TANIA - Cypress® CX3™ Socionext ISP RDK with Dual Sony Sensors Cypress Silver Level Partner

TANIA (See3CAM_CX3_SNI_ISP_RDK) is a USB3.1 Gen1(5Gb/Sec.) UVC (USB Video Class) Reference Design Kit developed using Cypress® Semiconductors' EZ-USB® CX3™ and Socionext Milbeaut® MBG967 Image Signal Processor(ISP). TANIA has dual (21MP rear and 13MP front) color autofocus camera modules based on Sony IMX230 and IMX258 image sensors respectively. The Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 is a USB3.1 Gen1(5Gb/Sec.) peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB3.1 Gen1(5Gb/Sec.) connectivity with any image sensor compliant with Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard. e-con has already developed two Reference Design Kits called Denebola and Ascella. TANIA is the third Reference Design Kit.

TANIA kit leverages the Milbeaut MBG967 ISP from Socionext to bring out the best picture quality from two image sensors simultaneously (for specific resolutions) and it also supports High-speed, High-accuracy Auto Focus, Auto Exposure and Auto White balance.

  • Single-board solution containing Cypress® Semiconductors CX3™, Socionext's Milbeaut MBG967 and Dual (21MP rear e-CAM210_MI230_MOD and 13MP front e-CAM130_MI258_MOD) camera modules.
  • Socionext's Milbeaut MBG967 ISP, a powerful Image Signal Processor, interfaced in between Image Sensor and CX3, processes bayer raw images for excellent image quality with 3A (Auto Focus, Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance).
  • Plug and Play device (UVC Compliant, doesn't require any special drivers to be installed)
  • USB Interfaces:
    • USB3.1 Gen1(5Gb/Sec.) Type-C Connector (for UVC)
    • USB 2.0 Micro-B connector (for debugging)
  • SPI Flash for firmware storage
  • High Intensity on-board LEDs for Low light environment
  • Backward compatible - Supports USB 2.0 Host (with frame rate limitations)
  • Still Image Capture - 21MP and 13MP
  • Kit Size (with enclosure) (lxwxh) : 133.50mm x 38mm x 39 mm
  • Frame Rate:
  • UYVY (3.0) / YUY2 (2.0) MJPEG
    Resolution Rear Camera Front Camera Rear Camera Front Camera
    USB3.1 Gen1 USB 2.0 USB3.1 Gen1 USB 2.0 USB3.1 Gen1 USB 2.0 USB3.1 Gen1 USB 2.0
    640x360 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    640x480 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    640x640 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1280x720 30 fps & 60 fps 12 fps 30 fps & 60 fps 12 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1284x720 100 fps NS 100 fps NS NS NS NS NS
    1440x720 * 30 fps NS 30 fps NS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1440x1080 30 fps NS 30 fps NS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1920x1080 30 fps NS 30 fps NS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1920x1280 30 fps NS 30 fps NS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    1920x1440 30 fps NS 30 fps NS 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    2592x1458 25 fps NS 25 fps NS 25 fps 7 fps 25 fps 7 fps
    2592x1728 21 fps NS 21 fps NS 21 fps 7 fps 21 fps 7 fps
    2592x1944 19 fps NS 19 fps NS 19 fps 7 fps 19 fps 7 fps
    2880x1440 * 18 fps NS 18 fps NS 18 fps 7 fps 18 fps 7 fps
    3264x1836 16 fps NS 16 fps NS 16 fps NS 16 fps NS
    3264x2176 13 fps NS 13 fps NS 13 fps NS 13 fps NS
    3264x2448 12 fps NS 12 fps NS 12 fps 7 fps 12 fps 7 fps
    4128x2322 NS NS 9 fps NS NS NS 10 fps NS
    4128x3096 NS NS 7 fps NS NS NS 7 fps 7 fps
    5256x2952 6 fps NS NS NS 6 fps NS NS NS
    5256x3936 4 fps NS NS NS 4 fps 4 fps NS NS
  • Launched on: 05 Oct 2017
  • NS - Not Supported
  • * - Resolutions supported for Dual Camera Streaming
  • Note: The above mentioned frame rates are subject to change with lighting of the surroundings, different renderers and PC configuration.
  • Supported OS - Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux 12.04, Linux 14.04 & Linux 16.04
  • Camera application (e-CAMView, QtCAM) supports the following features,
    • Image Quality Settings
      • Brightness
      • Contrast
      • Saturation
      • White Balance
      • Sharpness
      • Exposure
      • Backlight compensation
      • Power Line Frequency
      • Zoom
      • Hardware Default
      • 180° ROLL (only on e-cam view)
    • Still Capture
      • Color Space/Compression
      • Output Size
      • Image Location
      • Image Format
    • Video Capture (only on QtCAM)
      • Frame Rate
      • Color Space/Compression
      • Output Size
      • Video Record Format
      • Video Encoder Format
      • Video Location
    • Extension controls
      • Led Flash
      • Auto Focus ROI
      • CAF Scan Range
      • Manual Focus Position
      • Auto Exposure Metering
      • AWB Presets
      • Flicker Detection
      • JPEG Q Value
      • Default
      • CX3 and ISP Firmware Version
      • Auto Focus Modes
      • Manual Focus Modes

Please contact sales@e-consystems.com for any customization requirements.

Kit Contents:

    • Cypress® CX3™ Socionext ISP Dual (21MP and 13MP) Autofocus Camera RDK assembly with enclosure.
    • USB3.0 Type-A to Type-C cable
    • Quick Start Guide

Developer Resources:

  • Other documents Available with Purchase of TANIA:
    • e-CAMView Windows Application Installation manual
    • e-CAMView Windows Application User Manual
    • Linux Application User Manual

TANIA RDK Customization


  • Do you want to customize the form-factor of Tania for your requirements?
  • Do you want to customize the camera module for your high-volume applications?
  • Do you want to customize Tania to support some other Sony or OmniVision or ON Semi sensors with Socionext ISP?
  • Do you want to customize Tania to support S-mount (M12) lenses instead of VCM Autofocus cameras?