TI has recently unveiled a new automotive-qualified hub which simultaneously aggregates and replicates high-resolution data from up to four cameras in automotive camera and radar applications. The new device’s higher bandwidth enables processing of more video data at faster speeds in equipment designed to recognize pedestrians, bicyclists and other obstacles in a vehicle’s path or periphery, the firm claims.
The device’s high data throughput and precision are ideal for autonomous driving and sensor fusion-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including surround-view systems, rearview cameras, driver-monitor cameras, camera-monitor systems, front camera systems and satellite radar equipment.
The firm claims that the DS90UB964-Q1 FPD-Link III is the industry’s first dual-port quad deserializer hub that is compliant with the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) specification.
The device’s dual CSI-2 outputs with virtual channel ID mapping and port replication save processor resources to speed processing of data from up to four cameras at 100 MHz per sensor and 12-bit resolution.
In addition, the device allows robust system operation by featuring adaptive receiver EQ which provides diagnostics that enable the system to monitor cable health and take action before cable failure occurs.
The FPD-Link III SerDes devices also support automotive manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers’ high-, mid- and entry-level performance configurations. This scalability llows designers to select the best SerDes to optimize system performance and cost.
TI notes that the DS90UB964-Q1 deserializer hub can work with many processors on the market today, including the TDA3x SoC processor for ADAS. The power-over-coax support in both devices can significantly reduce the wiring needs.
To ease design in with the new deserializer hub, TI offers the DS90UB964-Q1 evaluation module (DS90UB964-Q1EVM), available today for US$499.
In addition, TI offers the Automotive ADAS 4 Camera Hub Reference Design with Integrated ISP and DVP Outputs or Automotive 1MP Camera Module Reference Design with YUV422 Output, FPD-Link III and Power-over-Coax.
The DS90UB964-Q1 deserializer hub is now available in a 64-pin very thin quad flat no-lead (VQFN) package. Pricing starts at US$15 in 1,000-unit quantities.
For further details, view the full Press release.