Single Board Automotive Vision System An advanced stand-alone camera and vision processing module for automotive applications
Mobileye’s SeeQ® offers a compact and powerful processing platform for computationally intensive real time visual recognition and scene interpretation applications. The highly integrated SeeQ® board includes the Mobileye EyeQ®, a powerful vision processor, a High Dynamic Range CMOS image sensor, Flash and SDRAM memories and all the additional components required for a stand alone vision system: CAN and GPIO interfaces, protected power supply and expansion connector. The SeeQ’s compact dimensions (33mmx65mm) allow integration into vehicle trimmings such as the rear-view mirror base or inside the side-view mirror housing.
The SeeQ® board is based on Mobileye’s EyeQ® vision system on a chip (VSoC) that runs Mobileye’s range of driver assistance applications. The Mobileye EyeQ® capabilities include lane detection, road geometry estimation and vehicle detection. Mobileye’s unique monocular vision algorithms provide target classification and measurement of range, relative speed, azimuth, and time-to-contact.
The SeeQ® board also serves as the processing platform for Mobileye’s Advance Warning System (AWS) product. Mobileye AWS® includes the forward collision warning, headway monitoring and warning, and lane departure warning features as well as optional Mobileye Data Recording (MDR) capabilities. The main purpose of the AWS system is to alert the driver and increase awareness to dangerous situations during driving.
- Compact platform for computationally intensive real time visual recognition
- Mobileye’s EyeQ® vision system on a chip (VSoC)
- 110 dB High Dynamic Range CMOS VGA Image Sensor
- Interface to the car signals
- Meets automotive in-cabin qualification requirements
- Low power consumption
- Built-in CAN 2.0A/B channel
- Highly integrated / small size
High Dynamic Range Camera
The SeeQ® on-board camera is designed to work in a wide range of challenging lighting situations such as low sun, and fast transitions between dark and bright scenes such as tunnel entry and exit. The camera is based on the Aptina (Micron) MT9V023 high dynamic range CMOS Image sensor. An advanced context-based Automatic Gain Control program allows optimal utilization of the sensor’s dynamic range. The camera captures up to 60 FPS monochromatic/RCCC 10-bit images at 640 x 480 pixel processed resolution. The high resolution 5-element glass lens offers a horizontal field-of-view of ~40 degrees.
CAN 2.0A/B channel for interface with other AWS modules
The SeeQ® includes a Bosch CAN 2.0A/B channel at a rate of up to 1Mbps. The CAN channel can be used for receiving vehicle data (speed, status of turn and brake signals and shut-off command) as well as for communicating with an HMI module that generates visual and audio warning signals such as for collision and lane departure warnings (e.g. the Mobileye AWS display and control module).
The SeeQ® has four input and three I/O signals that can be used for various functions. An additional on-off input powers the unit only when the car engine is running. The output signals can be used to turn on an external buzzer or warning LED. The input signals can be used as an alternative to the CAN for receiving vehicle data.
Compliance with safety and EMI standards
The SeeQ® is certified by CE, UL and CSA certification laboratories.
The SeeQ® supports Mobileye’s AWS® application that includes lane departure warning, forward collision warning, headway monitoring and warning and can also support Mobileye’s entire range of vision applications.
1. General Specifications
|Rated Voltage||12/24 Volt Direct Current|
|Operating Voltage||6-60 Volts, Maximum 50 Volts for 1 hour or
60 Volts for 5 minutes.
|Power dissipation||2W (nominal)|
|Operating Temperature||– 40°C to +85°C|
|Storage Temperature||– 40°C to +150°C|
|Dimensions||65mm x 33mm x 10mm (W x H x D)|
2. Mobileye EyeQ® Vision Processor
- 110Mhz clock rate running seven parallel processors
- Two ARM946E 32bit CPUs with DSP extensions
- Four 64bit Vision Computing Engines (VCE)
- Eight channels DMA 64bit width 288KB on-chip SRAM
- Peripherals – 32bit SDRAM Controller, 16bit Flash/SRAM Controller, I2C Master Controller, UART Controller and two CAN Master/Slave interfaces.
- Two glue-less interfaces to two High Dynamic Range CMOS Cameras (HDRC) with I2C or SPI serial communication.
– Micron MT9V023 VGA CMOS Active-Pixel Digital Image Sensor
|No. of Pixels||752×480|
|Image area (mm²)||4.51×2.88|
|Pixel size (µm)||6.0×6.0|
|Video out||10bit digital|
|Frame Rate (fps)||60|
|Dynamic Range||60db linear, 100db, non-linear|
|Oper. Temp||-45 + 85º C|
Automatic Gain Control of the image sensor for high dynamic range.
|Angle of view||46° (horizontal) over the W-VGA sensor
39° (horizontal) over VGA for the Aptina sensor
|Lens||5 Elements M12 Glass Lens|
|Focus||40cm to infinity|
Glue-less direct interface to the on-board vision processor. Specifications are subject to change without notice.