OpenLDI LVDS to MIPI DSI Display Interface Bridge

Bridging Traditional Processors with Mobile Display Interfaces

Important: For new designs, Lattice recommends using the following modular IP blocks to implement this function:

Most mobile displays use industry standard interfaces such as MIPI DSI for interface connectivity. Traditional processors sometimes have an OpenLDI or LVDS interface that cannot be directly connected to a mobile display without a bridge. Many new applications want to leverage mobile innovations while utilizing processors with specific requirements and capabilities.

Lattice CrossLink is a programmable video interface bridging device capable of converting processors with OpenLDI LVDS interface to MIPI DSI at up to 6 Gbps per PHY. This bridge is available as free IP in Lattice Diamond for allowing easy configuration and setup.


  • Supports MIPI DSI Input at up to 12 Gbps
  • Supports OpenLDI LVDS at up to 9.6 Gbps
  • Supports single or dual link LVDS to single or dual MIPI DSI outputs
  • Supports DSI compatible video formats (RGB) :
    • RGB888
    • RGB666
    • RGB888
  • Compliance with MIPI D-PHY Specification v1.1
  • Compliance with DSI Specification v1.1

Block Diagram

Supported Configurations

Bridge Configuration Data Format No. of RX Lane No. of TX Lane
1:1 (OpenLDI Single Link to Single MIPI DSI)   RGB666 3 4
RGB888 4 4
2:1 (OpenLDI Dual Link to Single MIPI DSI)   RGB666 3 4
RGB888 4 4
2:2 (OpenLDI Dual Link to Dual MIPI DSI)   RGB666 3 4
RGB888 4 4


Quick Reference
Information Resources
OpenLDI/FPD-LINK/LVDS to MIPI DSI Display Interface Bridge Soft IP User Guide
FPGA-IPUG-02005 1.4 5/10/2019 PDF 2.1 MB
New Use Cases Highlight CrossLinks Broad Applicability
WP0009 1.1 11/10/2017 PDF 756.2 KB

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