I have the ‘Apalis iMX8’ and the ‘Alvium 1500 Series Camera’ connected to the Ixora Carrier Board. After power up, I browsed on the target board directory and found ‘dev/video0’, ‘dev/video1’, ‘dev/video12’, ‘dev/video13’ and ‘dev/video8’. So, how do I know which ‘video’ is my camera connected?
Just FYI, I am using the ‘Apalis iMX8 Embedded Vision Starter Kit’.
Thanks for writing to the Toradex Support.
Could you provide the version of the hardware and software of your module?
Thanks and best regards,
Hi @jaski.tx :
Torizon version: 4.0
Ixora Carrier Board: v1.1B
Let me know if you need more info.
The Apalis iMX8 also contains a version (like V1.0B). Could you tell that as well?
It’s more for a reference at our side.
About your issue, please execute the following command:
Then, observe the device that is a CSI camera, this one will be the Alvium.
@mamor, please also be aware of the considerations for the Alvium camera with the Ixora and Apalis iMX8: https://developer.toradex.com/knowledge-base/apalis-imx8-embedded-vision-kit-with-allied-vision
Hi @andrecurvello.tx :
It says ‘command not found’. Please see attached. Let me know what else.
In this case, then what camera do you support? Can you make recommendation(s) so I can purchase?
So, based on this knowledgebase:
The only MIPI-CSI2 camera is the Alvium. However, you mentioned in the previous response in this knowledgebase: https://developer.toradex.com/knowledge-base/apalis-imx8-embedded-vision-kit-with-allied-vision that the Alvium is not yet supported in the Torizon core.
Are those statements true?
Hi @mamor, I’m sorry to confirm that the Alvium cameras are not fully supported on TorizonCore.
As observed in the Apalis iMX8 Embedded Vision Kit:
Attention: at the moment, the camera driver is not supported in the latest release of TorizonCore. As a workaround, use the out-of-the-box demo from the previous section. Allied Vision is working with Toradex for a better driver integration in the Toradex BSP. The Allied Vision CSI-2 Alvium Camera Driver is available on GitHub. Please contact our support for more information.
As the camera driver is on GitHub: https://github.com/alliedvision/linux_imx8_apalis, I’d suggest you to use their drivers with our BSP (instead of Torizon), referencing the Kernel:
Branch: toradex_4.14-2.0.x-imx Commit: f01f6885f1255ca634f361c97301b1d9f3aae170
This kernel is used in our BSPs 3.0b1 / 3.0b2 / 3.0b3.
References for you:
We are now adding to our database the support for e-Con cameras, which are MIPI-CSI2.
See the updated list on our Cameras Database now.