New DesignCore Sensor Interface Card with On-Board FPGA

Press Release Summary:

  • Allows user to quickly connect multiple cameras or sensors with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit 
  • Enables engineers to connect up to 16 streams of input data for computing power of Jetson AGX Xavier
  • Offered with high-speed SerDes input using FPD-Link™ III interface and power-over-coax

Original Press Release:

DesignCore® Interface Card has 16 Camera/Sensor Channels to Speed AI System Development with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit

Features High-Speed SerDes Input via Texas Instruments FPD-Link™ III Interface, Power-Over-Coax, and On-Board FPGA for Hardware-Level Synchronization

Rochester, NY – March 14, 2019 - D3 Engineering today announced its new DesignCore® sensor interface card for the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit. The new card allows engineers to quickly connect multiple cameras or sensors with their NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit to access its full power for system development.

D3 Engineering will demonstrate its DesignCore NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier FPD-Link III Sensor Interface Card at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose March 18-21, 2019.

“The new DesignCore sensor interface card allows engineers to take advantage of the incredible compute power of Jetson AGX Xavier by easily connecting up to 16 streams of input data,” said Jason Enslin, product manager for embedded vision at D3 Engineering. “This speeds development of advanced AI robotics and autonomous applications for manufacturing, delivery, retail, agriculture, and more.”

Sensor data is delivered via a serial link and is de-serialized into MIPI CSI-2 data for consumption on the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit. This allows the sensors to be placed up to 15 meters away from the processing unit. GPIO and I2C control are available for configuration and reset. An on-board FPGA provides hardware-level synchronization capability.

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D3 Engineering provides cameras, radar sensors, and software design examples for use with the interface card. The company also offers engineering design services to interface other sensors or create new Jetson AGX Xavier-based designs to meet OEM requirements.

“With expertise in embedded vision and sensor system development, and a deep understanding of the Jetson platform, D3 Engineering can help NVIDIA customers get advanced products to market more quickly on the Jetson AGX Xavier platform,” said Murali Gopalakrishna, head of product management, autonomous machines at NVIDIA.

D3 Engineering is an NVIDIA Jetson Preferred Partner for camera development. This partnership provides access to the Jetson camera toolchain, which enables D3 to deliver high-performance, cost-optimized embedded vision systems on the Jetson platform.

Price and Availability

The DesignCore NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier FPD-Link III Sensor Interface Card will be available April 2019. Buy online at

About D3 Engineering

D3 Engineering provides embedded electronic design services and OEM products 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 partners minimize the cost, schedule, and technical risks of new product development for performance-critical applications. D3 specializes in autonomous systems, embedded vision, and connected automation. The company provides hardware design, firmware design, validation testing, transition to production, and OEM products. Learn more at

EDITOR Contact

Jason Enslin, Product Manager, Embedded Vision, D3 Engineering

(585) 429-1550 -

READER Contact

D3 Engineering 
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