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Elphel 393 series are highly customizable high performance, network, multi-sensor (multi-) camera systems.

To ensure the freedom of our customers and the sustainable development of the Elphel project all our developments are covered by the GNU/GPL v3 License.

Turnkey and OEM models exist. Both are totally customizable for the customer's task.


Hardware & Software

  • Free Software and Open Hardware
  • 100% open source FPGA image processing and compression
  • FPGA image de-warping (distortion correction) and robust multiple view depth extraction coming soon
  • User/developer friendly: HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Python, CGI, C/C++, Verilog
  • Operating System: Embedded Linux (Yocto build)
    • Standard GNU/Linux distribution offers the possibility to port existing software and kernel drivers to provide support for more external devices (USB gadgets, converters, ...)
  • Hardware:
    • 5MPix (resolution-fps table) or 14MPix, 1/2.5" format sensors
    • Xilinx Zynq 7030 SoC - Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 + FPGA, 800MHz
    • RAM: 1GB (system) and 0.5 GB (fpga) DDR3 memory
    • 1 GB NAND Flash
    • 1 GigE
    • μSD
    • m.2 SSD
    • μUSB2.0
    • eSATA+USB2.0 - 2-in-1 port
    • 4x sensor ports - routed to FPGA, each reconfigurable for general multi-purpose use
    • Connecting multiple sensors to a single system board - up to 12 (4 ports x 3 sensors per 10359 mux board)
    • External sync port
    • Hardware synchronized recording of multiple images (multiple sensors, multiple cameras, external trigger)
    • support other extension boards (IMU(for ADIS 16375), GPS)
    • WiFi: USB WiFi adapter
    • On-board clock/calendar
    • Remote/local digital temperature sensor
    • Data insertion into EXIF header (GPS, compass, INS, other telemetry, ..)
    • More info
  • Performace:
    • Low latency live video streaming - 35ms
  • Power:
    • 18-75V or 12-36V
  • Physical properties (without lens or adapters):
    • WxHxL: 40x45x123 mm
    • Weight: 215g


  • Calibrated fixed-focus lenses available:
    • 10" (0.1 pix) in the center 80% x 80% area
    • 30" (0.3 pix) maximal error over the full FoV
    • <0.03um/° thermal expansion
  • Aberration correction allows to preserve a full sensor resolution over the camera FoV
  • Distortion correction allows to get a precise pixel mapping for a single/multiple sensor system
  • Calibration is not limited to panoramic cameras - is available for all kinds of systems.
Eyesis4pi393 calibration closer resized.jpeg
Calibration process drawing

 Application areas 

  • Photogrammety
  • Scientific imagery and video applications
  • Medical imagery
  • Time-lapse filming (Including HDR support)
  • Geotagging applications
  • Aerial imagery and video applications
  • Digital cinematography
  • HD video
  • Security
    • Video surveillance
    • Smart access control
    • RFID
  • Document scanning
  • Street imagery
  • 3D reconstruction (examples)
  • 2D/3D laser scanning
  • Barcode reading
  • Sport (Photo-finish)
  • Machine vision
    • PCB inspection
    • Parts inspection & validation
  • Robotics
  • Education (Verilog, Image processing, Networking, Circuit design, Mechanical design)
  • Business
    • Video conferencing
  • Entertainment
  • Arts