NileCAM81_CUOAGX - AR0821 4K HDR GMSL2 Camera for NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™/ AGX Xavier™

NileCAM81_CUOAGX is a multi-camera solution for the NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ / AGX Xavier™ development kit. This camera kit houses NileCAM81 - a 4K HDR GMSL2 camera based on the AR0821 sensor from onsemi. It comes with a high-performance Image Signal Processor (ISP), a GMSL2 deserializer board with 6 camera connectors, and a 15 meters coaxial cable with FAKRA connector. NileCAM81_CUOAGX allows to connect up to six NileCAM81 camera modules and enables 4K streaming simultaneously.

NileCAM81_CUOAGX is an AGX Orin™ / AGX Xavier™ camera that comes with the HDR capability. This helps to produce exceptionally clear and sharp images in challenging lighting conditions. Also, this high-resolution camera streams video data of 8 MP @ 16 fps and Full HD @60 fps.

  • Houses NileCAM81 - 8MP (4K) Camera Module (supports upto 15 meters)
  • High-speed 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface to connect with the CPU
  • High Dynamic Range(HDR)
  • On-board ISP for excellent image quality
  • Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with FAKRA connector
  • Shielded coaxial cable for transmission of both power and data for long distance (up to 15m)
  • Plugs into NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ / AGX Xavier™ development kit
  • Frame Rate:
    • HDR mode: Streams 8MP @ 16 fps & Full HD @ 30 fps
    • Linear mode: Streams 8MP @ 16 fps & Full HD @ 60 fps

    Refer pdfDatasheet for complete frame rate details.
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V +/- 5%, Current : 1.74A
  • Operating Temperature Range: - 30°C to 70°C
  • Control for individual cameras
  • Linux camera driver (V4L2) for 8.0 MP MIPI CSI-2 camera module
  • Sample application for image capture & Preview
  • Gstreamer-1.0 support for video recording and network streaming
  • Size in mm (l x b) :
    • Adaptor board : 30 x 30 mm (Height depends on the lens)
    • Base board : 75.03 mm x 40.69 mm x 1.6 mm
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable multi-board solution
  • Compliance:
    • RoHS
  • Launched on: launch date

Sensor:AR0821 from onsemi®

Focus Type:Fixed focus

Sensor Resolution:8MP

Shutter Type:Rolling Shutter

Optical Format:1/2"

Pixel size:2.1μm x 2.1μm

Sensor Active Area: 3848H x 2168V

Array Size:3848H x 2168V

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY

Responsivity:15.4 ke-/lux-sec

SNR: 41.8 dB

Dynamic Range: Max upto 140 dB

FOV:120°(D), 104.8°(H), 58.7°(V) (with 1/2" AR0821)

Download NileCAM81_CUOAGX - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf NileCAM81_CUOAGX Datasheet

pdf NileCAM81_CUOAGX Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf NileCAM81_CUOAGX Getting Started Manual

pdf NileCAM81_CUOAGX Developer Guide

pdf e-CAM_TK1 GUVCView Build and Install Guide

pdf NileCAM81_CUOAGX Linux App User Manual

Download Selected Documents

Linux camera driver:

Full-fledged Linux camera driver for NileCAM81_CUOAGX with NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ / AGX Xavier™ developer kit. The camera driver source code can be ported to any NVIDIA AGX Orin platform.

  • Supported Jetpack & L4T Version
    • NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Orin™ / AGX Xavier™ - JetPack 5.0.1 L4T34.1.1
  • V4L2 Linux driver for MIPI CSI-2 camera module
    • Video preview
    • Still Image capture
    • Camera controls via IOCTLs
  • Sample application with source Code for Linux:
    • Video Preview
    • Still Image capture
  • Camera Controls
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Saturation
    • White Balance (both manual and automatic modes)
    • Gamma
    • Gain
    • Horizontal Flip
    • Vertical Flip
    • Sharpness
    • Exposure (manual, full Field of View (FOV) auto and region of interest (ROI) based auto modes)
    • ROI Window Size
    • Cam Mode
    • Denoise
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Powerline frequency selection
    • Frame Rate Control
    • Special Effects

Please contact for any customization or porting of camera driver to your requirements.

NileCAM81_CUOAGX - Customization for other Application Processor platforms:

e-con Systems™ provides camera driver development, customization and porting services for NileCAM81_CUOAGX on any application platform as per customer requirements.

NileCAM81_CUOAGX - Customization:

e-con provides customization, development and porting services for the following requirements:

  • IP rated (IP67) enclosure and IP rated (IP67) cables for rugged applications
  • Length of the co-axial cable
  • Change of lens to meet your FOV and other requirements
  • Support for other NVIDIA® Jetson™ platforms as well as carrier boards from other vendors built using NVIDIA platforms
  • Support for other processor platforms

Please contact for any customization requirements.