RGGBer Embedded Vision Development Kit

A fully open source, affordable, modular development kit that makes embedded vision development easy.

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RGGBer Dev Kit


RGGBer is a complete dev-kit dedicated to the embedded vision domain. It is based on an FPGA and provides all the necessary hardware resources to support 1080p @ 60 Hz video applications.

RGGBer helps you quickly start your video or digital image projects with various modular boards and accessories, so you can tailor the hardware to your project. This lets you save time and money by freeing you from having to do general PCB design and construction. It also saves time and money by letting you choose from well developed FPGA framework and reference designs.

In keeping with the principles of open hardware, all documentation regarding the FPGA framework, high quality reference designs, etc., will be freely available on GitHub.

RGGBer Core board

RGGBer Core board

Features and Specifications

  • FPGA processor board
    • FPGA chip: EP4CE30F23C6N/C8N
    • DDR2 chips: 2 x MT47H64M16HR
    • USB 2.0 to UART bridge: CP2102-GM
    • 10 pin JTAG port
    • 2 x 100 pins high speed expansion connectors
    • 68 mm x 60 mm
  • Image mainboard
    • HDMI RX chip: TFP401APZP, video only, pixel rate 165 Mhz, 1080p and WUXGA at 60 Hz, RGB 24 bits
    • HDMI TX chip : TFP410PAP, video only, pixel rate 165 Mhz, 1080p and WUXGA at 60 Hz, RGB 24 bits
    • BLE4.0 to UART module for wireless control
    • On board MCU
    • 2 x 100 pins high speed expansion connectors
    • Supports micro SD card
    • 78 mm x 60 mm
  • Expansion interfaces
    • iXHis: 15 x LVDS data lanes, 1 x LVDS clock lane. Supports 31 single-ended lines and 2 x clock inputs. DC +5V output
    • iXCIS: Supports general image sensor’s DVP port
    • iXCtrl : 2 x 16-bit PWM, 2 x 12-bit DAC, 2 x 12-bit ADCs up to 200 ksps, Output +5 VDC
  • Image sensor module
    • OV5640 chip, 60° lens and supports auto focus
    • OV5640 chip, 120° lens
  • Add-on boards
    • LCD add-on board : support 320 x 240 TFT color LCD, iXHis interface
    • Prototyping board : 4 x SMA, free prototyping zone, iXCtrl interface

Android App Support

You can access and control RGGBer via our Android app.

RGGBer Android App UI

RGGBer Android App UI

Reference Designs and Demo Projects

We’ll share plenty of reference designs and demos during the campaign, including:

  • Full HD digital camera, supports 3A
RGGBer HD Camera

RGGBer HD Camera

  • Video processing unit reference design
  • Multi-camera surveillance demo projects
  • An entry-level ADAS demo project
  • Medical imaging and an endoscope prototype

Project Updates

Jul 19, 2017

RGGBer is relaunching as RGGBer Dev Kit

Good news for fans and backers of RGGBer, the Swiss Army Knife of embedded vision development! We're going to be relaunching on Crowd Supply soon. We've made some exciting changes to the project, including a new modular approach featuring a suite of daughter-boards and peripherals that you can add and combine to build your own custom imaging development solution. That's why we've renamed the project the RGGBer Dev Kit. For more details on what we've been up to, check out the full update. Read the full update.

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