Using GMSL with ZED Box Orin NX

If your ZED Box comes with an embedded capture card, you can use a ZED X or any other GMSL camera.

GMSL driver #

The ZED X requires a GMSL driver. It comes already installed with the ZED Box.

You may need to install it manually, especially if you upgraded your system version. Go to our website and download the driver version that fits with your L4T version.

To know your jetpack version, run

cat /etc/nv_tegra_release

You will obtain an output like this:

# R35 (release), REVISION: 4.1, GCID: 33958178, BOARD: t186ref, EABI: aarch64, DATE: Tue Aug  1 19:57:35 UTC 2023

In this example, the L4T version is 35.4.1.

Then, open a terminal in the folder that contains the downloaded driver and run

sudo dpkg -i <the deb file path>

and reboot.

Developing your own driver #

If you intend to use a GMSL camera alongside a ZED X camera and require a custom driver for compatibility, you may need to develop your own driver.

In such cases, we recommend reaching out to our support team at for assistance.