DENEBOLA (See3CAM_CX3RDK) - CX3 Reference Design

Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) is a USB3.0 USB video class (UVC) reference design kit (RDK) developed by e-con Systems using the EZ-USB® CX3 USB3.0 peripheral controller from Cypress® Semiconductor. The Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 is a USB3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB3.0 connectivity to any image sensor compliant with the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard.

The Denebola RDK developed using EZ-USB® CX3 is a complete RDK and has the OmniVision® OV5640 CMOS image sensor interfaced to it through a two-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface. This is a fully functional camera RDK that can stream uncompressed 720p60, 1080p30, and 5 MP at 15 fps. Denebola RDK is a two-board solution containing a base board designed around the Cypress CX3 USB3.0 peripheral controller and the camera daughter board designed using the OmniVision® OV5640 CMOS image-sensor-based autofocus camera module. e-con Systems, a Silver level partner of Cypress Partner program, has developed this reference design kit for EZ-USB® CX3 from Cypress Semiconductors.

The Denebola RDK support various CMOS image sensors and e-con provides add-on camera daughter boards that can be plugged on to the RDK. For a complete list of supported CMOS sensors, please view accessories tab.
  • Two board solution containing baseboard based on CX3 and camera daughter board based on e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD
  • Two-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface between the CX3 and OV5640 camera image sensor
  • Optional daughter boards supporting various CMOS image sensors planned
  • RS232 level UART port for debugging and other communication
  • SPI Flash and I2C EEPROM for firmware storage. Default firmware is already loaded in the kit
  • JTAG interface for debugging the firmware
  • User Configurable GPIOs from the GPIO header
  • OmniVision OV5640 daughter board interfaced through 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface
  • USB bus powered. Support for external 5V supply through a switch
  • Maximum frame rates for Preview and Capture
    1. VGA – 60 fps
    2. HD (720p) – 60 fps
    3. Full HD (1080p) – 30 fps
    4. 5MP (2592x1944) – 15 fps
  • Still Image Capture
    1. 5MP (2592x1944) resolution
    2. YUV422 (16its per pixel) format
  • Preview format: YUV422 (16bits per pixel)

The Denebola RDK is a two-board solution containing a base board designed around the Cypress CX3 USB3.0 Peripheral controller and a Camera daughter board designed using the OmniVision OV5640 CMOS image sensor based autofocus camera module. e-con also supports various camera sensor daughter boards that can be used to evaluate the CX3 performance with various CMOS Image sensors. For a complete list of supported CMOS sensors, please view accessories tab.

 

Block Diagram of Cypress EZ-USB CX3 development kit

 

Based on the proven EZ-USB FX3 Platform, CX3 comes with an ARM9 CPU and 512KB SRAM that provides 200 MIPS of computational power. The CX3 supports MIPI CSI-2 version 1.01, up to 4 data lanes with data speed up to 1Gbps per lane, for a total bandwidth of 4 Gbps. CX3 is ideally suited for high-definition or high-speed image-capturing applications. CX3 supports multiple peripheral interfaces such as I2C, SPI, and UART, which can be programmed to support Pan, Tilt and Zoom or other camera control functions.

  • Supported OS - Windows XP-SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux
  • e-CAMView - Sample DirectShow Application software
  • UVC Camera Controls:
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Hue
    • Saturation
    • Sharpness
    • White balance control (Auto/Manual)
    • Exposure Control (Auto/Manual)
    • Focus (Auto/Manual)

Kit Contents:

 

    • Denebola CX3 RDK (with e-CAM59CX3 camera board)
    • USB 3.0 Type-A to Micro B cable
    • Quick Start Guide

Default Camera Board:

 

5MP Camera board 5.0 MP MIPI Camera Board (e-CAM59CX3)

e-CAM59CX3 is a default camera board to Denelola CX3 RDK to evaluate e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD, a 5 Mega pixel camera module based on OV5640 image sensor.
 

Add on Boards:

 

5MP Camera board 5.0 MP OV5680 Camera Board (ACC-CX3RDK-5680)

ACC-CX3RDK-5680 is an Add on board to Denelola CX3 RDK to evaluate e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD, a 5 Mega pixel camera module based on OV5680 image sensor

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  • $89
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  • Excluding Shipment Charges
 
5MP Camera board 5.0 MP Custom Lens Camera Board (ACC-CX3RDK-CU5640)

ACC-CX3RDK-CU5640 is an Add on board to Denelola CX3 RDK to evaluate e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD, a 5 Mega pixel camera module based on OV5640 image sensor

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  • $99
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  • Excluding Shipment Charges
 

Supported Camera Modules:

 

5MP Camera board e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD - Custom Lens Camera Module

A small form-factor, Omnivsion OV5640 based pluggable camera module targeted for applications where custom lens is required. Moreover, a wide variety of interchangeable lenses can be used on this custom camera.

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  • $79
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5MP Camera module e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD - 5MP MIPI Camera Module

e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD is a MIPI camera Module from e-con systems featuring Omnivision OV5680 image sensor.

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  • $49
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  • Excluding Shipment Charges
 

Customization:

 

The Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) can be used for EZ-USB® CX3™ based product design and this can also be used by our customers to evaluate the EZ-USB® CX3. e-con Systems also provides customization services for our customers interested in USB3.0 camera solutions.

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