ZED Link Quad on AGX Orin

This tutorial will help you set up the ZED Link Quad GMSL2 capture card, and use the Stereolabs GMSL2 cameras with the NVIDIA® Jetson Orin AGX Developer Kits.

Prerequisites #

Make sure that you have the following items before starting this guide:

  • 1x NVIDIA® Jetson Orin AGX Developer Kit.
  • 1x ZED Link Quad GMSL2 capture card
  • 2x 1-to-4 GMSL2 Fakra Male to Female cable (included in the box)
  • 1x NVIDIA® Power supplier to power the Development Kit (included with the devkit)
  • 12V-19V (min 6W) power input (Barrel Jack 5.5 mm outer diameter, 2.5 mm inner diameter) to power the GMSL2 capture card (not included)
  • [Optional] Enclosure for Orin AGX Developer Kit

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, please refer to the troubleshooting page or contact support@stereolabs.com.

Install the GMSL2 Capture Card #

Please make sure the DevKit and the capture card are not connected to a power source before beginning the installation process.

Plug in the capture card in the ‘Camera connector’ slot and fix it by using the three provided screws:

Connect the power adapter cable to the white J10 connector.

[Optional] AGX Orin Developer Kit Enclosure #

If you are using an AGX Orin Developer Kit, we recommend you use the Enclosure for the AGX Orin Developer Kit available for purchase on the Stereolabs store, to securely integrate our GMSL2 Capture Card while keeping the electronics safe. It also allows you to mount the Dev Kit on any surface using VESA 75x75, and gives the possibility to add WiFi antennas to boost your AGX Orin wireless transmissions.

Connect the camera #

Connect one of the 8 wires from the female end of the two GMSL2 1-to-4 Fakra cables to your GMSL2 camera. When you hear a click, the cable is securely connected to the camera.

Note: GMSL2 cameras must be ideally plugged before booting up. If it is not the case, you can restart the zed_x_daemon that will be installed by the driver in the next section.

Once the cables are connected, plug the power for the GMSL2 capture card (12V-19V) so that cameras will be powered through the FAKRA cable (PoC).

Then connect optional HDMI/Keyboard/Mouse to USB and the power. Wait for boot up.

Now that the Developer Kit has been correctly set up, we can install the associated software and drivers for the ZED GMSL2 cameras.

Setting up the software #

After setting up your ZED Link GMSL2 capture card, please follow this guide to Install the ZED Link Driver.

Install the ZED SDK #

After installing the ZED Link driver, please follow this guide to Install the ZED SDK on NVIDIA® Jetson.

🎉 Congratulations! You have successfully set up your Stereolabs GMSL2 Capture Card and started exploring its features. Now that you have the camera up and running, it is time to start experimenting and building your projects.

Whether you are using the camera for robotics, computer vision, or something else entirely, the ZED GMSL2 cameras are a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals. Happy coding!