MX8 Basler Camera testing

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DART-MX8M-MINI Basler Camera


The following instructions will allow you to add support for the Basler MIPI camera to your Yocto images.
This will allow you to stream images/video from a Basler camera(s) connected to a Variscite evaluation kit.

Download Variscite Yocto BSP

Please follow Build Yocto from source code.
Execute steps 1-4.3 to download the BSP sources, but don't start bitbake yet.

Download and install Basler meta layers

$ wget
$ mkdir basler-dart-bcon-mipi-imx8-cep_1.5.0-for-imx-4.14.98-2.0.0_ga_sumo
$ tar xf basler-dart-bcon-mipi-imx8-cep_1.5.0-for-imx-4.14.98-2.0.0_ga_sumo.tar.gz -C basler-dart-bcon-mipi-imx8-cep_1.5.0-for-imx-4.14.98-2.0.0_ga_sumo
$ mv basler-dart-bcon-mipi-imx8-cep_1.5.0-for-imx-4.14.98-2.0.0_ga_sumo/meta-basler* ../sources

Download and install Variscite kernel patches

$ wget
$ tar xf meta-variscite-imx-basler.tar.gz -C ../sources/

Customize configuration files

Customize bblayers.conf

Add the following lines to conf/bblayers.conf

BBLAYERS += " ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-basler-imx8 "
BBLAYERS += " ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-basler-tools/meta-basler-common "
BBLAYERS += " ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-variscite-imx-basler "

Customize local.conf

Add the following to conf/local.conf under your Yocto build directory:

Add Basler software and driver:

IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " \
        basler-camera-driver \
        pylon \
        python3-pypylon \
        gentl-producer \
        xauth \
MACHINE_ESSENTIAL_EXTRA_RDEPENDS += "kernel-module-basler-camera-driver"

Build Yocto image

Continue following Build Yocto from source code from where you left off, to bitbake and install an image.

Running Basler camera application

Run the following commands at the shell prompt:

$ export DISPLAY=:0.0
$ /usr/bin/pylon

Prebuilt recovery SD card image

A prebuilt recovery SD card image with Basler camera support can be downloaded from:

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