Lattice: flexible connectivity for industrial vision with new CrossLink reference design

Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of the latest in a series of new reference designs featuring the Lattice CrossLink FPGA for video bridging applications. The SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design provides industrial device customers with a flexible, easy-to-implement solution for connecting advanced application processors (APs) with many of the image sensors currently used in today’s machine vision applications for industrial environments.

Many industrial machine vision applications use image sensors with SubLVDS interface, which is incompatible with the MIPI CSI-2 D-PHY interface used on today’s APs. However, many industrial device OEMs want to implement these APs in existing machine vision-capable products. The Lattice SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design lets customers quickly and easily create a bridging solution so an AP with a MIPI CSI-2 interface can connect with a SubLVDS image sensor.

The Lattice SubLVDS to MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Bridge reference design is free and is provided to demonstrate the use of Lattice’s popular CrossLink modular IPs, including the Pixel-to-Byte Converter, SubLVDS Image Sensor Receiver and a CSI-2/DSI D-PHY Transmitter. Lattice also provides a complete, easy to use GUI-based FPGA design and verification software environment, Diamond design software, to simplify and accelerate device development.

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