QE for Camera: Development Assistance Tool for Camera Applications

Overview

This development assistance tool supports the development of embedded systems which use the camera functions of display controllers from Renesas. It supports MCUs of the RZ family.

Topics

New release: QE for Camera[RZ] V1.1.0

Support for the RZ/A2M group has been added in this updated version. A GUI enables easy connection between an RZ/A2M target board and MIPI-standard cameras.

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Release Information

Package Component
QE for Camera
Latest Ver.: V1.1.0
Released: Feb 20, 2019
For RZ Family QE for Camera[RZ]
Latest Ver.: V1.1.0
Released: Feb 20, 2019
Operating Environment (e² studio V7.1.0 or later. For details, please refer to the Web page for this operating environment.)
* QE for Display[RZ] is installed along with this product. (Previous product name: QE for Video Display Controller 5)

Features

QE for Camera is an assistance tool for applications and runs under the e² studio integrated development environment.

In the development of embedded systems that use the Video Display Controller 5 (hereafter VDC5) installed in MCUs of the RZ/A series, this product eases the initial adjustment of camera connections and camera module settings, thus reducing development times.

Interlinkage with the separately available RZ/A Software Development Kit strongly supports the development of HMI applications.

Functions

Easy Settings for the Timing of Input Signals from Cameras

The GUI allows the easy adjustment of the timing settings of a camera during testing. GUI displays with appropriate settings for various RZ/A target boards or custom boards for development are set up by selecting a target board or setting custom board configurations (Note1). The settings corresponding to those in the GUI display are created in a header file for direct incorporation in projects. If the value of a setting is not in accordance with the MCU spec., it is marked as being in error. This makes it easy for users to identify problems.

Note

  1. Only the RZ/A2M supports MIPI-standard cameras.

Easy Alterations to the Operation of the Camera Module

Operation settings such as the image format and capture size of the camera module to be connected can be specified by sending a parameter file (csv file) from QE for Camera.

Support for the Debugging of Images Captured by Cameras

Even for a system that has no display device, such as a surveillance camera, interlinking with the in-memory image display function of the e² studio allows you to check images in the buffers for the VDC5.

Check the Results of the Settings on the Actual Camera & Display

A single button press writes the current settings to registers, so you can check the results for the actual camera and LCD panel. This tool also has a mode for automatically writing the changes to registers every time a setting is changed.

Generate a Header File Which Reflects the Settings for Use in Projects

When you have finished the settings, the settings corresponding to those in the GUI display are created in a header file for direct incorporation in projects. QE for VDC5 can also operate in conjunction with the Supported Sample Programs.

Target Devices

Product Name Family Series Group
QE for Camera[RZ] RZ RZ/A RZ/A1H, RZ/A1L, RZ/A1LC, RZ/A1LU, RZ/A1M, RZ/A2M

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