OmniVision Technologies, a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions has announced the availability of an automotive reference design system (ARDS) that provides a plug-and-play platform for developing automotive imaging systems.
The lack of modularity and integration difficulties in current approaches to system design force automotive OEMs to design their own modules and often wait for third-party developments. Additionally, existing demo systems are not suitable for mounting on a vehicle for evaluation and testing, and do not allow for real-time video testing. As a result, time-to-market is slow and costly.
The modular approach allows automotive imaging-system and software developers to mix and match image sensors, image signal processors and long-distance serializer modules. Thus, ARDS reduces the design efforts and resources required to develop working prototype solutions. It allows customers to design-in OmniVision image sensors and image signal processors and reduces the cost and time of evaluating and testing a new system.
With its compact form factor, OmniVision’s ARDS is ideally suited for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), rear video mirrors, camera monitor systems (CMS) and dash cameras.