ISPs (Image Signal Processors) have long been a very specialized topic for camera systems. The problem is that today almost all cameras are RAW sensors and do not include an ISP for cost and power consumption reasons. Arducam's OBISP project aims to solve this problem. As the name suggests, it has an integrated ISP that has its own hardware processor and does not rely on the processing power of the backend processor. along with the OBISP camera, users can use better cameras on Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano.
The first two OBISP cameras released are the high-resolution 13 MP AR1335 camera and 2 MP AR0230 HDR camera. They use standard 15-pin RPI/Jetson Nano MIPI camera flex cable for use with Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX with Arducam's V4L2 kernel driver framework.