November 06, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the Part Number change notification for e-CAM51_USB
e-con Systems announces the Part Number change notification for e-CAM51_USB. The ordering part number for e-CAM51_USB is changed to e-CAM51A_USB and e-CAM52_5640_MOD is changed to e-CAM52A_5640_MOD. The socket that is there on the e-CAM51_USB is now obsolete. We have replaced it with the new socket. There is no change in the performance or any change in the Software.
Mechanical drawing of e-CAM51A_USB 5MP USB camera
Note: There is no part number change for e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS. The e-CAM52_5640_MOD_NIR module is being used in IR version of this camera.
October 14, 2015 – e-con Systems announces L2Tek as their sales representative for United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland
e-con Systems announces L2Tek as their sales representative for United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland. The product range includes camera modules, camera boards, USB2/USB3 cameras, Cypress Reference designs and industrial camera.
"L2Tek's extensive experience in technical, sales and customer relationships in this geographical region will be an asset to us. We believe, working along with L2Tek will provide us amazing opportunities to serve new customers who are looking to add camera into their products or those who have cameras as their product's main component." said Mr. Harishankkar, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems Inc.
Customers in this geographic region can contact L2Tek directly for e-con's camera products.
L2Tek is a manufacturers' representative and distributor specialising in electronics hardware, software and semiconductor IP for the broadcast, professional video, IPTV, surveillance and industrial imaging markets. In addition, the company offers design services based on extensive experience in these sectors. From a portfolio of complementary components and systems, L2Tek works closely with its customers to provide expert technical support, enabling rapid, cost-effective product innovation.
L2Tek markets high performance semiconductors for image processing and related applications, FPGA IP, optical modules for video and telecom systems, power supplies, displays, single-board computers, and high speed connectors and interconnect assemblies.
The company's engineering services ensure that technical solutions are precisely tailored to individual requirements. More information can be found at http://www.l2tek.co.uk.
Oct 13, 2015 – e-con Systems Launches USB 3.0 RGB-IR Camera with Interchangeable Lenses
e-con Systems announces the launch of See3CAM_CU40, the industry's first RGB-IR pixel format camera with a USB 3.0 UVC interface, and the e-CAM40_CUMI4682_MOD, a stand-alone MIPI CSI-2 module. The new See3CAM_CU40 is a member of e-con's See3CAM family of USB 3.0 UVC cameras, and is based on the 1/3-inch OV4682, a 4-megapixel image sensor from OmniVision Technologies. The See3CAM_CU40 camera, combined with the S-mount (M12) lens holder, allows customers to use lenses and optical filters such as IR cutoff, IR pass, or dual band filters, based on their application requirements.
Fig: See3CAM_CU40 USB 3.0 RGB-IR Camera with M12 Lens
The camera supports video streaming at 300 frames per second (FPS) in 672 x 388 pixels, 90 FPS in 720p high definition (HD) and 1080p HD in 40 FPS. At its full resolution of 4-megapixels (2688 x 1520 pixels), the See3CAM_CU40 can support 14 FPS in 10 bits-per-pixel format. The See3CAM_CU40 has manual exposure control that allows exposure to be controlled from 100 microseconds to 1 second. The UVC-compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux without requiring additional drivers. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device, and in Linux as a V4L2 capture source.
"We welcome the opportunity to work with e-con Systems to develop a single camera suitable for both human vision and machine vision applications. Using an RGB-IR image sensor allows for a cost-effective and compact camera that provides good quality color images, as well as IR information for emerging applications such as depth map generation, gesture recognition, face authentication, IoT, AR and VR applications. The See3CAM_CU40 provides a development an environment to further advance these and other emerging applications," said Tehzeeb Gunja, Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager at OmniVision.
"Ever since the OV4682 sensor was introduced by OmniVision, we have been getting requests from our customers for a camera module using this sensor. This sensor has garnered significant attention from customers due to an innovative RGB-IR pixel format and the high frame-rate capability. We are excited to launch our See3CAM_CU40, which brings out these capabilities of the OV4682 sensor combined with e-con's deep expertise in camera solutions. I am eagerly looking forward to innovative products from our customers using our See3CAM_CU40 camera," said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems Inc.
To know more about See3CAM_CU40, please refer See3CAM_CU40 - 4MP color RAW RGB-IR USB 3.0 camera
e-con Systems announces the launch of ACC-iMX6-CUMI1820CAM, 13 Mega pixel camera support for eSOMiMX6 - i.MX6 Computer on module. This is a 13 MP 4 lane MIPI CSI-2 camera board for Ankaa - eSOMiMX6 reference design kit.
The ACC-iMX6-CUMI1820CAM houses the e-CAM130_CUMI1820_MOD - 13 MP Camera module based on Aptina / ON Semiconductor AR1820HS sensor and interfaces with the Ankaa's i.MX6 processor over 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface. e-con Systems has developed the Linux camera driver for this MIPI CSI-2 camera and the camera driver is compatible with standard V4L2 APIs. Together with the sample viewer application, the ACC-iMX6-CUMI1820CAM forms a complete 4 lane MIPI CSI-2 camera solution comprising 13MP MIPI CSI-2 camera module, the compatible Linux driver and the sample viewer application running on Ubuntu distribution. The Camera module features an integrated ISP that has the Smile and face detection features. Watch integrated face detection and Smile Detection demo with e-con Sytems' 13MP camera on eSOMiMX6 Running Android/Linux at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqtHNcWK_hM.
Sep 16, 2015 – e-con Systems releases updated WEC2013 i.MX6 BSP with cache issues resolved
e-con Systems announces the release of optimized WEC2013 BSP (Version: 1.05) for eSOMiMX6 Computer on module with the cache issues resolved. NXP/Freescale's default i.MX6 WEC2013 BSP has the cache issue that affects the Direct Show based video streaming and video playback. e-con systems' optimized i.MX6 BSP enables smooth video streaming and Video Playback. Watch demo of Ankaa - eSOMiMX6 RDK running with e-con's Stable WEC2013 BSP at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=5TsE_wuEE3U.
Aug 26, 2015 – e-con Systems launches an Android USB Web Camera App for Phones / Tablets
e-con Systems has developed a USB camera application for Android Phones and Tablets - Webeecam. Webeecam supports any camera that conforms to the USB Video Class Specification (UVC) which includes an array of off-the -shelf webcams. This makes your USB camera portable and allows you to instantly share the captured images using any social media applications. e-con Systems' intends to add new features every month like the ability to connect multiple UVC USB cameras to the phone/tablet.
"With the next generation of applications and products built around tablets and phones, there is an increasing need for interfacing the common PC peripherals such as USB webcams with these mobile devices. Our Webeecam enables off-the-shelf USB UVC webcams and other specialty UVC cameras such as Microscopes, Borescopes, Thermal cameras etc. on phones and tablets, where tablets can become the processing platform with rich user experience. Customers can benefit from e-con's expertise to interface specialty cameras with any off-the-shelf Android Phone or Tablet to develop novel applications around these Android devices" said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems.
Webeecam provides access to all UVC camera controls like brightness, exposure, etc. supported by the USB Camera and supports all resolutions available with the USB Camera. Apart from Webcams, Webeecam can be used with USB Borescopes, Microscopes and other specialty USB cameras as well.
Aug 12, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the launch of Cypress® CX3™ THine® ISP 13MP Autofocus RDK
e-con Systems announces the launch of reference design kit with Cypress® CX3™ Thine® ISP 13MP autofocus USB 3.0 Camera, Ascella along the Cypress Semiconductor Corp and Thine® Electronics, Inc. The new Ascella design kit is based on Cypress's EZ-USB® CX3™ USB 3.0 camera controller and Thine®'s THP7312 image signal processor (ISP), and it includes optimized firmware, a software development kit, reference circuit schematics and related materials. The Ascella kit accelerates customers' time-to-market without expensive initial costs for developing camera firmware, and it delivers higher resolution and advanced functions for various applications. The Ascella USB 3.0 Camera Reference Design Kit is available through e-con Systems.
Cypress™'s CX3™ adds USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensor that is compliant with the 4 lane MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) standard, and Thine®'s THP7312 ISP supports 16-megapixel resolution with industry-leading throughput and low power consumption. The reference design kit by Cypress and Thine® enables plug-and-play operation, and it includes firmware optimized for all USB camera functions, significantly shortening development time and reducing engineering costs. Developers can use this smart reference design kit as a production-ready final product and can also utilize it as a development tool for high-resolution camera systems.
"The Ascella reference design kit leverages Cypress's programmable USB 3.0 controller, our expertise in USB system designs and THine®'s advanced image signal processing technology," said Mark Fu, Senior Marketing Director of the USB 3.0 product line at Cypress."It provides a compelling demonstration of using 5-Gbps SuperSpeed USB technology in camera and imaging applications."
"This kit absolutely brings designers of higher-resolution applications an effective solution to drastically shorten development time with optimized firmware and widely-applicable USB interface technology," said Kazutaka Nogami, President and CEO of THine®."Our global customers will be pleased with its superior image quality and performance."
"We have witnessing an increasing demand for high-resolution, high-fram erate cameras with USB 3.0 interface for a wide range of applications," said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems."This new Ascella reference design kit with a powerful combination of sophisticated THine®'s ISP and high-speed USB 3.0 camera controller CX3, provides the right platform for meeting these requirements."
August 10, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX
e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification (EOL) for e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX, is an add on board from e-con Systems which works plug and play with every Gumstix® Overo® computer-on-module (COM). This board provides the still capture upto resolution of 5MP with custom lens.
Each Gumstix® Overo® COM is powered by a Texas Instruments' (TI) OMAP Applications Processor and has the same 27 pin header to which the e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX can be interfaced. e-con’s new e-CAM51_CU35x_GSTIX camera board for Gumstix® Overo® features the e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD camera module and hence provides the customers with an opportunity of integrating the lens of their choices. The e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD features the 5MP image sensor OV5640 from Omnivision.
As such, all orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be sourced. After that time, no orders can be accepted even if this occurs before the last buy date. The last buy date for these products will be Sept 15, 2015.
July 28, 2015 – e-con Systems Announces PlayRobot as their China distributor
e-con Systems announces PlayRobot as its Chinese Distributor. Customers in China willing to buy e-con's Cameras and Computer on modules can directly order from PlayRobot.
"We are excited to have PlayRobot to be our distributor for China. PlayRobot, who understands the camera engineering business allows e-con to support the significantly growing enquiries from our Chinese customers" said Mr. Harishankkar, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems Inc.
"PlayRobot is a robot integration company. e-con Systems is the world leading embedded product development company. We are proud to represent e-con Systems and provide sensors - module - system integration solution to our customers. PlayRobot also bring e-con Systems hardware and software design solutions to customers in China. Working together, we will help customers to realize their product ideas and shorten product time to market." said Mr. Martin Wang, ED, PlayRobot company.
July 28, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for e-CAM56_37x_GSTIX
e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification (EOL) for e-CAM56_37x_GSTIX, 5 MP HD Camera Board for Gumstix®'s Overo® Series.
The e-CAM56_37x_GSTIX is e-con's 5 MP Camera Board, which works as plug and play with every Gumstix® Overo® series of Computer on Modules developed by Gumstix Inc. The Overo series of Computer on Modules based on Texas Instruments' (TI's) OMAP™ family of processors.
As such, all orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be sourced. After that time, no orders can be accepted even if this occurs before the last buy date. The last buy date for these products will be Aug 14, 2015.
May 20, 2015 – Android dual display on top of eSOMiMX6
e-con Systems announces Dual display solution on top of eSOMiMX6, e-con systems' i.MX6 based Computer on module. Customers who would need multiple displays would be benefitted by this new solution. An example would be digital signage or a Point of a sale where there is a requirement for multiple displays with different screens. The NXP/Freescale i.MX6 processor has got support for multiple displays which e-con systems has harnessed and made it work in Android.
e-con Systems has a demo available on e-con Systems's Ankaa development kit, which is a development kit on top of eSOMiMx6. Customers interested in evaluating this solution can buy the Ankaa kit from e-con Systems' webstore
May 05, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for e-CAM52_5640_MOD & e-CAM52A_MI5640_MOD
e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for e-CAM52_5640_MOD - 5 MP OV5640 Auto Focus Parallel Camera Module, e-CAM52A_MI5640_MOD - 5 MP OV5640 MIPI Camera Module and their No-IR versions e-CAM52_5640_MOD_NIR & e-CAM52_MI5640_MOD_NIR as the mating connector used in these modules have been announced End of Life.
As such, all orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be sourced. After that time, no orders for both modules can be accepted even if this occurs before the last buy date. The last buy date for these products will be May 31, 2015.
Apr 21st, 2015 - e-con Systems Launches World's first MIPI CSI-2 Camera Solution for NVIDIA Tegra K1
e-con Systems announces the launch of of the world's first MIPI CSI-2 camera solution for NVIDIA(r) Jetson Tegra K1 development kit - e-CAM130_CUTK1. e-CAM130_CUTK1 is a 13MP MIPI CSI-2 camera board for NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered Jetson development kit. is a 13MP MIPI CSI-2 camera solution board for NVIDIA Tegra K1 powered Jetson development kit.
The e-CAM130_CUTK1 is based on e-con Systems' e-CAM130_CUMI1820_MOD - 13 MP Camera Module and interfaces with the Tegra K1 processor over 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface. e-con Systems has developed the Linux camera driver for this MIPI CSI-2 camera and the camera driver is compatible with standard V4L2 APIs. Together with the sample viewer application, the e-CAM130_CUTK1 forms a complete 4 lane MIPI CSI-2 camera solution comprising 13MP MIPI CSI-2 camera module, the compatible Linux driver and the sample viewer application running on Ubuntu distribution.
"We are excited to launch the 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 camera solution with the V4L2 driver for NVIDIA Jetson Tegra K1 CPU through our e-CAM130_CUTK. Earlier we launched 8 MP USB 3.0 camera support for Jetson board. Some of our customers using this USB3 camera have been asking for 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 support for Tegra K1 CPU citing to high performance. We are glad to have this fulfilled with the state-of-the-art camera solution that not only supports 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 but also 13MP resolution", said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc. "Our customers can also engage with e-con Systems for customizing or porting our driver to any camera module or to any of their customized Tegra K1 boards. e-con Systems also provides customization and porting services for our MIPI CSI-2 camera driver", he added.
The e-CAM130_CUMI1820_MOD is based on AR1820HS CMOS Image sensor from Aptina / ON Semiconductor Imaging and is provided with the S-mount (M12) lens mount that enables customers to choose a lens of their choice. This camera module houses an high-performance ISP chip that performs Auto functions (Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, etc) in addition to the complete ISP pipeline that provides best-in-class images and video along with the optional MJPEG compression. The e-CAM130_CUMI1820_MOD supports 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface for video transport and the standard I2C interface for camera control. Through the 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface, this camera module supports Ultra HD (3840x2160) video streaming in addition to Full-HD and HD video streaming in both uncompressed YUV422 and MJPEG formats. The still image capture is supported at full 13MP resolution in both uncompressed BMP and compressed JPEG format.
On the NVIDIA Jetson development kit, the e-CAM130_CUTK1 supports streaming VGA@ 102 fps, HD@ 60 fps (720p60), Full HD@50 fps (1080p30), 4K or Ultra HD@ 22 fps (3840 x 2160) and 13MP@ 14 fps in uncompressed YUV format. It also streams VGA@ 102 fps, HD @ 50 fps, FHD @ 52 fps and 4K or Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) at 25 fps in compressed MJPEG format. This can also stream the 13MP video at a maximum of 15fps in compressed MJPEG format. The camera driver also exposes the standard camera controls such as exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, gamma, gain, sharpness etc through the V4L2 interface. Read more..
Apr 20th, 2015 - e-con Systems Announces PlayRobot as their Taiwan distributor
Chennai/St.Louis. e-con Systems today announced PlayRobot as its Taiwan Distributor. PlayRobot is a Taiwanese company head quartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Customers willing to buy Cameras and Computer on modules can directly order the cameras and Computer on modules from PlayRobot.
"Taiwan is an exciting market for us. Having a distributor like PlayRobot who understands the camera engineering business is important for us. This new distributor brings an increased range of coverage and strength of representation of our extensive product line to this important market" said Harishankkar, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems Inc.
"PlayRobot provides integrated robot solutions and promotes robots to manufacturing, educational and research institutions.
PlayRobot is the leading robotic company in Taiwan and we are proud to introduce e-con Systems to our customers. Our clients always ask for integrated vision solutions and e-con Systems is the answer.It is difficult to find a company like e-con Systems that provides embedded image processing solution in a cost effective way.
e-con systems' high quality products are used in many areas such as, surveillance system, UAV/drones, license plate capture system and optical character recognition tools.
By partnering with e-con Systems, we bring an end to end robot vision solution and the best technical support to our customers. " said Mr. Martin Wang, ED, PlayRobot company.
Mar 31st, 2015 - e-con Systems announces enRoute as its Japanese distributor
Chennai/St.Louis. e-con Systems today announced EnRoute as its Japanese Distributor. EnRoute is a Japanese company head quartered in Saitama, Japan. Customers willing to buy Cameras and Computer on modules can directly order the cameras and Computer on modules from EnRoute.
"Japan is the world's third largest economy and having a distributor like enRoute who understand cameras and the integration issue is going to add tremendous value addition for our customers. For some time, we have been looking for a partner who understands cameras and enRoute rightly fits in to that" said Harishankkar Subramanyam, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems Inc.
"Customers do not expect a local supplier to just supply the goods but also support them very well. That's what enRoute brings to the table in this partnership. enRoute is already in to drones and we deal with many cameras for capturing images analyzing them ,etc for applications like environmental research, disaster response by search and rescue, infrastructure and agriculture. This knowledge in cameras would help enRoute to support e-con systems' customers to integrate camera in their products." said Mr. Tomoyuki Izu, President, enRoute.
Feb 18th, 2015 - e-con Systems Launches Ultra HD 13 Megapixel camera
e-con Systems announces the launch of the See3CAM_CU130, part of the See3CAM family of USB 3.0 UVC-compliant cameras. The See3CAM_CU130 is based on AR1820HS CMOS Image sensor from Aptina / ON Semiconductor Imaging and is provided with the S-mount (M12) lens mount that enables customers to choose a lens of their choice. The See3CAM_CU130 houses a high-performance Image Signal Processor chip that performs Auto functions (Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, etc) in addition to the complete image signal processing pipeline that provides best-in-class images and video along with the optional MJPEG compression. In addition, this USB 3.0 camera supports Ultra HD (3840x2160) video streaming at 30fps in MJPEG over USB 3.0 interface. The still image capture is supported at full 13MP resolution in both uncompressed BMP and compressed JPEG format. This UVC compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source.
"We are excited to bring the 13MP camera with Ultra-HD video streaming capability to mass market with the flexibility of interchangeable lenses as part of our highly popular See3CAM family of USB 3.0 UVC cameras. The 13MP still image capture and 13MP video streaming over USB 3.0 interface are the features that we have not heard of in a USB UVC cameras, and e-con has brought these capabilities in the mass market USB 3.0 UVC cameras" said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc."The flexibility to use M12 lenses, external hardware trigger signal, and Zero-Shutter-Lag still image capture capability will enable our customers to explore in to new product areas and enhance their current product capabilities", he added.
The compact See3CAM_CU130 camera measures 30mm x 30mm in size is constructed as a two-PCB solution. The camera has the S-Mount (also known as M12 lens mount) enabling the customers to use any off-the-shelf lenses for different applications demanding different lenses. The USB 3.0 base board contains the USB 3.0 connector, an indication LED and the GPIO header. Customers can also use the TRIGGER signal available on the GPIO connector to provide external TRIGGER signal for still image capture. The STROBE signal of the GPIO connector can be used to enable the LED Flash for external illumination.
One important feature of this camera is the Zero-Lag-Shutter image capture. The preview to 13MP still image capture time is very fast and can be completed within 700ms for 13MP image in JPEG format. This is beneficial for applications where high-speed snapshots at full 13MP resolutions are to be captured instantly while previewing the low resolution, high-frame rate preview. Read more..
Feb 12, 2015 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for eSOM300 and Alioth
e-con Systems announces the End of Life (EOL) notification for eSOM300, a Computer on module based on XScale®/ARM PXA300 application processor and Alioth, a Development Kit for PXA300 Processors. Raw materials of the discontinued part are in short supply. As such, all orders will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be sourced. The last buy date for this product will be February 28, 2015.
Jan 6th, 2015 - Five straight wins! e-con Systems engineers achieve Microsoft ® Most Valuable Professional award
e-con Systems, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold partner based out of India, announced that Mr. Prabu Kumar, Windows Embedded Project Lead and Mr. Vinoth Rajagopalan, Project Lead - Windows Embedded Products have achieved Windows Embedded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. e-con Systems is delighted to note that both Prabu and Vinoth were awarded with MVP, four times and twice earlier respectively.
"Thank you for your exceptional contributions to technical communities! It gives us great pleasure to present you with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for the technical expertise you generously provide to others. By sharing your knowledge, experience, and objective feedback, you inspire and help people to solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. We are honoured to welcome you as a Microsoft MVP." said Rich Kaplan, Corporate Vice President, Customer and Partner Advocacy, Microsoft Corporation.
Prabu Kumar and Vinoth both hold the distinction of being the 2 of 3 Windows Embedded - Most Valuable Professionals from India. They have both received this prestigious recognition for their outstanding technical leadership and expertise in Windows Embedded CE combined with significant contribution to the embedded community.
About Microsoft MVP Award
Microsoft recognizes the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. These exceptional community leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds. They include technologists, who actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.
Jan 2nd, 2015 - e-con Systems announces USB 3.0 Cameras support to NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Kit
e-con Systems announces the See3CAM - USB 3.0 Cameras support to NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Development kit for image processing or any computer vision application. The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Development kit is the world's first mobile supercomputer for embedded systems and opens the door for embedded system designs to harness the power of GPU-accelerated computing.
The Tegra K1 SoC (System-on-a-Chip) architecture features 4-PLUS-1 Cortex A15 "r3" CPU architecture that delivers high performance. The Kepler GPU architecture of Tegra K1 SoC utilizes 192 CUDA cores to deliver advanced graphics capabilities, GPU computing with NVIDIA CUDA 6 support, breakthrough power efficiency and performance for GPU-accelerated computing applications. Also the Advanced Display Engine of this SOC is capable of simultaneously driving both a 4K local display and a 4K external monitor via HDMI. For More details check our article, See3CAMs on Jetson TK1 Kit
Nov 26th, 2014 - e-con Systems announces Cortex A9 Computer on module
e-con Systems announces the launch of its eSOMiMX6 Computer on module. The eSOMiMX6 Computer-on-Module is based on NXP/Freescale's IMX6 processor. e-con Systems already has dozens of customers in mass production using computer on modules, such as the eSOM3730, eSOM270 and eSOM300.
eSOMiMX6 is a ready to use System-On-Module using Quad, Dual or Solo ARM Cortex™ A9 Processor running up to a speed of 1.2GHz. e-con's i.MX6 system on module encompasses eMMC Flash whose capacity ranges from 4GB to 64GB and 64 bit LVDDR3 with capacity as low as 256MB to as high as 2GB. eSOMiMX6 is custom micro Qseven® form factor compatible module providing all possible connecting options for Industrial products. e-con's i.MX6 system on module is available with preloaded Windows embedded compact 2013 BSP, Linux or Android BSP.
"We are proud to launch the eSOMiMX6, the next product of our eSOM family of Computer-on-Modules based on the popular i.MX6 CPU from NXP/Freescale within one year from the launch of our eSOM3730. With built-in WiFi/BT and Gigabit Ethernet transceivers, our eSOMiMX6 is a highly integrated SOM and is supported with Windows Embedded, Linux and Android and is available as production-ready. By building the end products based on our SOM, customers can concentrate on their business logic and application development, leaving the tedious and often time-consuming task of maintain platform software on e-con's shoulder" said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc."Customers can also engage with e-con's in-house team of expert engineers in hardware design, Windows Embedded Compact, Linux and Android to develop the products in a cost-effective way and launch their products in to the market faster than ever before", he added.
The eSOMiMX6 has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C making it suitable for products to be used in fluctuating temperature ranging from freezing to higher temperatures. The features of this Computer on module includes Full HD@30fps (1080p) Video encoding & decoding along with 3D graphic acceleration that enables the product to be used in high end graphics application. With inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (BLE), eSOMiMX6 enables the product usage for IoT, cloud computing etc. The eSOMiMX6 enables simultaneous streaming of 3 cameras enabling the product usage for 360⁰ viewing applications. Read more..
Nov 11th, 2014 - e-con Systems Launches Monochrome USB 3.0 camera with changeable lenses
e-con Systems announces the launch of the See3CAM_CU51, part of the See3CAM family of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cameras. The See3CAM_CU51 is based on MT9P031 Monochrome CMOS Image sensor from Aptina / ON Semiconductor and is provided with the S-mount (M12) lens mount that enables customers to choose a lens of their choice. The See3CAM_CU51 supports video streaming at resolutions of up to 1080p@30fps and full resolution (2592x1944) @14fps with 12bits per pixel resolution. In addition, the See3CAM_CU51 also has a fast video capture capability of VGA @ 120fps. The UVC compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source.
The See3CAM_CU51 is ideal for customer applications where monochrome images are required along with the flexibility for choosing a lens of their choice is required. See3CAM_CU51 can be used in Scanning applications, Medical Equipment, Measurement devices, Quality Inspection, Industrial Automation and Pattern recognition.
"The See3CAM_CU51 is a 5MP USB 3.0 UVC camera with advanced features targeted for demanding applications from our customers. With its 12bits per pixel resolution, high speed preview of 120fps in VGA, Zero Shutter Lag during still capture, and other features, e-con's See3CAM_CU51 camera shall help our customers to meet the challenging demands" said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc."e-con also offers the customization of See3CAM_CU51 to meet customer requirements for special requirements and also sells the camera sensor module alone for use with various application processors", he added.
The See3CAM_CU51 supports normal Electronic Rolling Shutter (ERS) operation on the preview video and can switch to Global Reset Release (GRR) mode for the 5MP still image capture. In the GRR mode, all the pixels of the image sensor are reset simultaneously and exposed at the same until the pixels are read out sequentially. GRR mode reduces the image distortion while capturing moving objects, compared with the regular Electronic Rolling Shutter mode. This mode is a good fit for applications where, a quasi-global shutter mode is required in a cost-effective fashion. And the GRR still image capture can be triggered with an external Trigger signal. Read more..
Oct 27th, 2014 - See3CAM_10CUG passes FCC tests
e-con today announced that its 1.3M pixel Monochrome Global shutter based Industrial camera, the See3CAM_10CUG, has passed the FCC Class B Class 15 tests. The report is available for download from this link. "The passing of FCC tests is an important mile stone for us. This would enable our customers to use the boxed version of the See3CAM_10CUG, the See3CAM_10CUG_MBX, to be used as an end product. In addition, customers can also integrate the OEM version, the See3CAM_10CUG_MH, in to their product design knowing very well that FCC certification of the final product will not be a challenge as far as See3CAM_10CUG goes." said HarishAnkaar, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems.
Oct 15th, 2014 - e-con Systems exhibits at Vision 2014, Germany to showcase its Latest products Demo
We are pleased to invite you to our booth #1-A27 at the VISION 2014. e-con Systems exhibits at vision, Germany to showcase its expertise in Embedded Processor Modules, Reference Designs and Camera Solutions among others to the customers and offering cost effective solutions.
Here are the live demos that you would be interested in
Our Co-founder Mr. Ashok Babu and Camera products head Mr. Prabu Kumar would be meeting you at the booth and can assist you with any of your up-coming projects. We look forward to see you at this event.
Oct 9th, 2014 - e-con Systems Launches USB 3.0 Near Infrared camera with choice of lenses/filter
e-con Systems announces the launch of the See3CAM_12CUNIR, part of the See3CAM family of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cameras. The See3CAM_12CUNIR is a small form-factor pluggable camera solution and houses the e-CAM10_CU0130_MOD with M12 lens mount. The See3CAM_12CUNIR supports 720p@60 and full resolution 1280x960 at 45fps.
The e-CAM10_CU0130_MOD is a 1.3 MP UVC-compliant USB 3.0 Monochrome Camera based on the Aptina / ON Semiconductor AR0130 CMOS image sensor with S-mount lens holder attached to it. The AR0130 is a 1/3" Optical Form factor, Electronic Rolling Shutter CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity in the Near Infrared region and superior low light performance. The S-mount lens holder and the optional CS-mount holder for custom high-volume applications allow customers to work with various lenses and the optical filters to meet their application requirements.
See3CAM_12CUNIR - USB 3.0 NIR camera with M12 Lens
"Our customers have been asking for camera solutions with enhanced NIR sensitivity and I am glad with the launch of See3CAM_12CUNIR. The See3CAM_12CUNIR camera supports full12-bits per pixel and is ideally suited for applications such as eye-tracking for gesture control, iris recognition and security applications such as Day/Night vision etc." said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc."Customers can also engage e-con to customize the camera to meet their mechanical form-factor and other customization requirements", he added.
The See3CAM_12CUNIR with enhanced NIR sensitivity for applications in the Near IR spectrum is ideal for customer applications where the flexibility for choosing a lens of their choice is required. See3CAM_12CUNIR can be used in Surveillance cameras for Night Vision and Day/Night Vision applications, License plate recognition in parking lots, Iris recognition, Eye tracking etc. Read more..
e-con Systems announces the launch of the Spica - a barcode scanner application compatible with any Windows OS based platforms, including Windows embedded. Spica is compatible with any Direct Show camera and it supports 2D barcode such as AZTEC, Datamatrix, QR Code and 1D Barcodes such as Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, 128-A, 128-C, Interleaved 2-of-5 (IFT) and Ext39.
"We have been repeatedly asked by our USB camera customers for a reliable and flexible barcode SDK that has optimized for our USB cameras and our Spica barcode scanning software is the solution for our customers who have been looking out for a 1D/2D barcode scanning solution for our See3CAM_80 camera" said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems.
The Spica software package includes a SDK which enables customers to develop their customized barcode applications. The SDK includes Dynamic Libraries (both C# and C++) and API Developer Guide. Along with this, e-con also provides Spica camera viewer with barcode decoder sample application for See3CAM_80 - 8 MP USB 3.0 camera.
The Spica barcode scanner SDK and application for Windows OS based platform is readily available for evaluation. Customers choosing to evaluate Spica can purchase See3CAM_80 online at e-con's webstore. Further for licensing, please write to email@example.com
Sep 24th, 2014 - e-con Systems augments CX3 RDK software with Linux support
e-con Systems today announced support for Linux for the Cypress CX3 reference design, See3CAM_CX3RDK. The Linux support will enable customers to use the See3CAM_CX3RDK for their various developmental efforts where Linux operating system is involved. Earlier, the company had provided the support for Windows during the initial launch a year ago. The See3CAM_CX3RDK is a two board solution with a main board featuring the CX3 chip and a breakout board featuring the camera modules from e-con Systems. Says, HarishAnkaar, VP-Business Development, e-con Systems "We had queries from customers who were integrating the Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 chip in to their product and wanted to have Linux UVC support. There were also queries from customers who were building their own USB 3.0 cameras with CX3 as the USB controller needing Linux UVC support. Using this support, customers can launch their products using the Cypress CX3 chip. Some of these customers use our camera modules that come as part of the See3CAM_CX3RDK".
Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) is a USB 3.0 USB video class (UVC) reference design kit (RDK) developed by e-con Systems using the EZ-USB® CX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller from Cypress® Semiconductor. The Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 is a USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensor compliant with the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard. Read more..
Aug 27th, 2014 - e-con launches Near Infrared camera, e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS
e-con Systems today announced the launch of a NIR version of its flagship product e-CAM51_USB - 5MP USB 2.0 Camera Module. The NIR version will help customers to work with applications such as Night vision, Surveillance, Industrial image processing applications, spectroscopy,etc. Earlier the company had launched e-CAM51_USB in 2012 and today e-con Systems has more than 100 customers in mass production using the e-CAM51_USB. The e-CAM51_USB uses the e-CAM52_5640_MOD camera module which has the NIR filter on it. The e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS has the e-CAM52_5640_MOD_NIR camera module which has the NIR filter removed. This would mean the camera can work very well at 850nm and beyond. Harishankkar Subramanyam, VP-Business Development says, "There were many e-CAM51_USB customers who came back and asked us for a NIR version of the e-CAM51_USB. These are low end NIR application customers for which the Omnivision OV5640 sensor was a perfect fit. We did the customization for them and we only see the number of enquiries growing and the e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS would be a perfect for them."
The e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS is UVC compatible and works plug and play in both Windows and Linux environments. There is no driver installation required. With Windows, e-con Systems provides sample application for preview and still capture and with Linux e-con Systems provides gUVCViewer support. For more information on the e-CAM51_USB, please see //www.e-consystems.com/5mp-usb-camera-module.asp.
Image captured at Zero Lux (Light meter reads zero)
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The e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS is immediately available in stock and Customers interested to evaluate samples of the e-CAM51_USB_NIRFS can directly order from the webstore
Aug 12, 2014 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX & e-CAMNT_MX53x
e-con Systems announces the End of Life(EOL) notification for e-CAMNT_35x_GSTIX, a NTSC/PAL Analog video decoder board for the Gumstix® Overo® computer-on-module series and e-CAMNT_MX53x, a NTSC / PAL Video Decoder Board for i.MX53 Processors. Raw materials of the discontinued part are in short supply. As such, all orders will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be
sourced. The last buy date for this product will be August 31, 2014.
Jul 30th, 2014 - CX3 RDK used to demonstrate 40 Megapixel 3-D camera
e-con System's customer, Raytrix GmbH, has demonstrated a new 3-D light field camera that supports up to 40 megapixel resolution using the Denebola reference design kit from e-con (Cypress's Partner). This RDK is developed using the EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller by Cypress Semiconductor and supports multiple sensors and this demonstration of the all new 3-D camera only proves its capability to support higher resolutions. By default the Denebola comes with e-CAM52A_MI5640_MOD, 5 MP OV5640 based camera module. However, e-con also supports other camera modules like e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD and e-CAM51_CU5640_MOD.
Customers who would like to incorporate other sensors / camera modules in this RDK could also contact e-con Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Fu, Senior Director of USB 3.0 business unit at Cypress said, "The robust reference design kit from e-con Systems extends our design support for CX3. The kit streamlines the design process, making it easier than ever to bring top quality HD cameras to market quickly."
Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems said, "We worked closely with Cypress to develop our new Denebola reference design kit around the CX3 camera controller. The USB 3.0 camera market is slowly gaining momentum with machine vision, industrial, scientific, medical and consumer products, and CX3 is a strong fit for these applications. With Cypress's detailed collateral, designers can use our kit to efficiently create USB video class cameras that 'plug and play' with major operating systems."
Jul 01st, 2014 – e-con Systems announces the End of Life notification for 2.0 MP USB Camera (e-CAM21_USB)
e-con Systems announces the End of Life(EOL) notification for e-CAM21_USB, a 2.0 MP USB camera Board. Raw materials of the discontinued part are in short supply. As such, all orders will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis until the discontinued raw material inventory is depleted and cannot be
sourced. The last buy date for this product will be July 31, 2014.
May 28th, 2014 - e-con Systems Launches 5 Mega Pixel RAW Bayer Autofocus camera module
e-con Systems announces the launch of the e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD, 5 Mega Pixel RAW Bayer Autofocus camera module with MIPI CSI-2 interface. The e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD houses a compatible lens with VCM driver for autofocus and manual focus. The e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD camera module is capable of streaming full 5MP resolution at 30fps and Full HD @30fps (1080p30) and HD@60 (720p60).
The e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD camera module is based on OmniVision's OV5680 an 1/3.2" optical format, 5MP, CMOS image sensor from OmniVision Inc. and comes with a standard 2-lane Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) output interface. The 5 megapixel OV5680 features OmniVision's advanced OmniBSI-2 pixel technology and employs 1.75-micron sized pixels. This camera module can be used with any Application Processors or Digital Signal/Media Processors or even with USB UVC controllers with a compatible camera interface.
"With the OmniBSI-2 pixel technology and the 1.75micron pixel size, the OV5680 based e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD camera module supports best-in-class low light sensitivity and streaming of 30fps at full 5MP resolution in the raw Bayer image format. The e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD offers superior low light performance than our earlier 5MP MIPI Camera module, e-CAM52A_MI5640_MOD." said Mr. Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems Inc. "Our customers have been asking for a camera module that can stream unprocessed Bayer RGB video at 30fps and we are glad to launch such product in our camera offerings. With our strong expertise in camera integration domain, e-con can take this capability to embedded platforms through MIPI CSI-2 interface and also on PC platforms through USB 3.0 interface he added.
The e-CAM58_MI5680_MOD can be evaluated with ACC-CX3RDK-5680, an add on board to e-con's Denebola - a USB 3.0 UVC Reference Design Kit (RDK) developed by e-con Systems using the EZ-USB® CX3 USB 3.0 Peripheral controller from Cypress Semiconductors. The Cypress EZ-USB® CX3 is a USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensors compliant with MIPI CSI-2 standard. Read More
Apr 9th, 2014 - e-con Systems Launches USB 3.0 camera with changeable lenses
e-con Systems announces the launch of the See3CAMCU50, part of the See3CAM family of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cameras. The See3CAMCU50 supports the M12 lens mount and customers can choose a lens of their choice. The See3CAMCU50 supports video streaming at resolutions of up to 1080p@30fps and full resolution (2592x1944) @15fps. The UVC compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source.
The See3CAMCU50 is ideal for customer applications where the flexibility for choosing a lens of their choice is required. See3CAMCU50 can be used in Medical devices like Digital Microscopy, Dermatology, Low Vision Products, Surveillance, Video Analytics, patient monitoring systems etc. Also they can be used for KIOSK, OCR and Video Conferencing.
"We had a number of our customers asking for a higher viewing angle on our flagship product e-CAM51_USB. The viewing angle requirements ranged from 75 degrees to 150 degrees. The See3CAMCU50 allows the customer not only the flexibility to choose a wide-angled lens of their choice but also combines the advantage with the USB 3.0 functionality", said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems."The See3CAMCU50 based on e-con's own USB UVC Stack, e-con can also offer customized versions of the See3CAMCU50 camera as per customer requirements", he added.
The See3CAMCU50 is a 5.0 MP UVC-compliant USB 3.0 Super Speed camera with the S-mount (M12 board) lens holder. It is based on the 1/4 inch OV5640 CMOS image sensor from Omni Vision Inc., The See3CAMCU50 can stream HD @60fps (720p60) and Full-HD @30fps (1080p30) in compressed MJPEG mode and uncompressed 720p30 and 1080p15 YUV422 formats, through the USB 3.0 interface which supports about 5Gbps bandwidth. See3CAMCU50 can stream the full 5MP resolution compressed MJPEG video streaming at around 15fps for high resolution imaging applications. See3CAMCU50 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 High Speed host ports. Read More
Feb 26th, 2014 - e-con Systems launches 10x Optical Zoom, Full HD, USB 3.0 UVC Camera
e-con Systems announces the launch of See3CAM_30Z10X, a 3.0 MP UVC compliant USB 3.0, optical zoom camera, in line to the See3CAM series. Being UVC compliant, See3CAM cameras are 'plug and play' on Windows and Linux with no additional device driver software required and the cameras work with standard Windows (DirectShow) and Linux (V4L2) software. e-con Systems has earlier launched 1.3MP global shutter cameras (See3CAM_10CUG and See3CAM_11CUG) and 8MP Autofocus USB camera (see3CAM_80) as part of the See3CAM family of cameras.
The See3CAM_30Z10X camera is based on a 1/3" optical format, 3.0MP CMOS Image sensor and this supports HD (1280x720 aka 720p) streaming at 60fps and Full HD (1920x1080 aka 1080p) streaming at 30fps. The camera has a high-performance Image Signal Processor (ISP) built-in that performs a variety of functions including 3A (Autofocus, Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance). The See3CAM_30Z10X contains a stepper motor driven lens assembly that supports an optical zoom of 10x (focal length 6.3mm to 63mm) and a digital zoom of 6x. The stepper-motor-driven Zoom and Autofocus lens assembly is tightly coupled with the image sensor and the ISP circuitry. The zoom and autofocus is fast, accurate and consistent, some of the key requirements for such high-zoom cameras.
See3CAM_30Z10X - 3MP USB3 10x Optical Zoom Camera
The See3CAM_30Z10X camera is targeted for various applications such as inspection devices, surveillance, security, OCR etc, where the 10x optical zoom capability can be leveraged. The addition of Autofocus and specific mode of Macro mode Autofocus algorithms make this camera to be most suitable for desktop magnifier applications such as growth monitoring, article inspection, defect detection etc., The manual focus adjustment feature allows the user the precisely fix the focus position in challenging scenarios where the on-board ISP unable to identify the location and still hunting for best AF position. Users can also add additional lenses to increase the zoom capability for special applications where they want to get higher magnification.
"The See3CAM_30Z10X is 10x optical zoom camera with a stepper motor driven lens elements and this marks e-con's entry to the specialized camera market space. The high speed zoom, autofocus (or manual focus), excellent image quality through a dedicated built-in ISP", said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems."This camera will benefit our customers who were looking for a cost-effective zoom camera with autofocus capability and of small form-factor desktop camera", he added. Read More
Jan 29th, 2014 - e-con Systems augments its Industrial camera solutions with the launch of full color USB 3.0 camera
e-con Systems announces the launch of the See3CAM_11CUG, 1.3 MP UVC compliant color USB 3.0 camera, as part of the See3CAM family of Industrial cameras. Being UVC compliant, See3CAM cameras are 'plug and play' on Windows and Linux with no additional device driver software required and the cameras work with standard Windows (DirectShow) and Linux (V4L2 ) software. e-con Systems had earlier launched the See3CAM_10CUG last year with monochrome and Raw Bayer RGB support.
This color USB 3.0 camera is targeted for entry level machine vision applications, object detection/recognition such as Pharmaceutical Capsule inspection & Food/beverage Sorting based on colors and other high-speed image capture applications. With an optically isolated external trigger input, the camera can be used in a variety of industrial automation and scientific applications.
The See3CAM_11CUG a 1.3 MP USB 3.0 camera is based on Aptina / ON Semiconductor AR0134 color image sensor. The See3CAM_11CUG's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity enables it to capture images at 720p(HD) @30fps and 1280x960(Full Resolution) @20fps. Also 640x480(VGA) resolution at 60fps (Cropped) and 640x480 resolution at 30fps (with full FOV and binning) is supported. See3CAM_11CUG has an on board ISP that converts the RAW Bayer RGB data received from the sensor to the processed color YUV2 Image. With the ISP, gain adjustments, manual exposure control and adjustments in White balance with individual RGB gains can be supported. The camera has a CS-mount lens holder and is compatible with C-mount, CS-mount or even S-mount lenses, enabling the users to choose the lens as per their requirements. The camera has an external flash LED strobe output.
"With the See3CAM_11CUG our customers can leverage the built-in ISP of the camera to get a completely processed YUV output directly from the global shutter camera without any further image processing, along with other distinct advantages offered by the ISP. The See3CAM_11CUG will help our customers to develop industrial vision applications where object identification and recognition based on color are the important requirements", said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems.Read More
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