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Ascella - Cypress® CX3™ THine® ISP 13MP reference design kit (RDK)

Last Updated: 
Mar 20, 2018

Cypress Semiconductor Corp and THine Electronics, Inc. developed Ascella - Cypress® CX3™ THine® ISP 13MP reference design kit (RDK).

This RDK is based on Cypress’s EZ-USB® CX3™ USB 3.0 camera controller and THine’s THP7312 image signal processor (ISP). It uses 13MP Autofocus camera module based on OmniVision OV13850 CMOS image sensor. With reference circuit schematics, configurable firmware, a software development kit, and related materials, this kit accelerates customers’ time-to-market without expensive initial costs for developing ISP, CX3 firmware, and tuning image sensor parameters. The kit delivers high-resolution video streaming, support advanced functions such as auto-focus, auto-exposure, auto-white balance and many more features for a broad range of consumer, industrial, medical, educational and automotive applications.

Ascella CX3

This kit is available through Cypress’s design partner e-con Systems, a leading product design services company specializing in advanced camera solutions.

For purchase and more information about this kit please visit e-con System’s website at


  • Modular design containing a base board based on CX3, an Image Signal Processor board, a camera daughter board based on OV13850, LED Board and debug board
  • THine® ISP, a powerful Image Signal Processor that has pipelined image processing engine with special circuits for Auto Focus, Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance
  • OmniVision OV13850, a 13MP Image sensor interfaced through a four-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface
  • Plug and Play UVC device works with any USB3.0 or USB 2.0 Host
  • Built-in USB UART and USB JTAG controller that enables debugging with Standard USB2.0 cable
  • High Intensity LED Board for Low light environment
  • Still Image Capture – up to 13MP
  • Some of the resolutions, color formats supported by the kit are given below


  USB 3.0 USB 2.0
HD (720p) 120 fps 60 fps 5 fps 30 fps
Full HD (1080p) 60 fps 60 fps 5 fps 30 fps
Ultra HD (3840x2160) 15 fps 30 fps 1 fps 6 fps
13MP (4160x3120) 10 fps 21 fps 1 fps 6 fps