Detachable HD camera system solution

3rd January 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Detachable HD camera system solution

Specialist in high-speed serial interfaces and image signal processing, Thine, California Eastern Laboratories (CEL), and Keyssa, have announced a HD Camera Proof of Concept solution for ruggedised detachable HD cameras. The detached HD camera enclosure can be water and/or oil proof to accommodate severe outdoor environment conditions. 

Higher resolution cameras are critical to accurate operation and great user experience. the detachable HD camera solution aims to solve the following problems required by advanced vision systems:

  • High resolution, high frame rate, and low latency to capture and display an accurate image.
  • Performance under severe environments including those requiring water and oil-proof enclosures.
  • Quick video streaming immediately after ‘snap-on’ connection of the rugged detachable camera.
  • The cable-less connection to the camera provides a safer environment for wearable applications by avoiding accidents from cables getting interlaced with clothing or nearby objects.

The Proof of Concept solution uses one of THine’s newest chipsets with a MIPI CSI-2 interface, which is a common output of high-resolution cameras, and outputs V-by-One HS video.

The V-by-One HS protocol is a standard developed by THine Electronics for video transmission up to 4 Gbits/second per lane for greater than ten meters. It uses a proprietary encoding scheme along with a clock data recovery- (CDR-) based serialiser/deserialiser (SERDES) technology. A single Keyssa chip wirelessly transmits V-by-One HS with 60GHz technology over about a centimetre, which penetrates plastics. The system can operate with no compression-induced delay due to the highspeed signal transfer capability of the Keyssa and THine technologies.

The Proof of Concept shows that the combination of these different technologies from Keyssa and THine will achieve these demanding requirements. At CES 2019, Keyssa will have a private suite to demonstrate its solutions, including this Proof of Concept.

“The impact will be significant when you think about the numbers of potential use cases for this solution. The gaming and AR industry have more than 12 million people that could use such devices. Endo/laparoscopic surgery takes place more than 15 million times a year in the US,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect of THine.

Also, by enabling quick and smooth video streaming initialisation, the Proof of Concept allows system architectures; such as multiple Snap-on Cameras with one Contactless Interface, and one Snap-on Cameras with multiple Contactless Interfaces. Applications include, but are not limited to, wearable/body-top devices for XR (AR/VR/MR), smartphones, tablet-type or lap-top computers, surveillance cameras, home/business security cameras, machine vision, document scanners, medical equipment, and automotive devices.

Eric Almgren, CEO of Keyssa, added: “THine’s V-by-One has become a de facto standard for delivering HD video content in consumer and commercial applications. Our wireless connector works seamlessly with THine’s technology to enable new and innovative product designs that require HD video streaming.”

Yasuhiro Takada, President and CEO of Thine, stated: “We are very excited to introduce an unprecedented solution where V-by-One HS goes over the air thanks to Keyssa’s unique technology. We believe people from many markets will be very impressed with the potential of our state of the art solutions.”

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