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【Microsemi】Microsemi社がMIPI(Mobile Industry Processor Interface) CSI-2(Camera Serial Interface-2)ベースのカメラシステム向けに低消費電力、高セキュリティのイメージング/ビデオ・ソリューションを新たにリリース!


Microsemi社がMIPI CSI-2をサポートしたイメージング/ビデオ向けソリューションを新たに発表いたしました。
今回新たに追加されたFPGAメザニン・ドーターカードやIPによって電力効率に優れ、高いセキュリティ性能を持ったCSI-2ベースのカメラシステムを実現できます。
Microsemi社FPGAのSmartFusion2やIGLOO2にMIPI CSI-2のIPおよびイメージ・プロセッシングや他のペリフェラルまたはインターフェイスへのブリッジも取り込めます。またMicrosemi社のFPGAは電力効率に優れており、より安価なバッテリーが使用できるため、CSI-2カメラのトータル・システムコストを削減しつつ、最もセキュアなFPGAによってお客様自身のIPを保護することができます。

MIPI CSI-2はイメージセンサのようなペリフェラル・デバイスとベースバンドまたはアプリケーションプロセッサ間のインターフェイス仕様を定義しています。
Microsemi社のMIPI CSI-2受信デコーダIPはマルチレーン (1、2、4レーン)、RAW8(8bitのデータ幅)、イメージデータ転送用にショートパケット、ロングパケットの両方をサポートし、マシーンビジョンカメラ、温度、赤外線、暗視カメラのような携帯用カメラ、医療用カメラ等に最適です。

MIPI CSI-2を使用した様々なタイプのイメージセンサが登場し、インダストリアル、防衛、医療、航空、自動車関連での市場機会が増えている中で、Microsemi社の新たなソリューションによってご要求にお応えしていきます。

New Enhancements to Microsemi's Imaging/Video Solution Enable Customers to Leverage Company's Low Power and High Security FPGAs in MIPI CSI-2-Based Camera Systems

Upgraded Features Include New FMC-Based Daughter Card and IP to Support Image Sensors with MIPI CSI-2 Interfaces
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced new additions to its imaging/video solution supporting the popular Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) camera serial interface (CSI-2). The enhancements, including a new field programmable gate array (FPGA) mezzanine card (FMC)-based daughter card and new intellectual property (IP) which support image sensors with MIPI CSI-2 interfaces, enable customers to use the company's power-efficient, highly secure IGLOO™2 FPGA and SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA capabilities in CSI-2-based camera systems.

As a standard specification by the MIPI Alliance, MIPI CSI-2 defines an interface between a peripheral device such as an image sensor and a host processor such as a baseband or application processor. Microsemi's imaging and video solution is comprised of an imaging/video IP suite and FMC daughter card for MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface. Users can instantiate the MIPI CSI-2 IP in the SmartFusion2 or IGLOO2 FPGA designs and then implement image processing and bridging to other interfaces or peripherals. By leveraging Microsemi's power-efficient FPGAs in the designs of CSI-2 cameras, users could potentially lower system costs or use smaller, longer lasting batteries while benefitting further by using the most secure FPGAs to protect their IP.

"Our CSI-2 FMC daughter board bundled with our IP enables customers to quickly design a wide variety of imaging solutions. In addition, the low power of our IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2 FPGAs are particularly compelling for camera designs which are often size and power constrained," said Ted Marena, director FPGA marketing at Microsemi. "We are excited to continue growing our imaging and video offering, which allows us to expand our customer base for those designing with CSI-2 cameras across various applications, particularly those requiring high security and low power — two areas in which we excel."

Microsemi's newly enhanced MIPI CSI-2 imaging/video solution includes an FMC-based daughter card with an image sensor module which works with Microsemi's SmartFusion2 advanced development kit. The MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP is supported in SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGAs. It comes with a MIPI CSI-2 reference design project and a graphical user interface (GUI) software for real-time video demonstration configuration. The company also expects future enhancements to its CSI-2 IP and FMC daughter card to also support its recently launched cost-optimized, low power PolarFire mid-range FPGAs.

The MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP supports multi-lane (one, two and four lanes), RAW8 (eight bit data width), and both short packet and long packet formats for transporting image data. As use of the MIPI CSI-2 standard continues to expand within numerous types of image sensors, the new enhancements to Microsemi's imaging/video solution extend its ability to cater to the market's increasing opportunities. Designs can be easily reused across multiple platforms using Libero® SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi's power-efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.

In addition to speeding the adoption of Microsemi FPGA technology in MIPI CSI-2 camera designs, the new solution adds to the company's growing portfolio of solutions for video and imaging applications which are differentiated from competitors with the company's expertise in low power, reliability and security. Designers can leverage the solution for numerous applications across industrial, defense, medical, aviation and automotive markets, including machine vision cameras; thermal, infrared and night vision cameras; hand-held cameras and medical imaging. In applications such as thermal imaging, Microsemi's low power dissipation can provide advantages over competing FPGAs and digital signal processors (DSPs).

"The overall infrared and thermal imaging market is growing at a rate of 6.5 percent and is likely to reach $23.25 billion by 2023," said Dependra Lall, senior analyst, IndustryArc. "The declining prices of infrared imaging and the advantages offered by uncooled infrared imaging applications, such as advanced driver assistance systems in automotive and infrared detectors in industrial and security, are set to drive the growth of this segment."

Product Availability
Microsemi's imaging/video IP suite and newly added MIPI CSI-2 receiver decoder IP are available in the IP Catalog accessed from the Libero SoC software. The MIPI CSI-2 FMC-based daughter card scan be ordered using the ordering code VIDEO-DC-MIPI. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging#overview and https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging#ordering or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs deliver more resources in low density devices, with the lowest power, proven security and exceptional reliability. The devices are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity. Microsemi FPGAs and SoC FPGAs are used by customers in communications, industrial, medical, defense and aviation markets. PCIe Gen 2 connectivity starts at just 10K logic elements (LEs). SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs offer a 166MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor with up to 512KB of embedded flash and a complete peripheral set. IGLOO2 FPGAs offer a high performance memory subsystem with up to 512KB embedded flash, 2 x 32 KB embedded static random-access memory (SRAM), two direct memory access (DMA) engines and two double date rate (DDR) controllers. Microsemi also offers a broad range of military, automotive and space grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. For more information visit: http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/soc-fpga/smartfusion2 and http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/fpga/igloo2-fpga.

About Microsemi's Industrial and Industrial IoT Solutions Portfolio
Microsemi is a provider of industrial and industrial internet of things (IoT) solutions, products and services for applications such as automation, smart energy, networking, transportation and surveillance. This includes secure, reliable and low power FPGAs and SoC FPGAs with IP building blocks and development software; industrial Ethernet switches with management software and PHYs; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and midspans; 1588 precision timing and synchronization devices; comprehensive drivers and interfaces ICs including sensor interface devices; power discretes such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, power modules and state-of-the-art audio processing solutions. For more information about Microsemi's complementary product portfolio for industrial applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial. For more information on Microsemi's security products and technologies, visit https://www.microsemi.com/design-support/security-technology and for more information on Microsemi's product directory, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to new additions to its imaging/video solution supporting the popular MIPI CSI-2, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SOURCE Microsemi Corporation

For further information: EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing, 949-356-2399; Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102, press@microsemi.com
 

Imaging and Video

Overview

Applications such as Drones, Machine Vision, Thermal Imaging, Gaming, Video Surveillance, Robotics, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and HMI often use cameras and displays. These designs demand low power, support for various interfaces and design security so one's IP is protected.

Microsemi provides an ecosystem to quickly develop video and imaging application using SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 devices. Numerous IPs needed for video applications are readily available for faster time-to-market. Microsemi SoC FPGAs offer a solution that can adapt to various input and output interfaces for cameras and displays.

Microsemi Offerings for Imaging and Video Solution

Imaging and Video Solution
 

Key Features:

  • Modular IP suite
  • Support for Parallel and MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface
  • Display interface for 7:1 LVDS
  • Audio processing capabilities (only with VIDEO-DC-PRL board)
  • Low power, security and reliability
  • Easy-to-use software GUI to real-time configure video and audio
     

Solution Overview:

Hardware

  • Imaging and Video FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) daughters card:
  • Support for Parallel and MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface
  • Display interface for 7:1 LVDS
  • SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA Advanced Development Kit*

Imaging and Video FMC for Parallel Camera sensor

Imaging and Video FMC for Parallel Camera sensor

Imaging and Video FMC for MIPI CSI-2 Camera Sensor

Imaging and Video FMC for MIPI CSI-2 Camera Sensor
 

IP Suite and Reference Designs

  • Image and Video processing IP cores
  • IP Reference designs (Parallel sensor interface and MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface)
  • Source code available with licensing
     

Software

  • Software GUI
  • Free Gold license for Libero SoC*

Imaging/Video GUI

* Imaging Advanced development kit to be purchased separately comes with free one-year Gold license for Libero SoC To get the more details on the IPs or any further information, please contact imaging@microsemi.com
 

Imaging and Video IP

Microsemi offers various IPs to reduce the development time of the video application using the SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 devices. Block diagram shown here highlights some of the available IPs for these devices that can be useful for image processing and display applications.

Imaging and Video IP Suite
 

Available Imaging/Video IPs

IP name Description
Bayer Conversion Combines bilinear interpolation and median filtering together
Video DMA Uses 64-bit AXI Master interface to the DDR-SDRAM on-chip controllers
Video Scalar Video Scalar IP based on Nearest neighbor algorithm
Alpha Blending Supports per-pixel alpha blending and global alpha
Color Space (YCbCr) RGB video data to YCrCb color space
Color Space (RGB) YCrCb to RGB
Image De-noising Filter Removes impulse noise. Supports 3x3 2D median filtering.
Image Sharpening Filter Unsharp Mask algorithm. Programmable gain for edge directions
Display Enhancement
(Brightness/Contrast/Hue)
IP enables user to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and hue of the final video display to personal preferences
Image Edge Detection Based on Sobel Operator
LVDS 7:1 Display Supports Digital Display Interface
Display Controller Reads the video data from display frame buffers and generate the required timing
MIPI CSI-2 Receiver Decoder IP supports interfacing with image sensors using MIPI CSI-2 interface


 

Reference Designs

Parallel Image Sensor Interface
The design example shows how to interface an image sensor with parallel output using a SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA device. It uses the available IP cores (mentioned above) to also implement image processing and display control blocks.
The design files can be downloaded from here:
Parallel sensor interface design
 

MIPI CSI-2 Sensor Interface
Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) is one of the popular interface standards defined by Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) and is used to transfer pxel data at high-speeds from an image sensor to a processor. Microsemi provides an application note and a design example to show an image sensor interface implementation using MIPI CSI-2 protocol. The design files and application note can be downloaded from here:
MIPI CSI-2 sensor interface design files

To get the more details on the IPs or any further information, please contact imaging@microsemi.com

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