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Camera Interface on Toradex Computer Modules

 

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Overview

This article aims to provide an overview about the camera interface on Toradex computer modules. Toradex computer modules provide various interfaces to connect a camera, such as Parallel Camera Interface, USB 2.0/3.0, Ethernet, MIPI-CSI.

Note: Not all modules support USB 3.0, CSI interface, please refer datasheet of the module to check if required interface is supported or not.

 

Camera support on Windows CE

Analogue Camera / Parallel Camera Interface

Toradex modules do not support the native Analogue camera interface, but one can use Analogue Camera Adapter to connect a 4x Analogue camera.

All Toradex modules(except Apalis TK1) support the parallel camera interface. Refer this article for more details on how to set up a parallel camera on a Tegra-based module.

Ethernet / IP

All Toradex modules have native Ethernet support. The Colibri family supports 10/100Mbit and the Apalis family supports up to 1Gbit Ethernet. Most of the IP cameras support MJPEG or H264 RTSP. Windows CE supports MJPEG Software codec. H264 software codec is not yet available for WinCE.

USB

USB 2.0 Host interface is available on all the modules to connect USB Cameras. We have an article explaining how to set up a USB camera in WinCE.

USB 3.0 interface is only available on the Apalis TK1 module but there is no WinCE support.

MIPI-CSI

Colibri Modules do not have the MIPI-CSI interface. Apalis Modules provide MIPI-CSI interface on type-specific pins. This is currently not supported on WinCE, please get in touch with Toradex Support to learn more about future support.

Multiple Camera

There is no native support to access multiple cameras in WinCE.