Rambus’, formerly Northwest Logic, CSI-2 Rx and DSI Host Controller Core MIPI demonstration with Inrevium FIDUS’s Meticom-based, dual-MIPI FMC Board running with a Xilinx Virtex-7 development board.
This demo consists of the following; A 13 megapixel Omnivision camera provides a MIPI output running 4 lanes of data at 1200 Mbit/s for each lane. The camera data goes into the Fidus/Invrevium MIPI D-PHY card. This card uses a Meticom chip to translate the MIPI signal into FPGA compatible signals. The data from the Meticom chip then goes into the Virtex-7 located on the development board. The Virtex-7 uses Northwest Logic’s CSI-2 Rx Controller Core to convert the data back into pixels. These pixel are bayer processed, gamma and color corrected, frame buffered and output to the HDMI display.
In addition, The Virtex-7 uses Northwest Logic’s DSI Host Controller to drive a color bar pattern through the Inrevium MIPI D-PHY card into a MIPI-compatible 10 inch display. This display has a 1920×1080 resolution. The MIPI signals from the DSI Host Controller core are running at 1000 Mbit/s on each of the 4 data lanes.
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