NileCAM20_CUNX - AR0230 Full HD GMSL2 HDR camera for NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX/Nano

NileCAM20_CUNX is a Full HD GMSL2 HDR camera solution for NVIDIA® Jetson™ Xavier NX™/Nano development kit. This camera is based on the 1/2.7" AR0230AT 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 with the NVIDIA® Jetson™ Xavier NX™ development kit. It provides throughputs capable of streaming uncompressed UYVY video data of HD @ 45 fps and Full HD @ 30 fps.

This camera also supports still capture at the resolutions VGA, HD, 960p, and FHD. With a GMSL coaxial cable length of up to 15m, NileCAM20_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.

Key Features

  • Houses NileCAM20 - Full HD GMSL2 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/Nano 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 even in low light environments
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Output format: Uncompressed UYVY format
  • Frame Rate: Streams Full HD @ 30 fps & VGA @ 60fps - Refer pdfDatasheet for complete frame rate details.
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to 70°C
  • Typical Power consumption: 3.03W
  • Operating Voltage: 5 to 15V with +/- 5% tolerance
  • Size in mm (l x b): 30 x 30 mm (serializer board) 75 mm x 55 mm (deserializer board)
  • Linux camera driver (V4L2) for Full HD MIPI CSI-2 camera module
  • Sample application for image capture & Preview
  • Gstreamer-1.0 support for video recording and network streaming
  • Compliance
    • FCC Class A
    • RoHS
  • Lightweight, versatile, and portable design
  • Launched on:launching date

Camera Module Features:

Sensor:AR0230AT from onsemi®

Focus Type:Fixed focus

Sensor Resolution:Full HD


Shutter type:Electronic Rolling Shutter

Optical Format:1/2.7"

Output Format:Uncompressed UYVY

Pixel size:3.0μm x 3.0μm pixel

Sensor Active Area:1928(H) x 1088(V)

Responsivity:4.0 V/lux-sec

SNR:41 dB

Dynamic Range:Max upto 96 dB

Array Size:1928 x 1088 pixels

DFOV:Full HD – 128.99°(with the lens provided by e-con)

Linux camera driver:

Full-fledged Linux camera driver for NileCAM20_CUNX with NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX/Nano developer kit. The camera driver source code can be ported to any NVIDIA Xavier NX platform.

  • Supported Jetpack & L4T Version
    • NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX/Nano - 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
    • Pan & Tilt
    • Exposure (both manual and automatic)
    • Gain
  • Additional Capabilities:
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Color Kill
    • 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 NileCAM20_CUNX - Technical Documents:

 Bullat Arrow  Datasheet

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Datasheet

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Lens Datasheet

 Bullat Arrow  User Manual

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Getting Started Manual

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Developer Guide

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX e-multicam App User Manual

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Linux App User Manual

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Gstreamer Usage Guide

pdf NileCAM20_CUNX Release Package Manifest

pdf e-CAM_TK1 GUVCView Build and Installation Guide

 Bullat Arrow  Compliance

pdf  Reliability test report for NileCAM20_CUNX_CHLC_H06R2

Download Full HD GMSL2 Camera Documents

NileCAM20_CUNX - Customization for other Application Processor platforms:

e-con Systems™ provides camera driver development, customization and porting services for NileCAM20_CUNX on any application platform as per customer requirements.

NileCAM20_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

Camera Customization

Sample Price

USD 449
USB Camera Customization

Excluding Shipment Charges

Targeted Applications

»   Autonomous Mobile Robots

»  Patrol Robots

»  Warehouse Robots

»  Fleet Management

»  Surround View System

»  Industrial Robotic Arms

»  Smart Traffic Management

»  Agriculture Robotic Arms