Lattice semiconductor recently announced the launch of a series of new reference designs for video bridging applications using lattice crosslink FPGA.

SubLVDS to Mipi csi-2 image sensor bridge reference design is designed to provide flexible and easy to implement solutions for industrial equipment customers to connect advanced application processors (APS) with many image sensors currently used in industrial machine vision applications.

Many industrial machine vision applications use image sensors with subLVDS interface, which is incompatible with Mipi csi-2 d-phy interface used on today’s AP. However, many industrial equipment OEMs want to implement these APS in existing products with machine vision functions. Lattice subLVDS to Mipi csi-2 image sensor bridging reference design is designed to solve this problem, so that customers can quickly and easily create bridging solutions. Therefore, APS with Mipi csi-2 interface can connect with subLVDS image sensor.

“In an industrial environment, customers are interested in upgrading traditional machine vision applications to take advantage of the processing power and feature set of the new AP,” said peiju Chiang, product marketing manager of lattice semiconductor. “Lattice crosslink subLVDS to Mipi csi-2 image sensor bridge reference design provides a simple solution to solve the compatibility problems of traditional interfaces, so as to bring the redesigned products to the market quickly and cost effectively without using valuable time and engineering resources for device redesign.”

The subLVDS to Mipi csi-2 image sensor bridge reference design is free to demonstrate the use of lattice’s popular crosslink modular IP, including pixel to byte converter, subLVDS image sensor receiver and csi-2 / DSI d-phy transmitter.

Lattice also provides a complete and easy-to-use GUI based FPGA design and verification software environment, diamond design software, for simplifying and accelerator device development.

Other main functions include:

• 4, 6, 8 or 10 channel subLVDS input to 1, 2 or 4 channel Mipi csi-2 output

• up to 1.2 Gbps bandwidth per input channel

• up to 1.5 Gbps bandwidth per output channel

• set dynamic parameters via I2C

• optional image cropping support

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