Mouser Electronics signs Framos on a global scale

A global distribution agreement between Mouser Electronics and embedded vision specialist, Framos, has been signed by the two companies.

Framos manufactures imaging and embedded vision technologies. Its sensor modules and processor adapter products are now available from Mouser Electronics. Framos’ ecosystem’s expanded range of sensor modules, adapters and accessories, and development kits, allows vision engineers and developers to evaluate and integrate many different image sensors on open processor platforms, as well as quickly create proofs-of-concepts, and systematically develop them.

Framos sensor modules (FSM) allow customers to seamlessly plug the latest image sensor technology into common processing platforms through the use of a modular design that relies on standardised connectors and mechanicals. The portfolio provides an extensive range with resolutions from 0.4 to 24MP that comes with rolling and global shutter options. The small modules are available from Mouser in a 26.5 x 26.5mm form factor, and include native MIPI CSI-2 sensors.

Framos adapters and accessories contain the necessary periphery to operate the sensor, and transmit and convert its signals into the formats needed by the processor development boards. The Framos sensor adapters (FSAs) are stacked to the FSMs for modularity in all application-specific designs, added Mouser. The FSAs include reference clocks, power rails and processing functionality with standardised connectivity for operating the imager to allow seamless interchangeability.

Design documentation to support customised all-on-one-board integration is also available. Framos processor adapter (FPA) boards offer a modular adaption to several third-party image processing boards within the Framos EV ecosystem.

Framos sensor module development kits support up to four FSMs simultaneously and include pre-assembled FSM/FSAs with a lens mount and M12 lens, tripod adapter, and all the necessary adapters for interfacing to the Nvidia Jetson hardware products and other third-party development boards. Device drivers and sample applications with source code provide a minimum environment to control the sensor and stream images directly into user applications. The kits also include a chainable 150mm flex cable connecting the FSAs to the FPAs.

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