Hi Andrey, I have one board - the sensor board (10324), which contains both the analog and FPGA components. This seems to be different than the configuration for the 363 sensor board (10342), which just had the analog components (there was a separate CCD control board 10347).
According to your website, the 323 camera consisted of: 1 - 4 of 10313 CPU/compressor boards (10313), one sensor board (10324), and one power supply board (10325). I have the sensor board, I can buy the processor board 10353 from you, and make the power supply board myself (maybe buying the bare PCB from you). If I order the 10353, can you install the 363 software on it? Will that software be able to operate the 10324 board without modification (I'm guessing the KAI-11000 and KAI-11002 are very similar)? Or, can I just use the image provided on SourceForge? ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/elphel/files/elphel353-8/8.2.16/) My other question is about the FPGA on the sensor board (Xilinx XC2S300E). Will it be stable after all these years? Do you have a copy of the image used to program it? I wondering just in case there is a problem with it. Thanks again for all the advice! Nick On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 10:02 AM Elphel Support < email@example.com> wrote: > > Nick, > > We may have the power supply bare PCB (no components), and it is designed > specifically for the 323 camera, so there is no replacements. If I > understand correctly you have 2 boards (analog and FPGA)? > > I would still recommend to use 10353 (we should have some) and its' > existing software (for 363 that we have one as a reference) - designing a > completely new system around NVIDIA would be a really huge job, even to > make it program FPGA can be somewhat tricky. > > Andrey > > > > ---- On Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:39:31 -0600 *Nick Duvoisin > <nduvoi...@gmail.com <nduvoi...@gmail.com>>* wrote ---- > > Hi Andrey, > > Thanks for the quick response! It looks like it will require a 1D20325 > power supply board in addition to the 10353 processor board. Do you still > have any of those available? If not, are there any other power supply > boards that could be used in lieu of the 1D20325? > > Also, is there any documentation on how to interface with these sensor > boards? It would be interesting to try and use an NVIDIA Jetson Nano ( > https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/jetson-nano-developer-kit) to drive > the sensor board. I know that replacing FPGAs with GPUs is a trend for > certain imaging applications. > > Nick > > On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 12:07 AM Elphel Support < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > _______________________________________________ > Support-list mailing list > Supportemail@example.com > http://support.elphel.com/mailman/listinfo/support-list_support.elphel.com > > > Hi Nick, > > I believe it also needs other boards - I need to check, these boards were > made before we started wiki.elphel.com and put there documentation. These > boards docs are here: > > http://legacy.elphel.com/3fhlo/ > > The 323 cameras used older 10313 boards (2 of them as the bandwidth of the > older ETRAX processor was insufficient to provide required 1/1.5s frame > rate. > It is possible to build model 363 camera that uses 1 10353 instead of the > 2 10313 - https://wiki.elphel.com/wiki/353_legacy > We do have 10353 boards, but not the other ones. And have one 363 camera > so we can probably check what software is there > > 323 cameras were operated with JP4 encoding ( > https://community.elphel.com/jp4/jp4demo.php) that was developed > specifically for that purpose - no de-Bayer in the camera. The same was > used in the Street View R5 ( > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Street_View), it is shown on the > picture there called "A Google Street View trike" - large black octagon > that provided first high-res imagery. > And we still use JP4 this format in all our current cameras. Internally it > uses the same JPEG engine that we implemented in the FPGA, just reorders > pixels. The JPEG quality can be set to any value, including 100% > > Andrey > > > ---- On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:42:28 -0600 *Nick Duvoisin > <nduvoi...@gmail.com <nduvoi...@gmail.com>>* wrote ---- > > Hi, > > I recently ordered a sensor board from the Elphel 323 camera off Ebay and > had a few questions about getting it up and running. The board has the > Kodak KAI11000 CCD sensor and has model number 1A20324 Rev "A". I'm a > software engineer, so you can be technical in your responses. > > > 1. This particular sensor board contains both the FPGA-based > timing/interface module and the analog sensor front-end, correct? (I can > see a Xilinx Spartan FPGA on it) > > 2. From a hardware standpoint, all I need to create a functioning > camera is a 10353 processor board, power supply, and injector cable, > correct? (besides a housing, lens mount, and lens) > > 3. Do you still sell the 10353 processor board, or will I have to have > one made from the Gerber file and parts list? > > 4. For the software, it looks like the x353 repository on GitHub > contains the Verilog to create the BIT file for the FPGA. But where can I > find the Linux-based webserver software that allows me to control the > camera over Ethernet? It looks like the linux-elphel repository contains > this software for the 10393 board only. > > > My ultimate goal is to create a camera based on a monochrome full-frame > CCD sensor that does not apply a demosaicing algorithm to the raw pixel > data. Much like a Leica M Monochrom, but with a Canon EF lens mount. I > realize this will take a long time to complete, but I'm looking forward to > the challenge and learning more about how image sensors work! > > Thanks, > Nick > _______________________________________________ > Support-list mailing list > Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://support.elphel.com/mailman/listinfo/support-list_support.elphel.com > > > > > >
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