Using Wi-Fi for cloud connectivity and Bluetooth Low Energy for provisioning, an application-development kit from Innophase IoT lets you integrate a camera for wireless video applications.
Adding wireless to IoT devices lets IoT users build systems that can send data directly to the cloud. First, engineers must develop those systems and integrate them into useable products. For video applications, InnoPhase IoT launched an application-development kit for cloud-connected IP video IoT applications. The kit uses the company’s Talaria TWO Ultra-low power (ULP) Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module for connectivity. Innophase IoT cites an increased demand for long battery life as the force behind developing this low-power wireless video camera development kit.
The Talaria TWO ULP Wi-Fi/BLE module uses dual-stack power optimized software combined with a digital polar radio design to minimize power consumption.
Talaria TWO wireless platform for video use-cases provide:
- Support for up to 2K camera resolution.
- Integrated MCU within Talaria TWO enables off-loading of TCP-IP networking and cloud connectivity stack while the image signal processor (ISP is powered down, thus conserving power).
- An always ON, always connected feature provides low latency and mitigates image loss issues.
- Ultra-Low-Power (ULP) Wi-Fi at BLE power levels bring a 2x to 4x improvement in battery life, says Innophase IoT.
- Ease of use by provisioning Wi-Fi using integrated BLE.
- MIPI link connects a camera to ISP or host processor (see block diagram).
Innophase IoT products are available through a worldwide network of distributors.