NileCAM81_CUNX - AR0821 4K HDR GMSL2 camera for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX


  • Houses NileCAM81 - 8MP (4K) Camera Module (supports upto 15 meters)
  • Plugs into NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with FAKRA connector
  • Shielded coaxial cable to transmit power and data up to 15m
  • On-board high performance ISP

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NileCAM81_CUNX is an 8MP GMSL2 HDR camera solution for the NVIDIA® Jetson™ Xavier NX™ development kit. This camera is based on the 1/2" AR0821 CMOS image sensor from onsemi® and comes with an inbuilt ISP to produce exceptional image quality in challenging lighting conditions.

This multi-board solution uses the GMSL2 interface to connect to the NVIDIA® Jetson™ Xavier NX™ development kit. It provides throughputs capable of streaming uncompressed UYVY video data of HD @ 30 fps, Full HD @ 30 fps, and 8MP @ 16fps. This camera also supports still capture at the resolutions HD and FHD.

With a GMSL coaxial cable length of up to 15m, NileCAM81_CUNX offers great flexibility for product developers and engineers to meet the complex design requirements of autonomous mobile robots, smart traffic devices, fleet management systems, etc.

Refer pdfDatasheet for complete frame rate details.

  • Key features:
    • Frame Rate: Streams 8MP @ 16 fps & Full HD @ 30 fps
      Refer pdfDatasheet for complete frame rate details.
    • Output format: Uncompressed UYVY format
    • High-speed MIPI CSI-2 interface to connect with the CPU
    • Lightweight, versatile, and portable design
  • Interface:
    • Interface: GMSL2
    • Connector: FAKRA connector
    • Cable Length: 15m
  • Module features:
    • Sensor: AR0821 from onsemi®
    • Focus Type: Fixed focus
    • Sensor Resolution: 8MP
    • Chroma: Color
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Rolling Shutter
    • Optical Format: 1/2"
    • Output Format: Uncompressed UYVY
    • Pixel Size: 2.1μm x 2.1μm
    • Sensor Active Area: 3848H x 2168V
    • Array Size: 3848H x 2168V
    • Responsivity: 15.4 ke-/lux-sec
    • SNR: 41.8 dB
    • Dynamic Range: Max upto 100 dB
    • Holder: M12 (S-Mount)
    • FOV: 120°(D), 104.8°(H), 58.7°(V) (with the lens provided by e-con)
  • Electrical & Mechanical:
    • Operating Voltage: 3.3V with +/- 5% tolerance
    • Operating Temperature Range: - 30°C to 70°C
    • Typical power consumption: 1.13W
    • Size in mm (l x b):
      • serializer board - 30 x 30 mm
      • deserializer board - 30 x 30 mm
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Compliance: RoHS, FCC
  • Launched on: launching date
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Linux camera driver:

Full-fledged Linux camera driver for NileCAM81_CUNX with NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit. The camera driver source code can be ported to any NVIDIA Xavier NX platform.

  • Supported Jetpack & L4T Version
    • NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX - Jetpack 4.6 L4T32.6.1
  • 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 at selected resolutions
    • Sample application for image capture & Preview
    • Gstreamer-1.0 support for video recording and network streaming
  • Camera Controls
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Saturation
    • White balance (both manual and automatic)
    • Sharpness
    • Exposure (both manual and automatic)
  • Additional capabilities:
    • Exposure compensation
    • Anti flicker mode
      • Auto mode
      • Manual mode
    • Orientation
      • Horizontal mirror
      • Vertical flip
    • Sensor mode
      • Standard mode
      • HDR mode
    • Effects
      • Normal
      • Gray scale
    • Burst image capture
    • Denoising
  • Please contact for any customization or porting of camera driver to your requirements
NileCAM81_CUNX - Customization for other Application Processor platforms:

e-con Systems™ provides camera driver development, customization and porting services for NileCAM81_CUNX on any application platform as per customer requirements.

NileCAM81_CUNX - 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

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