Camera Expertise
Camera Expertise

Camera Expertise

Recent technology advances in CMOS sensors enable a new generation of smart cameras that represent a quantum leap in sophistication. Today’s digital cameras, in addition to capturing images/videos, capture high-level descriptions of the scene and analyze what they see. These devices support a wide variety of applications including object detection, surveillance, motion analysis and facial identification.

Mistral’s PES team has extensive experience in integrating camera solutions for a wide range of embedded devices for automotive, medical, consumer, industrial, security and surveillance applications. Mistral’s camera expertise includes integration of CMOS/CCD based camera modules, image/video pre-processing algorithms and/or compression.

Some of the embedded devices with camera integration designed by Mistral include wearable computers, assistive devices, IP cameras, handheld devices etc. These solutions have been implemented on various embedded processors i.MX, OMAP35x, AM/DM37x, DM81xx etc. for Windows Embedded CE or Android or Linux platforms.

Mistral’s expertise in camera integration for embedded devices include:

  • CMOS and CCD Camera Sensors
    • Single or Multi-camera integration
  • Coding Standards
    • Video: MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, VC1
    • Image: JPEG
    • Defining various levels/profiles for trade-off between computational complexity and compression efficiency
  • Interfaces
    • Parallel camera interface
    • Serial camera and display interface – MIPI, Camera Link, SDI etc
    • Video interfaces like: HDMI, DVI, Component, S-Video, Composite, HD-SDI, 2D-SDI, 3G-SDI, Camera Link
  • Custom pre-processing
    • Image Scaling
    • Bayer-to-RGB
    • Pixel correction
    • Lens shading correction
    • Black Level compensation
    • White balance
    • Color space conversion
    • Bt656/RGB conversion
    • De-interlacing
  • Low-level Algorithms
    • Region extraction, Contour following, Ellipse fitting, Graph matching
  • Communication interfaces
    • VGA display, Ethernet, USB, RS232
  • Device drivers for Linux, Android and Windows Embedded
  • Image/video compression/decompression, degradation, jitter, digitization, stitching, streaming methods, and network transmission to ensure top video quality
  • Balancing increased memory capacity, greater processing power, wider networking bandwidths, display type, and power management and making these components fit together with the camera seamlessly
  • Applications – Machine Vision
    • Surveillance
    • Facial Recognition
    • ADAS



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Case Study

Wireless Video Surveillance Solution

Wireless video surveillance solution, based on the 802.11n WLAN technology.

Application Notes


Video Camera Solution on TMDXEVM8148

Developing products for video camera applications using the DM814x/AM387x SoC


VISE Board

High power device built around the powerful i.MX6 Dual/Quad Core, ARM Cortex A9 SoC from Freescale


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