Hover to Zoom DKV5651 Vision Development Kit Based on Micro/sys' SBC5651 single board computer (SBC), the DKV5651 Vision Development Kit is ideal for system developers who need an SBC camera solution with fully integrated hardware and software. The DKV5651 brings our SBC5651 together with a performance appropriate CSI camera so users can experience a fully functional vision target system that runs right out of the box.

Fully Integrated Vision Kit Speeds Development of Camera Apps for SBCs

  • Camera/vision firmware, CSI camera module plus single board computer operate together saving valuable time-to-market and system integration time
  • Sample programs work with popular open source vision algorithms
  • Linux BSP includes camera drivers plus preinstalled OpenCV and GStreammer
  • One-stop shopping for Camera Sensor modules, cables and other accessories
  • Savvy board layout eases cable connectivity and expense

The DKV5651 consists of credit card-sized SBC5651, a 24-pin CSI camera sensor module, cables, and an integration layer of firmware. OEM users will find the DKV5651's seamless integration enables implementation of vision applications without the headache and manhours required to get a SBC, camera sensor module, vision software, and cabling to all play together.

Micro/sys has provided embedded users with integrated SBC packages for over 35 years. We understand that the key to empowering embedded system designers lies in providing useful software tools and firmware layers that reduce or eliminate tedious integration tasks--freeing up time better spent writing application-specific software.

Our SBCs come with Linux or WindowsCE BSPs so you can be programming in your favorite operating system in no time at all.

Micro/sys offers other, more powerful cameras with faster SBCs so you can pick the vision system best suited to your application. We invite you to view other Vision Development Kits by clicking here.

What's Inside the DKV5651 Vision Development Kit:

Item Description Get More Info
Single Board Computer ARM Cortex-A8 on Pico iTX form factor
  • Freescale i.MX515 CPU
  • NEON SIMD Media accelerator
  • Complete peripheral package
Board Support Package Linux
  • Complete development environment
  • Run-time build instructions
  • Driver and tool supports
Vision Toolkit OmniVision3640 Attachable Camera Sensor Module
  • Up to 30 frames per sec
  • QXGA 15fps, XGA 30fps
  • Powered by SBC5651
  • OpenCV
    • Open source algorithm library
    • Pre-tested image manipulation examples
    • Intregrated into BSP
    • GStreamer
      • Open source media processing
      • Integrated in BSP
      • Configurable
Cables Complete Cable Set
  • Ethernet Cable
  • USB2.0 Mini-B to A Cable
  • 50-pin high density header to 50-pin screw-terminal assembly
  • 20-pin high density header to 20-pin screw-terminal assembly
Power Supply Standard Wall Wart PS755

The rich offering of video and multimedia features in Freescale’s i.MX515 ARM® Cortex®-A8 processor enhances the value of the SBC5651's CSI camera module. The CSI port can acquire video at a rate up to 60 frames per second and moves it to the SBC5651's DDR2 memory for processing. Real time video is piped through the on-board GPU to the LCD touch screen for viewing or to Ethernet for transmitting. The video can also be stored directly onto the SBC5651's flash dirve (4GB SD card). Software controls allow image sampling for applications where streaming video is not needed.

The memory subsystem on the SBC5651 consists of up to 512MB DDR2 SDRAM for application data and 4MB SPI NOR flash for the bootloader and operating system. Depending on system needs, the NAND flash can be used for the operating system or for non-volatile user storage.

Consuming less than 1W of power, the SBC5651 is ideal for handheld applications. Users are provided three selectable power-source options to match their application: 1) standard 5V power header from a system power supply, 2) rechargeable single cell Li-Ion battery, or 3) power through USB via a mini-AB connector, or 4) StackableUSB connector.

Supported serial interfaces include four (4) USB ports, three (3) serial ports, 10/100 Ethernet port, CAN, SPI, and I2C. Other on-board I/O includes TV OUT, audio-in, (1) SD/MMC card slot, (23) GPIO, RTC, keypad interface, and more. USB, Ethernet, power, and the SD/MMC ports use standard cables eliminating the need for costly breakout boards or custom cables.

The optional StackableUSB I/O expansion port with USB, I2C and SPI serves as a bridge to a wealth of off-the-shelf industrial I/O including A/D, D/A, modems, GPS, sensors or user customized embedded I/O.

SBC5651 Computer Vision Features

Item Features SBC5651 More SBC Vision Boards
Single Board Computer
  • Processor
  • CPU Family
  • On-board GPU
  • Number of Cores
  • Freescale i.MX5
  • ARM Cortex-A8
  • Neon
  • Single
  • Freescale i.MX6 available on SBC4661
  • ARM Cortex-A9 available on SBC4661
  • Also on SBC1651, SBC1652
  • Quad available on SBC4661
Hardware Camera Intefaces
  • CSI Camera Sensor Port
  • Cameral Link
  • Camera Link HSTM
  • GigE Vision
  • USB 3.0 Vision
  • CoaXPress
  • Also on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC4661, SBC1652
Software Camera/Vision Interfaces
  • OpenCV
  • GStreamer
  • GeniCam
  • GigE Vision
  • USB 3.0
  • Also on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Also on SBC4661, SBC1652
  • Available on SBC1652, SBC4661
  • Available on SBC4661
  • Available on SBC4661
Display & Video Interfaces
  • HDMI 1.4 Type A
  • LVDS Interface
  • MIPI / DSI
  • Available on SBC4661
  • Also on SBC4661
  • Available on SBC4661
FPGA Vision Processing
  • Xilinx FPGA
  • Spartan-6 available on SBC1651, SBC1652
  • Kintex-7 available on SBC4661
Datasheets for referenced items SBC5651

The standard SBC5651 Development Kit comes with a Linux image preloaded on an SD card, providing users with a "run-out-of-the-box" experience. Step-by-step instructions are included (see diagram to the right), along with instructions for building aflash image to run out of flash in the final application.

Users who wish to build their own flavor of Linux will find support for the SBC5651 through the Yocto Project. The Yocto Project, an open source collaboration project, provides templates, tools and methods to assist users in creating their custom Linux distribution. Adopting the Yocto approach now sets you up with a next generation environment for embedded Linux.

Regardless of your embedded system needs, Micro/sys has a BSP to match your skills and system needs.

Board Support Package (BSP) Choices

  • Linux Kernel on SD Card
  • Linux Kernel for NOR Flash
  • WindowsCE

DKV5651 provides tools to simplify your embedded vision applications.

CSI Camera Sensor Integration: Drivers, camera sensors, lens, and cables/connectors are included in the DKV5651, providing a plug-and-play experience with the installed BSP. All components are fully integrated and detected at power-up, running a video display from the camera with little effort.

Vision Tool Kit Programming Platform: The BSP provided with the Vision Tool Kit contains an additional layer of Linux software for the SBC5651 ARM board so users can begin programming their vision application out of the box. Pre-integrated by Micro/sys, open source software along with well documented sample programs written by Micro/sys are available to the user immediately. The tools, some originally developed for Windows/Intel environments, run seamlessly on the SBC5651 ARM/Linux platform.

Micro/sys sample programs assist users implementing image processing operations such as edge detection, optical character recognition (OCR), and color analysis. Some sample programs show users how to use OpenCV, a large and active vision commmunity of open source software which includes over 250+ pre-tested and validated image processing and vision algorithms, instructional tutorials on vision control plus a wealth of "how to" information for implementing vision applications. GStreamer, a video processing tool, based upon pipelines, is also accessable and helps create different types of multimedia applications such as video editors, streaming media broadcasters and media players.

NEON GPU: Micro/sys' SBC5651 incorporates NEON technology from the iMX5 for embedded programmers. NEON works seamlessly through its own independent pipeline and register files to accelerate multimedia and signal processing algorithms in order to provide an enhnaced user experience. NEON, supporting multiple formats, multimedia codecs and functions, can be customized by the user to enhance an applications multimedia output.

Vision Tools and Libraries

Image Manipulation Tools Video Processing Tools GPU Vision Display Tools
OpenCV Open Source Ready-to-run Libaries Image Libary Function
  • One-shot acquistion
  • Continuous acquistion
  • Triggered acquisition
  • Save images to disk
  • Write AVI
  • Image arithmetic
  • Image logic functions
  • Morphology
  • Image segmentation
Machine Vision Electronics
  • Subpixel accuracy
  • Object tracking
  • Complex and Fourier analysis
  • Edge detection
  • Share detection
  • Gauging
  • Pattern matching
  • Geometric matching
  • Color matching
  • Color pattern matching
  • Golden template comparison
  • Object classification
GStreamer Open Source Multi-media Framework
  • Media Handling
  • Simple audio playback
  • Audio and video playback
  • Recording
  • Streaming
  • Editing
  • Extendable through plug-ins
NEON Enhancements for Viewers Image Libary Function
  • Watch any video in any format
  • Edit and enhance captured videos - video stabilzation
  • Anti-aliased rendering and compositing
  • Game processing
  • Process multi-megapixel photos quickly
  • Voice recognition
  • Powerful multichannel hi-fi audio processing
Features and Benefits
  • Supports wide range of multimedia codecs used for internet
  • Fewer cycles needed
  • Increases performance and simplies software development
  • How to Use
  • Free OpenMAX DL Library on ARM website
  • Vectorizing compliers
  • C intrinsics
  • Assembler available
  • Open Source Community support

The make-vs-buy decision for your single board computer (SBC) is one of the most critical decisions you will make for your project. The knee-jerk reaction often is, "I can make this for a fraction of the price". Or, “I know a cheap DIY board that will do the same for a lot less”.

If the only criteria you’ll use to determine a make-buy decision is comparison of BOM costs, then making an SBC or buying a DIY board will appear more economical. However, Micro/sys' 35 years of experience with thousands of customers has shown us there is no getting around the true "Total Cost of Ownership" of a circuit board assembly. We know a simple BOM cost comparison overlooks many of the hidden costs in manufacturing a SBC.

Today's embedded applications, either microprocessor or microcomputer, are complex. Implementing such an application requires specialized, niche expertise from multiple technology areas. For the typical SBC OEM, having such a breadth of expertise on staff is not feisable. This is the true value of having a single board computer vendor you can work with easily: deep, specialized technical know-how.

Below is a list of some of the factors we find are frequently overlooked as OEMs plan a SBC design project. We also provide some of our own “rules of thumb” guidelines which might prove useful as you decide how to implement your embedded application.

Cost of Ownership Considerations

Micro/sys products come with complete documentation for user operation. Below is a list of the technical information for the SBC5651 including User Manual, product specifications, white papers and compatibility information. The SBC5651 User Manual includes a "Getting Started" section aimed at familiarizing users with the product and is written to help the first time user bring up the development enviornment for the board. Micro/sys provides technical support for all our products through our email tech support at techsupport@embeddedsys.com.

Documentation Available

Type Classification Availability
Board Documentation
  • User Manual
  • Cable Set Drawing
  • Mechanical Drawings
  • Data Sheet
Software Documentation
  • Operating System CD
  • Tools CD
  • Sample Program CD
  • Shipped in Development Kit
  • Shipped in Development Kit
  • Shipped in Development Kit
IP Cores
  • No FPGA on SBC5651
  • Not Available for SBC5651
Supporting Articles/Videos
  • White Papers
  • Video Demos

For your convenience, Micro/sys offers a selection of standard accessories which we have tested with our products and found to be helpful in bringing-up embedded applications. The items below make one-stop-shopping easier and can provide a smooth development cycle for your project.

The items listed below can be added to your order or you may add them to your request for quotation to get pricing information.

SBC5651 Accessories, Camera Modules and Enclousures

Category Item Description Part Number
Vision Development Kit
  • Integrated Hardware and Software Kit
Includes SBC5651 Single Board Computer, Software Tools, Camera Sensor Module, Power Supply, Documentation, and Cables DKV-5651
Target SBC Computer
  • Vision Enhanced SBC
ARM Cortex-A8 with CSI Camera Port on a PicoITX form factor SBC5651
  • Add-on Options
  • Extended Temperature
  • 512MB SDRAM
  • 1G Flash
  • 2G Flash
  • 4G Flash
  • RS485 Options
  • CAN Bus Option
  • LVDS Support
  • Audio Inteface
  • StackableUSB Connector - Bottom side
  • USB Power Option
  • Battery Pack Power Option
  • SBC5651-ET
  • 5651OPT1
  • 5651OPT5
  • 5651OPT6
  • 5651OPT7
  • 5651OPT8-1 and 8-2
  • 5651OPT22
  • 5651OPT28
  • 5651OPT45
  • 5651OPT60
  • Call Factory
  • Call Factory
System Accessories
  • Stand Off Kits
  • SD Card
  • MicroSD Card
  • USB Card Reader
  • 1/4 inch nylon standoffs for PC/104 and Pico-ITX
  • Industrial grade SD Card
  • Industrial grade micro SD Card
  • Industrial USB Card Stick
  • SD-4G
  • MSD-4G
Camera Sensors
  • 15 or 30 f/sec, 640x320 Res
  • 30 or 60 f/sec, 640x302 Res
  • Pigtale flex-cable connection to SBC
  • PCB board plugs into connector on SBC
  • MSV3640
  • MSV9712
  • Portable Enclosures
  • Industrial Housing
  • Handheld size with LCD and keypad
  • Vented industrial brick with expansion space
  • HH3325
  • ENC104
Power Accessories and Batteries
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Wall Wort
  • Single Cell Rechargable Li-Ion Battery
  • AC/DC adaptor; 12V wall power supply
  • LI185
  • LI285
  • PS755
Extractor Tool
  • PC/104 Extractor
  • Separator tool for plugged together boards
  • PC/104Extractor