The OAK-1 offers a quick and simple way to add USB3 Type-C device power and connectivity, and a single 12MP RGB camera module to the OAK-SoM.
Some part of the design cannot be open-sourced because they contain proprietary chip-down vendor information and therefore cannot be shared publicly.
OAK-1 isn’t a standard USB camera. It’s a 4-trillion-operations-per-second AI powerhouse that performs your AI models on-board, so that your host is free to do whatever you need it to do.
Its integrated 12 MegaPixel camera module communicates over an on-board 2.1 Gbps MIPI interface directly to the Myriad X, which ingests this data and performs neural inference on it, returning the results over USB.
Such a data path offloads the host processor from all of this work. In the common use case of object detection from a 12MP image, this means your host is now dealing with a 24 Kbps stream of what the objects are and where they are in the image, instead of a 2.1 Gbps stream of video. So an 87,500 reduction in data your host has to deal with.
Below is an example of running MobileNet-SSD:
OAK-1 + Raspberry Pi: 50+FPS, 0% RPi CPU Utilization
NCS2 + Raspberry Pi: 8FPS, 225% CPU Utilization
Dimensions and Weight¶
Width: 36 mm
Height: 54.5 mm
Length: 27.8 mm
Weight: 53.1 grams
Support OAK-FFC-IMX378 12MP RGB camera module
Enclosure compatible with standard tripod mount (1/4”-20)
USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C data and power
USB device power LED indicators
AUX 5V connector
Access to SoM 1.8V I2C and UART