MIPI CSI2 camera is not recognized on custom TX2 board

Hello everyone,

Currently we are testing a new custom board for Jetson TX1 and TX2. There is a MIPI CSI2 camera port on the board, but when we connected a camera device to it, the camera couldn’t be recognized.

We checked it and there was no /dev/video0. Running dmesg | grep imx219 also displayed nothing.

We also try the camera on a Jetson Nano board and the camera worked plug-and-play.

Is there anyone using a similar setup and having already found a solution to connect MIPI CSI-2 camera to a custom Jetson TX board? If yes, we would be really grateful if you could provide any information regarding this issue.

Thank you very much!


hello cuong.pham,

what’s the camera sensor, is it Raspberry Pi v2, IMX219?
did you have driver porting? it should be TX2 NX to support this camera by default.

Hello JerryChang,

Thanks for your reply. The camera sensor is IMX219 https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/IMX219-160_Camera.

They stated on the website that it only supports Jetson Nano, but it’s usable on our Jetson Xavier NX board without any modification to the firmware.

Do we need a custom driver to make it work on Jetson TX2?

hello cuong.pham,

this should not even works on Jetson TX2 due to the camera slot is different.
may I know what’s the actual purpose, are you going to have carrier board design to bring-up this camera sensor on TX2?

Hello JerryChang,

Yes we’ve already had a custom carrier board that has a MIPI CSI-2 port. The camera is connected to the board using that port, but somehow it’s not detected.

Currently our purpose is checking if the MIPI CSI-2 connection on our custom board is working or not.

hello cuong.pham,

please access Jetson Linux R32.7.2 Release Page | NVIDIA Developer to download [L4T Driver Package (BSP) Sources],
you may check below for reference camera drivers for Jetson TX2 series,
for example, $public_sources/Linux_for_Tegra/source/public/kernel_src/hardware/nvidia/platform/t18x/common/kernel-dts/t18x-common-modules/

as you can see, Raspberry Pi v2, IMX219 doesn’t support with TX2, you’ll need to have camera driver implementation.
you’ll also need to check Jetson TX2 Series Camera Module Hardware Design Guide for your carrier board design.

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