e-con Systems Announces Android Support for its Camera Daughter Boards

By E-con Systems, PRNE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CHENNAI, India and ST LOUIS, January 26, 2011 - e-con Systems announces its Android camera driver for its
e-CAM50_OMAP35x camera add-on board as it interfaces with OMAP evaluation
board housing OV5642 camera sensor. e-CAM50_OMAP35x connects to the high
speed CMOS sensor interface of the TI OMAP35x offering tremendous processing
power through the superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 core running at 600MHz. e-con has
developed a camera driver and integrated it to the camera subsystem of
Android offering a better picture quality and perfect lossless compression
involving best quality in the process of compression.

"By integrating our standard V4L2 Linux camera driver with Android Camera
HAL layer, e-con is proud to offer complete ready-to-use camera solution for
our Android customers", said Ashok Babu, President, e-con Systems. "This
allows our Android customers to use the default camera application of Android
as it is, and removes a significant amount of effort in developing custom
camera application using V4L2 APIs, thereby reducing the time-to-market", he

Android's camera subsystem connects the camera application to the
application framework and user space libraries, which in turn communicate
with the camera hardware layer that operates the physical camera. By
integrating the e-con Linux camera driver onto Android, e-con has enabled
Android camera application to take advantage of the camera hardware and use
all the features of the camera application provided in FroYo Distribution.

About Android

Android was first released by Google in November 2007. Android
has much to offer for developers in embedded applications beyond phones.
Choosing Android as an OS for embedded devices will provide tens of millions
of handsets run essentially the same Android stack, allowing access to huge
pools of users finding bugs, and a large developer community dedicated to
fixing them.


e-CAM50_OMAP35x development kit is currently available and
customers who would want to evaluate the Android driver, can choose to buy
the e-CAM50_OMAP35x development kit from the website. More information
regarding the development kit is on e-con's website (

About e-con Systems

e-con Systems, is an embedded product design and development company
offering services like Hardware Design, Firmware design / Embedded Software
development, Board Design and Software Integration in various product domains
with OS focus on Android, Linux, Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile.

    For more information please contact:
    e-con Systems Inc., +1-314-732-1152
    e-con Systems India Pvt. Ltd., +91-44-42033600
    Website: www.e-consystems.com

For more information please contact: sales at e-consystems.com, e-con Systems Inc., +1-314-732-1152, e-con Systems India Pvt. Ltd., +91-44-42033600.

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