SensorExtender Card

The SensorExtender Board allows the demonstration of an image sensor dislocated from an ISP. The SensorExtender Board, HDR-60 Base Board and MT9M024 NanoVesta Sensor Board are required to produce a working demonstration. The NanoVesta sensor plugs into the SensorExtender Board labeled Tx. Using the included CAT5E cable, it will be connected to the SensorExtender Rx board that plugs into the HDR-60 Base Board.

With the preloaded design in the SensorExtender, the designer can program the LatticeECP3 FPGA on the HDR-60 Base Board with the appropriate bitstream. Once the LatticeECP3 device has been programmed and the SEC board set is connected, an image will be visible via an HDMI monitor.

Each SensorExtender Board utilizes a MachXO2-4000 FPGA. Depending on the sensor to which it is interfacing, it is likely that a smaller density MachXO2 device can be used in some designs. In addition to connecting the SensorExtender Rx board to the HDR-60 Base Board, it can also optionally be connected to a Texas Instruments IP camera ISP via a flex cable (not included).

Features

  • Distances Image Sensor from ISP via a single CAT5e/6 cable
  • Remotely powers the image sensor via the CAT5e/6 cable
  • Interfaces to ISP after de-serializing can be parallel or serial
  • Bi-directional I2C write programming offered via the same CAT5e/6 cable
  • Flexible sensor interface before serial conversion
  • Tested with Aptina MT9M024 NanoVesta Sensor and Lattice HDR-60 Base Board

Kit Contents

  • Two SensorExtender Cards, one labeled Rx and one labeled Tx
  • One CAT5E Ethernet cable
  • One USB cable for programming
  • QuickStart Guide

Board Photos

Top View, SensorExtender Card (Rx)

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Side View, SensorExtender Card

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SensorExtender Card Setup

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Ordering Information

  • Ordering Part Number: LCMXO2-4000HE-SEC-EVN
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Documentation

Quick Reference Technical Resources Information Resources Downloads
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MachXO2 SensorExtender Card Set QuickStart Guide
QS018 3/11/2013 PDF 1.2 MB
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SensorExtender
RD1148 1.1 4/3/2013 PDF 6.5 MB
SensorExtender complete reference design
5/22/2013 ZIP 3.1 MB
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Camera Solutions Product Brief
IO232 4/25/2013 PDF 2.8 MB
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SensorExtender default bitstreams
5/22/2013 ZIP 1.8 MB


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