Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA realizes MIPI signal bridge in CVCAM megapixel industrial camera

Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA realizes MIPI signal bridge in CVCAM megapixel industrial camera

Shanghai, China-August 20, 2020-Lattice semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading supplier of low-power programmable devices, today announced that CVCAM has selected Lattice CrossLink™-NX FPGA for its Sony iMX344 sensor The new megapixel industrial camera platform provides 16-channel sub-LVDS to MIPI CSI-2 sensor bridging support. Compared with competing FPGAs of the same kind, CrossLink-NX FPGA has lower power consumption, smaller size, higher stability, and stronger performance. It can realize high value-added embedded and intelligent vision applications in industrial and automotive systems.

Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA solves the design complexity and time-to-market challenges faced when developing low-power, small-size, and powerful embedded vision applications. The FPGA is developed using the industry’s first Lattice Nexus™ technology platform based on 28nmFD-SOI process, and supports various interfaces, including MIPI D-PHY (CSI-2, DSI) and sub-LVDS with a rate of up to 2.5Gbps per channel. Connect traditional industrial image sensors and displays to widely used MIPI components to achieve signal bridging, splitting and aggregation applications.

CVCAM CEO Yuan Chao said: “Today’s vision application market requires higher performance and reliability, and also hopes to minimize power consumption to support 4K and 8K images. CrossLink-NX FPGAs provide up to The 8-channel 2.5 Gbps MIPI D-PHY I/O support makes it an ideal bridging solution for our latest megapixel industrial camera platform.

Wang Cheng, vice president of sales of Lattice China, said: “Our CrossLink series FPGA and Lattice mVision solution collection can help customers quickly develop embedded vision applications for industrial cameras or automotive ADAS systems. To further accelerate application design, Developers can also use Lattice Radiant software to program CrossLink-NX FPGAs. The software has first-class tools and features designed to help users efficiently develop FPGA applications.”

The main features of CrossLink-NX include:

·Low power consumption-Compared with competing FPGA products, CrossLink-NX can reduce power consumption by up to 75%

·High reliability-CrossLink-NX’s soft error rate (SER) is more than 100 times lower than similar FPGAs. It is an excellent solution choice for critical applications and automotive applications that require absolute safety and reliability during operation. CrossLink-NX devices are optimized for the operating environment of outdoor, industrial and automotive applications

·Performance-The following three characteristics of CrossLink-NX greatly improve its performance:

·Support high-speed I/O-CrossLink-NX FPGA supports a variety of high-speed I/O (including MIPI D-PHY (CSI-2, DSI), LVDS, SLVS, sub-LVDS, PCI Express (Gen1, Gen2) and DDR3 memory ), very suitable for embedded vision applications

·Instant start-some applications do not allow the system to take too long to start. In order to meet the needs of such applications, CrossLink-NX can achieve ultra-fast I/O configuration within 3 milliseconds, and complete all device configurations in less than 15 milliseconds

·High storage-to-logic ratio-CrossLink-NX has 170bit storage space per logical unit on average, with the highest storage-to-logic ratio among similar products, and its performance is twice that of the previous generation.

·Small size-The size of the CrossLink-NX device is only 6x6mm, which is ten times smaller than similar FPGAs

·Software tools and IP-In addition to the new Lattice Radiant 2.1 design software, Lattice also provides CrossLink-NX users with IP core libraries including MIPI D-PHY, PCIe, SGMII and OpenLDI interfaces, as well as commonly used Demonstration of embedded vision applications, such as 4:1 image sensor aggregation

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