e-con Systems Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the world’s first stereo vision camera reference design based on Texas Instruments’ OMAP/DM37x family of processors and Gumstix® Overo® computer-on-module (COM) series. The stereo camera reference design, code-named Capella, includes a DM3730-based Gumstix® Overo® WaterStorm COM, a Gumstix® Tobi expansion board, and e-con’s camera daughter board e-CAM_9V024_STEREO. The Capella reference design comes with a software development kit with full source code for application development on top of V4L2 or OpenCV, enabling customers to develop their own stereo vision camera-based applications. e-con Systems also provides sample applications with source, for applications such as synchronous stereo image capture, depth measurement, etc.
The Capella reference design targets product companies keen to integrate stereo vision in their product design, featuring: 3D analytical applications such as machine vision, mobile robotics (obstacle detection) and automotive applications including computer-aided navigation and driver guidance; 3D object reconstruction applications such as reconstructing 3D details of sculptures, monuments, human faces, etc.; 3D video recording and playback; and 2D synchronous dual-camera applications where two simultaneously captured images of same (or different) objects are required.