Get Started with ZED X
If you recently purchased a ZED X or ZED X Mini camera, congratulations! This guide aims to help you become acquainted with the ZED X camera and to give you the essential information you need to begin utilizing its 3D depth sensing capabilities to their full potential. How do I connect my ZED X camera? How do I use the GMSL2 capture card? How can I develop on my local PC with the ZED X? If you are currently asking yourself these questions, this guide is here to help you.
About ZED X and ZED X Mini #
The ZED X camera is a professional-grade camera designed specifically for robotic applications in production environments. With its IP66-rated Global Shutter and high-performance IMU, it is built to withstand harsh conditions and provide reliable performance.
The camera’s advanced Neural Depth Engine 2 technology produces highly accurate depth maps, even in challenging lighting and untextured environments. Additionally, its secure GMSL2 connection allows for low-latency video transmission without EMI interference, making it ideal to integrate into robotics platforms.
Setting up your system for ZED X #
If you are planning to use the ZED X or ZED X Mini cameras, it is essential you have the proper hardware in place to support the camera’s GMSL2 connection. In this section, we will walk through which configurations are compatible with the ZED X and ZED X Mini, with instructions on how to set them up.
The ZED X and ZED X Mini cameras use a GMSL2 connection, which is not compatible with USB. To process video at high bandwidth and low latency in a reliable manner, specific hardware is required, and therefore the ZED X and ZED X Mini are not compatible with all host machines.
ZED X is compatible with NVIDIA Jetson platforms. Here are currently supported Jetson platforms, where you can find the setup guide according to your hardware:
|Jetson device||ZED X Support||Guide|
ZED Box Orin NX
ZED Box Xavier NX
NVIDIA AGX Orin DevKit
NVIDIA AGX Xavier DevKit
NVIDIA Orin Nano DevKit
NVIDIA Xavier NX DevKit
Other Jetson carrier boards
* Requires Stereolabs GMSL2 Capture Card
Developing with ZED X on a PC #
Using the ZED X during development can be challenging as it is only compatible with NVIDIA Jetson devices. Nevertheless, the ZED SDK Streaming function enables developers to use the ZED X on their local PC as if it were connected directly to the computer. To set up this capability, follow the guide below to stream ZED X data to your computer.
If you have any issues while setting up your ZED X, please refer to our Troubleshooting guide.
Advanced topics #
Advanced topics such as using the ZED X with Docker and using other GMSL cameras can be found on this page.