New TDA2Px/DRA77xP dev kit from D3 Engineering speeds ADAS, autonomous system design through production

October 29, 2018 D3 Engineering
Rugged TDA2Px / DRA77xP dev kit enables synchronous acquisition of eight 4Gbps FPD-Link™ III SerDes capture streams with real time processing and analytics.
Rugged TDA2Px / DRA77xP dev kit enables synchronous acquisition of eight 4Gbps FPD-Link III SerDes capture streams with real time processing and analytics.

Rochester, NY – Oct. 29, 2018 – D3 Engineering, a Texas Instruments platinum design partner, announced its DesignCore RVP-TDA2Px Development Kit for autonomous systems development. The production-intent kit features TI’s TDA2Px SoC processor and 4Gbps FPD-Link III SerDes interface.

D3 Engineering’s Rugged Vision Platform (RVP) allows rapid technology evaluation and system development under realistic on-vehicle conditions. It accelerates development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous systems, and provides a streamlined path to production.

Automotive applications include camera monitoring systems (CMS) such as multi-camera/multi-display mirror replacement, 3D surround view with car black box, and front or rear cameras with analytics; driver monitoring; stereo vision; sensor fusion (radar, ultrasonic, and LiDAR); and in-vehicle infotainment and telematics.

Other applications include autonomous shipping and transportation, autonomous guided vehicles (AGV), collaborative robotics, and industrial vehicles.

Optimized, production-intent SOM processor board, customizable baseboard, and firmware

The SOM processor board features a TDA2Px/DRA77xP SoC processor with internal ISP. The SOM layout and BOM are optimized for production.

The customizable baseboard supports eight 4Gps FPD-Link III SerDes capture streams with real-time processing and analytics. Four independent FPD-Link III display outputs are 1080p 60fps capable. The baseboard also has an expansion interface and multiple connectivity options. The automotive 9V to 40VDC power input stage has protection to 60VDC and reverse battery protection.

Firmware in the kit includes an advanced vision software framework from D3 Engineering and the Processor SDK-Vision (Vision SDK) software framework from Texas Instruments.

The enclosure is compact and rugged for on-vehicle or field testing. It is designed to support IP64 environmental ratings with a path to IP67.

Kit licensing, design services, and cameras

Purchase of a production-intent DesignCore Development Kit gives users license to evaluate the technology and use it as a platform for product development. D3 Engineering provides embedded system development services based on the development kit and other DesignCore reference designs to help customers speed time to market.

D3 Engineering also provides rugged camera modules for use with the RVP-TDA2Px Development Kit and for ODM use in production systems. D3RCM rugged camera modules are fully-enclosed assemblies designed for IP69K, automotive, and industrial standards. Radar modules are also available for system development.

Pricing and Availability

The RVP-TDA2Px Development Kit is available now through D3 Engineering Design Services. The kits will be available for online purchase in November 2018 for $3,850.

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About D3 Engineering

D3 Engineering provides embedded electronic design services for original equipment manufacturers in the industrial, transportation, infrastructure and commercial sectors. Using its proven DesignCore platforms and proven stage-gate development process, D3 Engineering helps its OEM partners minimize the cost, schedule, and technical risks of new product development for performance-critical applications. Specializing in autonomous systems, embedded vision, and connected automation, D3 Engineering provides hardware design, firmware design, validation testing, and transition to production. Learn more at

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