RGGBer Embedded Vision Development Kit

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Apr 06, 2018

Connecting a MIPI camera to RGGBer

A MIPI-to-DVP adaptor board

Several people have asked how they can connect a MIPI camera to RGGBer. In this update, we demonstrate one way to accomplish this with a simple add-on converter board.

A MIPI-to-DVP bridge chip, the TC358746, is used for protocol conversion. The iXCtrl interface is used to configure the camera and the TC358746 over I2C, as well as for power-on sequence control for the add-on board. The DVP timing video stream goes to the FPGA through the iXCIS interface.

We’ve successfully tested this solution with the OV2740 camera chip at 1080p 30fps. It works very well!

This is just one possible MIPI to DVP bridge solutions. Users may find other bridge chips can accomplish this task as well. Let us know if you find something.

Otherwise, we are continuing to deal with some manufacturing and component availability issues, but we hope post an update on manufacturing dates soon.

Jie Zou
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$49

FPGA Processor Board

There are two FPGA chip options. The EP4CE30F23C6N supports 400 Mbps x 32 bits DDR2 date rate and EP4CE30F23C8N supports 332 Mbps x 32 bits DDR2 date rate.


$49

Video Mainboard

HDMI input and output, MCU, wireless module, expansion ports, etc.


$20

Camera Module

OV5640 sensor chip: 60° view angle, supports Auto-focus; OV5640 sensor chip: 120° view angle


$15

QVGA LCD Monitor Add-on Card

Connect an LCD monitor. Supports LQ035NC111, backlight LED control, iXHis interface


$15

QVGA LCD Monitor

LCD Monitor LQ035NC111


$139

HD Camera Dev Kit

This kit includes the components used for typical digital camera development. It includes the FPGA processor board, video mainboard, OV5640 AF camera module, USB cable, HDMI cable, and storage box.


$129

VPU Card Dev Kit

The kit includes the components needed for typical Video Processing Unit (VPU) card development. It includes the FPGA processor board, video mainboard, USB cable, two HDMI cables, and a storage box.


$289

Multi-Camera/ADAS Dev Kit

This kit contains the components needed for typical multi-camera or ADAS project development. It includes two FPGA processor boards, two video mainboards, two OV5640 AF camera modules, two USB cables, two HDMI cables, an HDMI type C FPC cable, and a storage box.


$199

Complete RGGBer Dev Kit

This kit bundles together all of the things! It includes the FPGA processor board, video mainboard, OV5640 AF camera module, USB cable, two HDMI cables, HDMI type C FPC cable, storage box, QVGA LCD add-on card, LQ035NC111 LCD, accessories kit, and acrylic case.


$10

Acrylic Case

1 x Laser-cut acrylic case for RGGBer, 4 x screws, 4 x studs


$8

USB Cable

USB type A to mini-USB cable, 0.5 m.


$8

HDMI Cable

HDMI type A to type C cable, 1.0 m.


$12

HDMI Type C, FPC Cable

HDMI type C to type C, FPC cable, 0.2 m. For connecting multiple RGGBers together.

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