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The Beta Main Board can be seen as an equivalent of a PC's motherboard. It hosts two external medium-speed shield connectors and two high-speed plugin module slot connectors. These act as a central switch for defining where data captured by the sensor and other interfaces gets routed to inside the hardware. In this regard, all specifics can be dynamically reconfigured in software.  
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The Beta Main Board is the camera's equivalent of a PC's motherboard. It hosts two external medium-speed shield connectors and two high-speed plugin module slot connectors - These act as a central switch for defining where the data that's captured by the sensor and other interfaces gets routed to inside the hardware. In this regard, all specifics can be dynamically reconfigured in software.  
  
  
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In the centre of the Beta Main Board a 'solder-on' area for [[Beta CSO]] slots has been incorporated on both PCB sides. CSOs can for example host chips capable of sensing the camera's orientation and acceleration (the same chips used to stabilise quadcopters and track head movements in VR headsets). Being situated directly behind the image sensor centre means that these sensors are ideally positioned to supply data for image stabilisation or metadata about the camera’s orientation and movement during a shot.  
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In the centre of the Main Board, and on both sides of the PCB, a 'solder-on' area for [[Beta CSO]]s has been incorporated. CSOs host sensor chips capable of, for example, sensing the camera's orientation and acceleration (the same chips used to stabilise quad-copters and track head movements in VR headsets). Being situated directly behind the image sensor's centre means that these sensors are ideally positioned to supply data surrounding image stabilisation or metadata about the camera’s orientation and movement during a shot.  
  
 
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The Beta Main Board is between the Interface Board and the Power Board in the cameras PCB stack.
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The Main Board is positioned between the Interface Board and the Power Board in the camera's PCB stack.
  
The purpose of the two Lattice FPGAs (the so called routing fabrics) is to handle all the low speed GPIO stuff required for plugin modules, shields and CSO without
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The purpose of the two Lattice FPGAs (the so called routing fabrics) is to handle all the low speed GPIO communications that are required for plugin modules, shields and CSOs without sacrificing valuable Zynq GPIOs.
sacrificing valuable Zynq GPIOs.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 03:46, 20 February 2019

00-MB-001- AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.36R1.2 Bottom Populated 02 Show sm b.jpg

Full size image.


The Beta Main Board is the camera's equivalent of a PC's motherboard. It hosts two external medium-speed shield connectors and two high-speed plugin module slot connectors - These act as a central switch for defining where the data that's captured by the sensor and other interfaces gets routed to inside the hardware. In this regard, all specifics can be dynamically reconfigured in software.


ABCS-MB-02a- AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.36R1.2 Top Populated sm 02.jpg

Full size image.


In the centre of the Main Board, and on both sides of the PCB, a 'solder-on' area for Beta CSOs has been incorporated. CSOs host sensor chips capable of, for example, sensing the camera's orientation and acceleration (the same chips used to stabilise quad-copters and track head movements in VR headsets). Being situated directly behind the image sensor's centre means that these sensors are ideally positioned to supply data surrounding image stabilisation or metadata about the camera’s orientation and movement during a shot.

ABCS-MB-02b- AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.36R1.2 Bottom Populated sm02.jpg

Full size image.



The Main Board is positioned between the Interface Board and the Power Board in the camera's PCB stack.

The purpose of the two Lattice FPGAs (the so called routing fabrics) is to handle all the low speed GPIO communications that are required for plugin modules, shields and CSOs without sacrificing valuable Zynq GPIOs.


Revisions

Current:

AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.36 R1.2



Archive:

AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.35

AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.33

AXIOM Beta Main Board V0.29

AXIOM Beta Board 100 v0.16

axiom beta board 100 v0.15 test