The Q7 Camera Board is a daughterboard for Xiphos’ Q7 hybrid processor card. The Q7 Camera Board allows the Q7 to be inserted into existing systems with high-bandwidth video or imagery streams. High performance image processing algorithms can then be executed on the Q7 with an optimal combination of tightly integrated CPU and programmable logic resources.

The Q7 Camera Board card offers the following key features:

  • 2x Camera Link (2x Base, or 1x Medium, or 1x Full) interfaces
  • 4x SpaceWire interfaces
  • 4x USB2.0 Master ports, serial and GPIOs
  • Multiple Vcc Out (5.0, 3.3 & 1.8V)

Interfaces cannot all be used concurrently – details of configuration options are available upon request

The Q7 Camera Board is designed to be versatile. It supports several different camera interfaces and is designed in a small form factor to fit most spacecraft and payload volume constraints.

The Q7 Camera Board can be used as a development platform and then as a reference design for flight applications.

Xiphos also offers a range of ancillary services for Q-card customers including additional hardware and firmware development, software hybridization and Linux driver/API & application software development.

The video below is a presentation by Xiphos from the 2021 satsearch webinar: "a guide to advanced data processing and AI for satellite missions". For more information about the webinar, and to see footage of the entire event, please click here here

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Last updated: 2024-02-05

Q7 Camera Board



lead time
3 mo
100 g
110 mm
110 mm
15 mm
processor type
ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore
processor clock
up to 766 MHz
power consumption
1 W
data interface
Camera Link
USB 2.0


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