Mipi Phy

The first step is now taken on the new MIPI A-PHY

 

We have taken our first steps on the new MIPI A-PHY specification, aiming for the automotive industry. Ethernet is becoming strong in vehicles but it isn’t suitable for every application since there may be unpredictability in the transmission time or latency when streaming some data from a sensor to the “processor”. The A-PHY support real high-speed data streaming both from the sensors to the “processor” and to the displays.

Mipi Phy

BitSim’s IP, Bit-MIPI CSI-2 used in Flir’s new generataion of thermal cameras, the EXX-Series

Flir Systems is using BitSim’s FPGA-IP, Bit-MIPI CSI-2 in their newly launched advanced thermal cameras. Read more.

The MIPI Alliance, the non-profit corporation that brings the mobile industry together, has standardized the interface between the camera/image sensor and the receiving electronics (host processor or similar) for further image processing, through a high-speed serial interface, the MIPI CSI-2.

The market for image sensors is increasing by over 10% annually, with the consumer and automotive markets leading this growth.

With MIPI CSI-2, the camera providers can reach the market faster with this standardized way of iteracting with the sensors: at a faster speed, at a higher resolution, or more cost effectively.

Today, MIPI CSI-2 is also used in other areas, such as test and measurement, industrial or medical markets.

Statement from our customer FLIR

BitSim has supported us in an exemplary way, and BitSim’s IP is one important part of the complete effort that made us reach the market faster in launching our new advanced thermal imaging cameras”, says Rikard hunell, Vice President Sourcing & Strategic Planning of Flir.

Summarize of the Bit-MIPI CSI-2 IP:

1-4 data lanes
AXI4-Stream Video output
D-PHY protocol decoding included
Clock-lane/data-lanes deskew
Full High Speed/Low Power mode support
Test/debug features

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