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Embedded Vision
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Camera Modules

VC MIPI CSI-2 camera with NXP processor board

Camera Modules for Development with NXP CPU Boards

VC MIPI® cameras offer the widest variety of image sensors for all NXP processors. A selection:

MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX568


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX226


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX296


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX335


Designed for Prototyping, industrial and serial Products

The VC MIPI® camera modules are perfectly suited for embedded vision projects with processors from the NXP® i.MX 8M Mini/Nano/Plus series. With available image resolutions from 0.3 MPixel to 20 MPixel, in monochrome and color variants as well as with global shutter, rolling shutter or global reset shutter, they offer maximum flexibility – from functional samples to product series. The VC MIPI® cameras are developed and manufactured in Germany, with the highest industrial quality and guaranteed long-term reliability.

How do I connect a MIPI Camera to an NXP Board?

Processor boards for NXP processors are available from numerous embedded manufacturers. Some of these use different MIPI connection options. We offer in-house developed and validated 22/15-pin flex cables, which can be used with many common processor boards, as well as individual FPC or coax cables including corresponding adapters. With the correct cable, connection and setup are quick and easy. We provide basic drivers that have already been adapted for many boards. We support you in adapting to new processor boards. When the processor boards with the new i.MX 95 processor series are ready for series production, we will also provide the corresponding drivers.

Select connection cable

Hardware setup

Install driver

An initial test provides direct information as to whether the image data is recorded correctly and transferred to the processor board. Once this has been verified, you can quickly start developing your application.

Suitable Accessories for a quick Development Start

VC offers lens holders for standard S-, C- and CS-mount lenses for the cameras, as well as cables, lighting, adapter boards and other accessories. The corresponding driver in source code are available for download. This allows you to quickly and easily create a proof-of-concept or your industrial-grade embedded vision solution with NXP and MIPI cameras. The MIPI camera modules are powered directly via the VC MIPI® FPC cable.
VC MIPI CSI-2 camera with NXP processor board - with and without housing

Faster to series production: With the modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit

For proof-of-concept and rapid prototyping, Toradex has developed a modular AI vision kit with the i.MX8M Plus processor from NXP together with Vision Components and AU-Zone. With its neural network processor unit and integrated ISP, the processor is ideal for demanding embedded vision applications. The kit is based on a Toradex Verdin i.MX8M Plus system-on-module, which is compatible with all Verdin baseboards. The development kit also includes Vision Components MIPI camera modules as well as a variable SoM adapter and connector board from Au-Zone. This provides customers with all components for image acquisition and image processing as well as the required interfaces and I/Os for their individual rapid prototyping solutions in automation and robotics, for medical technology or the agricultural industry.

Easy software development with Torizon and DeepView

Toradex's industrial-grade software platform Torizon offers ready-to-use Linux distributions. Torizon is an open source software platform that simplifies the development and maintenance of embedded Linux software. It brings comprehensive frameworks for rapid development entry, over-the-air updates and security features. The platform runs Au-Zone's DeepView Machine Learning Toolkit, which allows users to easily develop, test and implement their own deep learning solutions in the processor's NPU.

Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit

Andreas Beising - Sales Asia and Middle East - Vision Components

Are you developing an embedded vision solution with NXP and MIPI Cameras?

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VC MIPI Success Stories

Projects with VC MIPI® Cameras and various processor boards are already successfully used in numerous industries and applications. This includes automation and quality assurance as well as robots, intelligent household devices and solutions for smart cities, drones and special vehicles, medical technology and laboratory equipment. 

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