Synchronization of a New Light-Flashing Shield With an External-Triggered Camera

  • Castillo-Zamora José de Jesus
  • Nègre Amaury
  • Ingargiola Jean-Marc
  • Ndoye Abdoullah
  • Pouthier Florian
  • Dumon Jonathan
  • Durand Sylvain
  • Marchand Nicolas
  • Ruffier Franck

  • Sensor packaging
  • Light-flashing shield and camera synchronization
  • External-triggered camera
  • Image capture
  • Light-flashing shield
  • Poor light conditions
  • Synchronization


In this letter, we describe a new light-flashing shield to be used at flash-based imaging or event-based vision tasks performed in environments with poor light conditions. The shield incorporates a multiplexer that permits setting of the operation mode, the nominal current, the pulse width, and the trigger sensitivity of up to 2 high-brightness LEDs by means of a single inter-integrated circuit (I2C) bus. A trigger conditioning circuit permits synchronization of the LEDs light and an Intel RealSense d455 camera to obtain a set of clear images while the LEDs are illuminated, this feature being the main novelty and contribution of this work, in order to provide light on-demand in visual-based tasks performed in environments with poor light conditions. Images obtained during real tests prove the correct synchronization between the light-flashing shield and the camera.