Image sensor receiver bridges full-HD images to processors

April 04, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments has introduced an image sensor receiver IC to serve as a dedicated LVDS bridge between image sensors and processors.

Compared to existing FPGA-based solutions, TI says, the SN65LVDS324 lowers the bill-of-materials (BOM) by 20%, reduces system power consumption by more than 10% and shrinks package size by 50%. The device provides full HD, 1080p60 image quality in video capture applications, including surveillance IP cameras and video conferencing systems, as well as industrial, consumer and professional video recording equipment.  In 1080p60 system implementations, the SN65LVDS324 typically consumes less than 150 mW. The device supports a wide range of resolutions and frame rates, up to 1080p60-full-HD to maximize system performance.

The SN65LVDS324 is an extension of TI’s FlatLink and FlatLink 3G serial interface technology, which reduces the number of signal lines used for synchronous parallel data bus structures with no loss in data throughput. It is also optimised to work with a variety of processors, including TI’s OMAP and DaVinci processors for video applications. In a 4.5 x 7 mm, 59-ball PBGA (ZQL) package the device costs $2.65 (1000).

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