Xilinx' FPGAs can now be used to connect image sensors and ASSPs that support the MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) and Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) standards for the development of high bandwidth applications supporting 4K2K and beyond.
Northwest Logic provides a full range of DSI (Host and Peripheral) and CSI-2 (Tx & Rx) Controller Cores. These cores fully support 1-4 lane and 8 lane (dual 4 lane) MIPI operation. The cores are delivered fully integrated with the PHY logic to implement Xilinx’s low cost MIPI Interface technique.
Xylon, a provider of video processing IP cores, has taken a Xilinx FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC), which implements the low cost MIPI Interface approach, Northwest Logic’s CSI-2 and DSI cores and its own cores running on an off-the-shelf Zynq All Programmable SoC evaluation board (ZC702 & ZC706) to create a comprehensive demonstration system.
The demonstration system takes a live video stream from an OmniVision CMOS sensor (OV16820), processes it in a Xilinx FPGA and then streams it to a MIPI-compatible display.
Northwest Logic; www.nwlogic.com