So I’d like to connect 5-6 cameras (ideally IMX290 or something else with good low-light vision) to a Xavier DevKit with about 1-meter cables. Ideally I would use the CSI interface, and ideally they would be serialized into a coaxial connection to facilitate the 1 meter cables.
Ideally the system would be cheaper than USB equivalents since it’s essentially a USB camera MINUS the USB controllers plus some el cheapo serialization/deserialization, dumping images straight into RAM, hence it should be more cost-effective than USB.
What options out there exist that actually work?
I’ve looked at D3’s stuff but according to sales, their 6-camera system can only support 1 camera at a time (WTF) and their 16 camera system can support only 4 cameras a time (again, WTF) and costs about 4X-10X more than a USB system even though it does less work than a USB 3.1 controller does.
Is there a system out there that honestly works to its advertised specifications and can basically plug-and-play 5-6 cameras into a Xavier, in the same way that a Raspberry Pi CSI camera is dirt cheap AND “just works”, no questions asked? Obviously cheap would be nice, but first priority is I’m looking for something that actually works as advertised, i.e. if it has 6 Fakra ports, it had better handle 6 cameras at the same time.