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SUNDANCE DSP Launches New MIPI Camera interface FMC Card

POSTED 11/15/2017

Sundance DSP added to its Vision System Camera Link compatible vision cards a new line of products compatile with MIPI camera interfaces. MIPI camera interface is gaining ground and acceptance by filling the gap of a spectrum of different camera interface standards. FMC-MIPI is an HPC FMC compatile module that can be interfaced to a Sundance DSP Solar Express 120, PCIe carrier or PXI700 PXIe carrier ( see Sundance DSP web site for more details ).

FMC-MIPI is designed to provide connectivity between FPGA on a carrier and 2x MIPI CSI-2 4 lanes input and 2x MIPI DSI2 4 lanes output interfaces. Module provides conversion from MIPI CSI-2 to parallel interface or vice versa to 2x MIPI CSI2 4 lanes output. This means that concurrently, 2 MIPI based sensor/camera and 2 MIPI based displays could be supported concurrently. An adapter card is also supplied that can house 2 sensors / cameras. Adapter cards for several MIPI based cameras from Sony and Onsemi are available for quick project development. The default adapter supplied with FMC-MIPI is MIPI-IMX169-C and it can take two cameras modules based on the Sony IMX169 camera (lattice part number LF-C2P-EVN). Adapters for other cameras like IMX378 are available; please contact our support team to learn more. COTS cable for connecting FMC to adapter card is available; Samtec part number HLCD-30-03.00-BH-TH-2.

MIPI CSI-2 inputs parameters

  • LP and HP modes supported;
  • 4 Lanes, up to 0.9Gbps each lane, total up to 3.6Gbps throughput ;
  • I2C interface for camera control;
  • Conversion to 16-bit parallel bus;

MIPI DSI outputs parameters

  • 4 Lanes, up to 0.9Gbps each lane, total up to 3.6Gbps throughput  ( with LP count  there are 2 MIPI-Dsi outputs );
  • I2C interface for display control;
  • Conversion from 18-bit parallel bus;


  • Embedded/Stand Alone, PXIe, PCIe interfaces
  • 2 on board MachXO3™ LCMXO3L-4300C-6BG256C FPGA from Lattice
  • Comes with IP cores developed by Lattice and ported and tested by Sundance DSP;
  • Two MIPI CSI-2 input interfaces with 4 lanes, up to 0.9Gb/s per Lane converted to two 14 bit parallel interfaces;
  • Each MIPI DSI-2 provides independent I2C interfaces to FMC HPC;
  • Two 18-bit parallel input interface converted to two MIPI DSI output interfaces with 4 lanes;
  • On board reference clock generator;
  • Supported video data formats for input(camera connection): RAW8/10/12/14, YUV422(8/10-bit), RGB565, user defined 8 bit, interface is 14 bit;
  • Supported video data formats for output(monitor connection): RAW8/10/12/14, YUV422(8/10-bit),YUV444, 666/565, user defined 8 bit, interface is 18 bits;
  • I2C interface level is VADJ.
  • Small foot print, HPC FMC module

Solar Express 120 FPGA PCIe carrier for FMC-MIPI

  • Embedded/Stand Alone, PCIe Interface
  • Virtex Ultrascale+ Zynq MPSoC FPGA in C1156 package
  • x8 lanes PCIe Gen4
  • 1 FMC expansion site with 10 GTH at 16.3Gb/s transceivers and 56 LVDS IO pairs
  • ARM processor
  • 2xSATA, 1 x CAN, 1 USB3, x USB2, 1 x RJ45

PXIe700 FPGA PXIe carrier for FMC-MIPI

  • Embedded/Stand Alone PXIe Interface
  • 3U PXIe card conforming to PXI-Express standard
  • 4 Lane PCIe Gen2 (Gen3 with softcore)
  • High Pin Count FMC connector with 10 GTX transceivers at 12.5 Gb/s each
  • 144 single ended IOs or 72 diff pairs to FMC
  • SFP+ for 10Gb Ethernet or Fiber Optics, JTAG,External clock input, 8 GPIO, could be used for Reset in/out
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