I need to incorporate two types of cameras (2x connected by a long wire + 7x connected near the Xavier). For such lengths, I thnk of using a Serializer-Deserializer (SerDer) to make the camera wires more than 4m long…although not bound to go for this method.
For the camera, we are left with 3 options:
- GMSL Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link Cameras
- FPD-Link III Cameras
- PoE GigE (Power over Ethernet) Cameras, and
- MIPI CSI2 Cameras (very unusual). (Mobile Industry Processor Interface - Camera Serial Interface 2)
To avoid the cost behind the first 3, I resort to the 4th and unusual choice. I know that CSI cameras are not for such distance connections. But I saw that Thine had solutions for that. I can’t find a way to interface its bare-silicon (or ICs without any interfacing circuit) to the Xavier.
Is there a way to interface such (or any other) SerDes with the Xavier ?
Is there any alternate low-cost solution to get my Cameras wired at such distance > 4m ?