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Harrier IP Camera Interface Board

Part Number: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A, AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A

  • LVDS to H.264 compressed video over IP
  • Support for 1080p60/30 video
  • Low latency H.264 RTP streaming
  • RTSP and ONVIF Profile S compatible
  • Supports LVDS cameras such as Tamron MP1010M, Sony FCB-EV7520A and Harrier 10x/36x/40x AF-Zoom Cameras.
  • Graphical overlay support (text and images)
  • Onboard recording to micro SD card
  • Built-in web pages for setup and configuration
  • ONVIF server for control of video stream and camera
  • Support for direct (VISCA) camera control
  • Options for Ethernet, PoE and wireless interfaces
  • Audio input support
  • Compact size
  • Evaluation kit available
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The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is an interface solution from Active Silicon’s Harrier series of camera interface boards. It provides IP (Ethernet) output for a range of LVDS cameras including Tamron MP1010M/MP1110M, Sony FCB-EV7520A and Harrier 10x/36x/40x AF-Zoom Cameras.

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is based on a powerful SoC processor that delivers a low latency H.264 video stream over RTP. The block camera and interface board are connected via a KEL 30-way cable. The Camera Interface Board can be mounted on the side of a block camera and is usually connected (via an FFC cable) to an Ethernet connection board that can be mounted on the back of the camera or stacked on top of the interface board. The interface board compresses (H.264) the camera LVDS video signal, converts it to an RTP stream and sends it to the Ethernet connection board. The Ethernet connection board carries magnetics that enable physical connection to external Gigabit Ethernet systems using CAT5/6 Ethernet cables. A version of the Ethernet connection board that supports Power over Ethernet is available.

The high-performance processor device on the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board supports ONVIF and web interfaces. Application examples of how to display RTP video from the interface board and control the camera are included in the Harrier IP SDK (software development kit). VISCA commands can be sent to the camera via the ONVIF server, enabling full control of all camera features.  The Harrier IP SDK also shows how to add text and graphical overlays to the live video stream.

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board, and Harrier IP cameras based on this board, can be easily evaluated using the Evaluation Kit for Harrier IP.

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board - Specification

Video input

Standard camera LVDS video signals at 1080p30 (single LVDS mode) or 1080p60 (dual LVDS mode).

Video resolution/rate

1080p 60/30 fps

SD card

Up to 512GB

Camera control

ONVIF profile S, VISCA (via Ethernet connection)

Protocol support

ONVIF Profile S, IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, TCP, UDP, RTCP, ICMP, DHCP

Video compression

H.264

USB 2

OTG (in development)

Audio

Mono microphone (in development)

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board - Connector specification

Power connector (J1)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 2-way JST connector for connection to an external power supply. Power is also supplied by J2 so this connector is not used when the camera interface board is connected to a Harrier Ethernet connection board.

Ethernet connection board connector (J2)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 24-way 0.5mm pitch vertical FFC connector (with clamp) for connection to an Ethernet or a Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection board via FFC cable.

USB connector (J3)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 10-way 0.5mm pitch FFC connector for connection to external devices.

Micro SD socket (J5)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a standard micro-SD socket.

External Micro SD extension socket (J6)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 12-way 0.5mm pitch FFC connector to enable connection to external/remote SD card sockets.

PELCO/microphone connector (J7)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 10-way 0.8mm pitch connector to enable connection to a PELCO controller and microphone.

KEL30 camera connector (J8)

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with a 30-way miniature connector that is used to connect to compatible LVDS cameras.

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board - Operation and features

Board options

A Harrier IP interface solution is usually composed of two boards – a SoC processing board (AS-CIP-IP-SOC-001-A) and an Ethernet connection board (AS-CIP-IP-IFETH-001-A).  These two boards are connected by an FFC cable and can be mounted directly on to a block camera or stacked on top of each other.  The boards are available separately, as a set or mounted on a camera (see product image).

A version of the SoC board that supports wireless connectivity is also available (AS-CIP-IP-SOC-002-A).  There are also two versions of the connection board, the Ethernet connection board (AS-CIP-IP-IFETH-001-A) and a Power over Ethernet enabled version (AS-CIP-IP-IFPOE-001-A).

Operation

When connected to a suitable power supply the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board will boot and then power-up the camera. Once the camera has initialized it will start transmitting a video stream; the camera interface board will compress the video (H.264), convert it to RTP format, and stream it to the Ethernet port. Any RTP/ONVIF compatible application (e.g. VLC player or GStreamer) can then receive and display the video. ONVIF services can be used to control the camera and video stream settings.
When the camera interface board is connected to the network, any ONVIF compatible application, such as the ONVIF Device Manager (https://sourceforge.net/projects/onvifdm/), can be used to discover the IP address of the board/camera and control the camera/video settings.

Setting an IP address

By default, the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is automatically assigned an IP address using DHCP, but it can be set to a fixed IP address using the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board web administration page or the ONVIF Device Management Service.

ONVIF Services

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board implements the ONVIF Profile S standard. The main services supported are:

  • Device Management service: allows control of the platform (e.g. set time and date, etc.).
  • Media service: Media configurations are used to determine the streaming properties of requested media streams; this enables control of the H.264 encoder and on-screen displays (OSD).
  • Imaging service: provides configuration and control data for imaging specific properties.
  • Device IO service: provides direct communication to the camera serial port (this enables VISCA communication with an attached camera to allow full control of the camera and all its features).

For detailed information on these services please see the ONVIF documentation at https://www.onvif.org/profiles/specifications/; examples of how to use these services are included in Harrier IP SDK.

Camera control

The camera video mode and H.264 compression parameters can be managed using the ONVIF media service. The ONVIF imaging service enables any ONVIF-compliant third-party software/application to control the camera settings. However, most AF-Zoom block cameras have many more settings than those available through the ONVIF service. These additional settings are usually changed using VISCA commands sent over a serial interface. The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board supports direct serial communication with cameras and applications can access this serial interface via the ONVIF Device IO service. Hence, all camera features supported by the VISCA protocol can be controlled by the end application over the Ethernet interface. For examples, please refer to the Harrier IP SDK. For more information on VISCA control and camera features, please refer to the documentation for your camera.

Administration Web Pages

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board hosts a set of web pages at the IP address assigned to the board; these pages can be used to control the board and camera. When the board is connected to a host computer, the web pages can be accessed by connecting to the IP Address of the camera in a web browser. The menu on the webpage offers several sub-pages that give access to various controls/settings and features. For more information please see the interface board datasheet.

Video Graphical Overlay Control

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is able to superimpose graphics and text on the live video stream. For an example of how this can be done please see the Harrier IP SDK.

SD Card Interface

The SD card interface supports all standard micro SD cards (up to 512GB) and operates them in SDR25 mode.  High data rates that come with UHS II cards are not supported and UHS II cards will operate in UHS I modes (lower data rate).  The SD card can be used to store video from the camera.

Harrier IP SDK

The Harrier IP SDK (Software Development Kit) contains sample application code that interfaces to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board and controls the processing platform, video compression settings, camera settings and camera serial port.

Status LED ("LED1/2/3/4")

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board is fitted with several multi-color LEDs to indicate camera status.

  • LED1 – ACT – indicates activity on the Ethernet link (flashing=activity, steady on=no activity).
  • LED2 – LNK – indicates the state of the Ethernet link (Green=1G link OK, Red= 10/100 link OK, Off=no link).
  • LED3 – WiFi – TBD.
  • LED4 – STAT – indicates the status of the board system (steady green=board has booted successfully).

Evaluation Kit

An Evaluation Kit for Harrier IP is available. This kit enables fast and effective evaluation and testing of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board, and IP cameras based on this interface board.

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board - Physical and environmental details

Dimensions

58.1mm x 40.5mm

Weight

12g (interface board and SD card only, no cables).

Power Supply

8.25V to 12.25V

Power Consumption

1.9 – 2.1W (1080p30)
2.6 – 2.8W (1080p60)

Storage Temperature

-20°C to +70°C

Operating Temperature

0°C to +60°C (ambient environment).

Relative Humidity

10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage).

Harrier Ethernet Connection Board - Features

Ethernet support

On board magnetics for 10/100/1G Ethernet support

Versions

The board is available in two versions, the Harrier Ethernet connection board (AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A) and the Harrier Ethernet PoE connection board (AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A).

Connection to Harrier IP Camera Interface Board

The Ethernet connection board connects to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board via a 24-way FFC/FPC that also carries power to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board (and any camera connected to it).

Mounting of the Ethernet connection board

The Ethernet connection board can be mounted on the back of a camera, or stacked on top of the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board. See views of the boards mounted on a Tamron MP1110M/MP1010M under the “More” tab on this product page.

Harrier Ethernet Connection Board - Connector specification

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board connector (J1)

The Harrier Ethernet Connection Board is fitted with a 24-way 0.5mm pitch FFC connector for connection to the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board (SoC board).

Connector type: Valcon FFC5-24-VSM-TR

Mating cable: 24-way 0.5mm pitch FFC
A suitable cable can be supplied with the boards (see ordering information)

Ethernet connector (J2)

The Ethernet connection board is fitted with a 9-way connector for connection to external devices. For pin out see the datasheet.

Connector type: JST – BM09B-SRSS-TB(LF)(SN)

Mating cable: JST – SHR-09V-S-B connector
A suitable cable can be supplied with the evaluation kit (see ordering information)

AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A – Power Connector (J3)

The Ethernet connection board is fitted with a 4-way connector for connection to a power supply.

Connector type: JST – BM04B-SRSS-TB(LF)(SN)

Mating cable: JST – SHR-04V-S-B connector
A suitable cable can be supplied with the evaluation kit (see ordering information)

Harrier Ethernet Connection Board - Physical and environmental details

Dimensions

32.8mm x 40.5mm

Weight

5.5g (connection board and SD card only, no cables)

Power supply

8.25V to 12.25V

Power consumption

~ 0.0W (Note: does not include camera or SoC board power)

Storage temperature

-20°C to +70°C

Operating temperature

0°C to +60°C (ambient environment)

Relative humidity

10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage)

Conformance

Ethernet

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board and the Harrier Ethernet connection board are compliant with:
IEEE802.11, POE, RT, ONVIF Profile S

The Harrier Ethernet Connection Board is also compliant with GigE.

Approvals

The Harrier IP Camera Interface Board and the Harrier Ethernet connection board have been designed to meet EMC and FCC requirements when housed in a suitable enclosure:

CE
Compliant with the relevant EU directives as listed below.

RoHS
Conforms to RoHS3, the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2015/863/EU.

EMC
Compliant with EN 55022:2010 (class A) and EN 55024:2010 in accordance with EU Directive 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility.

REACH
Please contact Active Silicon for the latest formal REACH declaration (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006, the European Union’s chemical substances regulatory framework for Substances of Very High Concern).

UL
All printed circuit boards used in this product are manufactured by UL recognized manufacturers and have a flammability rating of 94-V0.

FCC
Compliant with FCC Rules for Class A digital devices.

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Datasheets

Datasheet Harrier IP Camera Interface Board pdf 562.13 KB
Datasheet Harrier Ethernet connection board pdf 452.27 KB

Manuals & Quick Start Guides

Harrier IP CIB Quickstart Guide pdf 564.66 KB

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board without WiFi module. Board only, no cables included.

AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board with WiFi module. Board only.

AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A

Harrier Ethernet connection board (non PoE)

AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A

Harrier Ethernet PoE connection board

AS-CIB-IP-001-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A (SoC board), AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A (Ethernet connection board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-002-A

Harrier IP Camera Interface Board system.
Contains: AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A (SoC board), AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A (Ethernet connection board), FFC cable

AS-CIB-IP-001-1110-A

AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A and AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-VC camera (with connecting cables fitted).

AS-CIB-IP-002-1110-A

AS-CIB-IP-SOC-002-A and AS-CIB-IP-IFETH-001-A supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-VC camera (with connecting cables fitted).

AS-CIB-IP-003-1110-A

AS-CIB-IP-SOC-001-A and AS-CIB-IP-IFPOE-001-A supplied mounted on a Tamron MP1110M-VC camera (with connecting cables fitted).

AS-CIB-IP-EVAL-A

Evaluation kit for the Harrier IP; to evaluate the Harrier IP Camera Interface Board and cameras based on that board (does not include boards or cameras).