Press Release Summary:
D3 Engineering’s new miniature FPD-Link III camera module is a small and lightweight rugged module designed to IP69K and validated for production for use in transportation and industrial vision systems. It is ideal for mirror replacement and camera monitoring systems on trucks, buses, industrial vehicles, heavy transportation machinery and earth moving, mining, construction, agriculture and material handling equipment. It features an OmniVision OV10640 image sensor with Texas Instruments FPD-Link III SerDes for digital performance and HDR support deliver superior image quality. It also features thermal management for use in harsh environments. The module measures less than 40 x 24 x 30 mm and weighs less than 10g excluding lens. Additional features include 360° surround view, blind spot detection, object recognition, smart rear view, stitched mirrors, digital mirrors, and industrial backup cameras and can be used for vision systems in motorcycles, robotic systems, unattended surveillance, process automation, and machine vision.
Original Press Release:
Miniature rugged FPD-Link™ III camera module available now for transportation and industrial vision systems
Small and lightweight, the 1.3MP sealed camera module is designed to IP69K and fully validated for production
Rochester, NY – October 11, 2018 – D3 Engineering announces availability of its miniature FPD-Link™ III camera for transportation and industrial vision systems. The DesignCore® D3RCM-OV10640-953 Rugged Camera Module is fully qualification tested and validated to automotive standards for production. It is ideal for mirror replacement and camera monitoring systems (CMS) on trucks, busses, industrial vehicles, and heavy machinery for transportation, earthmoving, mining, construction, agriculture, and materials handling.
The 1.3MP sealed camera module features an OmniVision® OV10640 image sensor with Texas Instruments FPD-Link™ III SerDes for full digital performance. RAW output and full HDR support deliver superior image quality in diverse and difficult lighting conditions. Power over coax (PoC) with multiplexed video stream and control channel simplifies integration.
The rugged camera module features excellent thermal management for use in harsh environments. The sealed housing with integrated FAKRA connector is designed to meet IP69K standards.
Small and lightweight, the D3RCM-OV10640-953 Rugged Camera Module measures less than 40 x 24 x 30 mm. It weighs less than 10 g excluding lens. It is available with wide angle (194.6°) field of view and narrow angle (52°) field of view lens options.
D3 rugged camera modules are manufactured with actively aligned optics and 100% unit inspection. They are designed to deliver cost-effective vision in performance-critical products, with long lifetime availability and support.
Applications for the D3RCM-OV10640-953 Rugged Camera Module include ADAS and safety systems for industrial vehicles: 360° surround view, blind spot detection, object recognition, smart rear view, stitched mirrors, digital mirrors, and industrial backup cameras. The rugged camera module can also be used for vision systems in motorcycles, robotic systems, unattended surveillance, process automation, and machine vision.
Pricing and Availability
Sample quantities are available now, with production quantities available in November 2018. Single units are available online at $299. Contact D3 Engineering for volume pricing.
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Integration and System Development Support
D3 Engineering helps its OEM customers integrate its rugged camera modules on the OEM’s hardware platform of choice. Camera integration services include custom ISP tuning, software drivers, and verification assistance.
D3 also provides full embedded system development services on its DesignCore platforms or the customer’s hardware platform. The D3RCM-OV10640-953 Rugged Camera Module is compatible with D3’s DesignCore RVP-TDA3x and RVP-DM50x Development Kits featuring Texas Instruments vision processors. D3 leverages its DesignCore kits to accelerate technology evaluation, prototypes, and vision system development for its customers.
About D3 Engineering
D3 Engineering provides embedded electronic design services for original equipment manufacturers in the industrial, transportation, infrastructure and commercial sectors. Using its proven DesignCore platforms and proven stage-gate development process, D3 Engineering helps its OEM partners minimize the cost, schedule, and technical risks of new product development for performance-critical applications. Specializing in autonomous systems, embedded vision, and connected automation, D3 Engineering provides hardware design, firmware design, validation testing, and transition to production. Learn more at www.D3engineering.com.