Basler Releases First Camera Module for NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus Applications Processor
Basler is pleased to announce the release of the first camera module that is matched to the NXP® Semiconductors i.MX 8M Plus applications processor. The NXP i.MX 8M Plus features dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISP) providing real-time processing for crystal clear images and a neural network accelerator delivering up to 2.3 TOPs for extensive machine learning capabilities. In combination with our new camera modules, the resulting vision system provides the perfect solution for intelligent, vision-based machine learning applications.
Through close cooperation and intensive coordination of all hardware and software components, Basler realized a powerful and cost-optimized vision system that utilizes the full potential of both the camera module and the NXP i.MX 8M Plus. Our camera module, an 8 MP dart with BCON for MIPI interface , features a premium 4K sensor with excellent High Dynamic Range (HDR) from On Semiconductor. The image data can be processed smoothly by the i.MX 8M Plus, which is optimized for the HDR feature of the sensor.
In addition to the new camera module, two Add-On Camera Kits coordinated with the SoC complete the solution concept. These Add-On Kits contain all hardware components and the necessary drivers to run our camera module with the NXP i.MX 8M Plus without any programming effort. They are available with the new 8 MP or a 5 MP dart BCON for MIPI camera module. Like all Basler products, these camera modules are ideally suited for complex industrial applications due to their long-term availability, quality and robustness.
The NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor with the Basler camera module will be presented live at the NXP booth at the CES in Las Vegas and from February 25 to 27, 2020 at the Basler booth at the embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg.