Introducing the FMC-Pcam Adapter!

Last year we released our low-cost camera module, the Pcam 5C, to largely positive reception. The only downside was that it could only connect to boards that had a Pcam connector (such as the Zybo Z7-20). This year, thanks to feedback from our customers, we have decided to fix that issue with the new FMC-Pcam Adapter!

FMC-Pcam Adapter

The FMC-Pcam Adapter has the high-speed FMC connector on one side and MIPI CSI-2 interfaces on the other (FMC to CSI-2), it comes in dual (2 cameras) and quad (4 cameras) versions and can be connected to a compatible board, such as the Digilent Zedboard. It was designed to connect the Digilent Pcam, but could easily be adapted to connect a Raspberry Pi camera (uses the same interface) for a Raspberry Pi camera to FPGA application.

The ability to connect multiple cameras allows the development of some exciting embedded vision applications, including:

  • High-speed algorithms
  • Camera overlaying
  • Intelligent cameras
  • Multiple video streams going into an FPGA.

So if you have been looking for a way to connect low-cost cameras to your FMC-enabled board, take a look at the FMC-Pcam Adapter and let us know what you think!

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About Larissa Swanland

I'm a bit of an electronics-education evangelist. After all, Education is how we learn about the world. Electronics make the world better. Engineers change the world. So more engineers that know how to design and create electronics? That's the kind of world I want to help create.

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