IONOS ISP BRIDGE COMPANION

 

The new Bridge Companion Chip converts the conventional image sensor outputs to the needs of your DSP,  FPGA or Image Signal Processor (ISP).

 

 

 

 

 

Currently used ISP and DSP Processors are using MIPI or PPI (Parallel Interface) inputs. New image sensor generations are using multi channel LVDS. The new Companion Chip bridges the gap between these two generations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEMATIC
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Bridge Companion

- Image Sensor to ISP Converter
- Transparent low latency interface
- Compatible for various Imagers
- Connect your DSP
 
VESTA COMPANION
Signal Processor
Image Sensor
ISP Bridge Chip

Output

LVDS / subLVDS

MIPI

PARALLEL

Input

PPI (PARALLEL)

MIPI

FEATURES
  • Transparent low latency interface

  • On-Chip Voltage Regulators (Vcc=3.3V)

  • Flexible I/O voltage selection (subLVDS, LVDS, 1.2V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V)

  • Small form factor (CS132 package (8x8mm²))

  • Commercial, Industrial or Automotive Grade

  • Available for Aptina, Fairchild (BAE Systems), OnSemi, Omnivision, Panasonic and Sony Image Sensors lines

 

 

SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM

subLVDS input

or

MIPI Tx input

or

Parallel input

ISP Bridge Companion

 

Max 630 MBit/s per Channel

Max 160 MHz pixel clock speed

MIPI TX output

Parallel output

ADVANTAGE

 

This solution accelerates the development of a new camera system, while using the currently well known Image Signal Processors, like Blackfin (Analog Devices), DaVinci(TI) or iMX6 (STM). Fast time to market and reduced system costs are the goals of this unit.