Automotive 2-MP Camera Module Reference Design with MIPI CSI-2 Video Interface, FPD-Link III and POC
Created: Mar 01, 2018
The TIDA-01130 reference design demonstrates a very small solution size for 2-MP automotive cameras with the capability of much faster forward channel data rate speeds by using MIPI CSI-2 interface and TI's 4Gbps FPD-Link III serializer. The higher throughput capability of this camera enables CMS and Rear Camera applications to use higher resolution and faster frame rate imagers which are critical when replacing mirrors. In addition, the camera includes one single Fakra connector for Power Over Coax (POC). Using POC, the camera can be powered from a central ECU, and over the same coax cable, the camera can transmit video data to the central processor and be initialized over I2C backchannel from the processor.
This reference design is a high-speed serial video interface to connect a remote automotive camera module to a display or machine vision processing system. This design uses TI's 4Gbps FPD-Link III SerDes technology to transmit uncompressed 2- megapixel video data, bidirectional control signals, and power over coax (POC) cable.