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

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.

  • Houses NileCAM81 - 8MP (4K) Camera Module (supports upto 15 meters)
  • High-speed 2-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface to connect with the CPU
  • Plugs in to NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit
  • 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)
  • On-board ISP for excellent image quality
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Output format: Uncompressed UYVY format
  • Frame Rate : Streams Full HD @ 30 fps, 4K @ 16fps - Refer pdfDatasheet for complete frame rate details.
  • Operating Temperature Range : - 30°C to 70°C
  • Typical Power consumption : 1.13W
  • Operating Voltage : 3.3V with +/- 5% tolerance
  • Size in mm (l x b) :
    • 30 x 30 mm (serializer board)
    • 30 mm x 30 mm (deserializer board)
  • Linux camera driver (V4L2) for Full HD MIPI CSI-2 camera module
  • Compliant
    • FCC
    • RoHS
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable design
  • Launched on:05-07-2021

Sensor: AR0821 from onsemi®

Focus Type:Fixed focus



Optical Format:1/2" Optical format

Pixel Size:2.1 μm x2.1 μm

Output Format: Uncompressed UYVY

Sensor Active Area:3848H x 2168V

Responsivity:15.4 ke-/lux-sec

SNR:41.8 dB

Dynamic Range:Max upto 140 dB

Shutter Type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Holder:M12 (S-Mount)

Array Size:3848H x 2168V

FOV :8MP - 120° (with the lens provided by e-con)

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.

Download NileCAM81_CUNX - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Datasheet

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Getting Started Manual

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Developer Guide

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Gstreamer Usage Guide

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Release Package Manifest

pdf NileCAM81_CUNX Linux App User Manual

pdf e-CAM_TK1-GUVCView Build and Install Guide

Download Selected Documents

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

Please contact for any customization requirements.