Ams has released the NanoVision and NanoBerry evaluation kits, which provide a ready-made platform for the development of innovative solutions based on the ams NanEyeC miniature image sensor.
The NanEyeC camera is a full-featured image sensor supplied as a tiny 1 x 1 mm surface-mount module. This small form factor can produce 100 kpixel resolution up to 58 frames/s. This means it can be used for video applications in which the camera must be invisible to the end user, or be accommodated in an extremely small space – for instance, eye tracking in virtual reality headsets. It can also be applied in user presence detection, to support automatic power on/off controls in home and building automation (HABA) applications such as air conditioning, home robotics, appliances and smart lighting.
The new NanoVision demo kit is based on an Arduino development platform. It includes all necessary drivers to interface the sensor’s single-ended interface mode (SEIM) output to an Arm Cortex-M7 microcontroller. It also supports image processing including functions like colour reconstruction and white-point balancing. Using the NanoVision support package, engineers can accelerate the development of low frame-rate applications like presence detection within the familiar Arduino hardware development environment.
The NanoBerry evaluation kit uses a NanEyeC image sensor add-on board to the Raspberry Pi port and includes firmware to interface to the Raspberry Pi host processor. Engineers using the NanoBerry board can take advantage of the high-performance Arm Cortex-A53-based processor to perform more demanding operations such as object detection, object tracking and computer vision functions provided by the OpenCV library.
The NanoBerry kit is a well-equipped platform suitable for high frame-rate and low-latency applications such as eye tracking. Integration into the NanEye PC viewer enables full evaluation of the NanEyeC with access to all registers and raw image data.
Automotive LED drivers and controllers 29 January 2020, Future Electronics
ON Semiconductor has launched a new family of four devices that facilitate the high levels of performance and innovative functionality that vehicle manufacturers and consumers now expect from automotive ...
Read more...Isolated, regulated DC-DC modules 29 January 2020, Future Electronics
, Power Electronics / Power Management
Power density, low weight and ease of use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated DC-DC converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defence/aerospace ...
Read more...Highly accurate temperature sensors 25 November 2019, Future Electronics
, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI
New from ams is the AS621x-generation of temperature sensors delivering optimised performance for consumer electronic devices and wearables, health-related monitoring systems and heating, ventilation ...
Read more...Lattice AI stack for edge devices 25 November 2019, Future Electronics
, Programmable Logic
Lattice Semiconductor received a number of industry awards for sensAI – a complete technology stack combining modular hardware kits, neural network IP cores, software tools, reference designs and custom ...
Read more...5G mMIMO power amplifier modules 25 November 2019, Future Electronics
, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
NXP Semiconductors announced the broad availability of a comprehensive RF power multi-chip module (MCM) portfolio supporting the development of massive MIMO (mMIMO) active antenna systems for 5G base ...
Read more...VentoFlex modular LED lighting system 23 October 2019, Mimic Components
Visual Communications Company (VCC) launched its VentoFlex flexible modular lighting system. The system is made up of flexible copper clad laminate (FCCL) sheets with 90 CRI Luxeon LEDs. VentoFlex was ...
Read more...High-temperature TVS MLVs 25 September 2019, Future Electronics
, Circuit & System Protection
The new TransGuard VT Series multilayer varistors (MLV) made by AVX are rated for transient voltage suppression (TVS) applications operating at very high temperatures. They provide reliable, bidirectional ...
Read more...LED flicker, and how to prevent it 28 August 2019, Avnet South Africa
With the growing popularity of LED lighting, especially now that very cheap LED luminaires are coming to the market, flicker is becoming more of a problem.
Flicker, a repetitive switching on and off ...
Read more...Digital fibre-optic sensor 28 August 2019, Vepac Electronics
The DFS digital fibre-optic sensor series from Tri-Tronics is designed to provide reliable detection using plastic fibre-optic light guides.
The slim-line housing with protective lid will fit in a variety ...