust product, a proven integration process and a responsive supply chain for sensors, modules, and accessories.
Processor Boards supported:
- nVidia AGX Xavier
- nVidia TX2
Color Space Options:
- RGB Color
Configuration Options: [processor boards are not included, but may be purchased via nVidia’s channels]
- Single: one image sensor, connected via a flex cable to an adapter board which plugs into a processor board
- Dual: two image sensors, each connected via a flex cable to a single adapter board which plugs into a processor board
- Quad: four image sensors, each connected via a flex cable to a single adapter board which plugs into a single processor board