Make A Real-time “IoT Camera”!

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ROHM and eInfochips demystified a small, real-time audio/video smart IoT camera reference design, which they demoed at the 2016 NXP FTF Technology Forum.

“Manually or automatically triggering the motion detector inititates audio/video streaming to your smartphone or local/remote storage. The smart camera reference design demonstrates the system’s low quiescent current and fast on time, essential for today’s products where long battery life is a must”, said Satya Dixit, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at ROHM.

The reference design combines the recently announced System On Module (SOM) incorporating the NXP i.MX7 Dual applications processor and ROHM’s PMIC with a baseboard. Click here for more details.

The baseboard provides access to various sensors and peripherals via eInfochips’ Software Development Kit (SDK) including MicroSD and USB slots that enable developers to store data and interface with external devices such as a WiFi module for streaming audio and video to a smartphone. The built-in battery allows the device to work in any location without wiring for power, and an LCD interface is included for enabling two-way video that may be required for certain applications.

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“The BD71815GW integrates a battery charger, coulomb counter, multiple voltage rails, and an intelligent power sequencer that make full use of the ipower modes on the i.MX 7Dual processor,” said Robert Thompson, Global i.MX Ecosystem Manager at NXP. “And partnering with eInfochips provides our eco partners and end customers with an attractive, platform for fast prototyping.”

Parag Mehta, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at eInfochips, said, “We are excited to be working with ROHM on the smart camera reference design, providing hardware and software services on the reference design.”

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The reference kit is comprised of a SOM module and schematics, baseboard with schematics and layout, and Linux BSP. Application software will be made available from eInfochips.

For further details, view the full Press release.

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