DesignCore® NVIDIA® Jetson SerDes Sensor Interface Card
The NVIDIA® Jetson™ SerDes Sensor Interface card is an add-on for the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and AGX Xavier™ Developer Kits. The card supports both Texas Instruments FPD-Link™ III and Maxim Integrated GMSL2 deserializers. Connect multiple tethered sensors to the powerful NVIDIA Jetson embedded platform. A direct MIPI CSI-2 connection allows you to interface sensors directly to the Jetson Developer Kit. Use with camera modules and radar modules from D3 Engineering.
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3 – 4 weeks
|Read the DesignCore NVIDIA Jetson SerDes Sensor Interface Card Data Sheet for additional information and product specifications.|
|4x FPD-Link™ III Input Channels
2x GMSL2 Input Channels
1x direct MIPI CSI-2 Input Channel
Interfaces to NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kit
SUPPORTED Sensors and Platforms
|Camera Monitoring Systems
Industrial Vehicle Systems
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|Q: How many cameras can you connect to the Jetson Kit using the SerDes Interface Card?
A: The FPD-Link III and GMSL2 deserializers are each on a dedicated 4-lane CSI-2 port to the Jetson. The FPD-Link III deserializer is a 4-to-1 hub and the GMSL2 deserializer is a 2-to-1 hub. However, the number of cameras that you can realize on the Jetson depends on software support from NVIDIA and D3.
NVIDIA has released support for virtual channels in Jetpack 4.2. D3 is working on taking this virtual channel software and adapting it to our Interface Card and cameras. Currently, we only support 1 GMSL2 and/or 1 FPD-Link III camera with this Interface Card. When the virtual channel software is integrated, we will be able to support 2 GMSL2 and/or 4 FPD-Link III cameras.
Q: Does the SerDes Interface Card directly interface with the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit?
A: The camera connector that is on the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit is the same that is also on the TX2 Developer Kit so from a pinout and functionality standpoint, yes. Since the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit was produced after D3 made the SerDes Interface Card, there will be a small mechanical challenge mounting the board. One of the feet on the Xavier dev kit that holds the heat sink in place will need to be removed in order to connect the card.
Q: What software and source code is provided with the SerDes Interface Card?
A: D3 provides the driver source code and a simple capture/display demo for supported camera modules. See “supported sensors.”