Lattice Semiconductor has introduced the CrossLinkPlus FPGA family for MIPI D-PHY-based embedded vision systems. These devices are innovative low-power FPGAs with integrated flash memory, hardened MIPI D-PHY, and high-speed I / O for immediate panel display performance and flexible device programming capabilities. In addition, the company offers off-the-shelf IP and reference designs to accelerate implementation of bridging, aggregation, and splitting of enhanced sensors and displays, a common requirement for automotive, industrial, computer, and consumer applications.
Developers need to enhance the user experience by attaching multiple image sensors and / or displays to embedded vision systems, while also meeting system cost and power budgets. The company meets this requirement with FPGAs: small (3.5mm x 3.5mm), low power (<300μW) devices optimized for embedded vision applications, and features such as enhanced MIPI D-PHY, a wide range of high speed Options such as I / O support are used for interfaces such as OpenLDI and RGB, as well as on-chip non-volatile flash memory. CrossLinkPlus uses its on-chip flash memory to support instant turn-on (reducing visual artifacts that can harm the user experience) and flexible device reprogramming in the field.
Peiju Chiang, Product Marketing Manager, Lattice Semiconductor, said: "As OEMs want to take advantage of the economies of scale driven by the MIPI ecosystem, MIPI D-PHY is booming in applications ranging from industrial control device displays to AI security cameras. Lattice New CrossLinkPlus FPGAs combine the flexible programmability and fast parallel processing of FPGAs with vision-specific hardware, software, pre-verified IP and reference designs. This allows OEMs to spend more time building innovative Applications that take less time, enabling standard features that do n’t have any competitive advantage. ".