Lattice provides customers with low cost and low power programmable solutions that are ready-to-use right out of the box. For the Security & Surveillance space, a full suite of tested IP cores are available that include:
The Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit is a fully production ready High Dynamic Range (HDR) camera, designed to fit into commercially available camera housings. The hardware is designed to support full 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second in streaming mode through the FPGA, without the need for any external frame buffer. The integrated Image Signal Processing (ISP) IP pipeline from Lattice partner, Helion GmbH, provides end-to-end ISP support from sensor to displayable image, and incorporates sensor interfacing, defective pixel correction & 2D noise reduction, high quality 5 x 5 DeBayer, Color Correction Matrix, Fast Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, HDR, Gamma Correction and Overlay (both character and graphics). Lattice HDMI PHY IP enables output to HDMI/DVI monitors. The kit provides the industry's fastest Auto-Exposure, very high quality Auto White Balance and HDR greater than 120dB. On board Broadcom Broadreach™ PHY enables support for Ethernet over coax up to a run length of 700 meters. The hardware supports up to 16-megapixel sensors, can support up to 2 sensors simultaneously and is easily programmable via standard low-cost USB cable. The HDR-60 kit's part number is LFE3-70EA-HDR60-DKN. The sensor board that ships with the HDR-60 is the Aptina 9MT024. This sensor board can be ordered seperately. The part number is LF-9MT024NV-EVN.
As sensor resolutions and frame rates have increased, the traditional CMOS parallel interface is no longer capable of handling the increased bandwidth requirements. For this reason vendors are now adopting differential interfaces for higher resolution and faster frame rate sensors. Each sensor vendor has chosen to implement different serial interface I/Os, various data widths, disparate frame configurations and unique clocking structures. Because of these varied interfaces, Image Signal Processors (ISP) will be challenged to implement all of these unique interfaces. Many ISPs are capable of handling the higher resolution and frame rates, but may only do so via a faster parallel interface. Lattice offers low-cost, low-power, non-volatile, very small footprint bridging solutions between Image Sensors equipped with serial interface outputs and Image Signal Processing chips that expect to receive parallel CMOS input.
Leveraging the Lattice HDR-60 kit, we have designed a Dual Sensor Interface Board. This design allows an ISP, either a 3rd party ISP or the Helion GmbH ISP in the ECP3 to process two image sensors. The Dual HiSPi Image Sensor Reference Design is a low cost solution that reduces the overall system cost by allowing a single ISP to support two image sensors. The Dual Sensor Interface Board supports both top / bottom or left / right configurations for the two image sensors. The ordering part number for the board is LCMXO2-4000HE-DSIB-EVN. The sensor board that plugs into the Dual Sensor Interface Board is the same that ships with the HDR-60. Two LF-9MT024NV-EVNs are utilized for the solution. In addition a Texas Instruments, TI IP camera flex cable connector is on the Dual Sensor Interface Board. This allows one to connect the board to a TI ISP such as a DaVinci DM368/385 or DM8127/8148. Further details are in the Dual HiSPi Sensor Interface Reference Design.
Lattice's Tri-Rate SDI PHY IP (intellectual property) core is a complete SDI PHY interface that connects to the high-speed SDI serial data on one side (through LatticeECP3™ SERDES) and the formatted parallel video data on the other side. It enables faster development of applications for processing, storing, and bridging SDI video data. It is comprised of the following major functional blocks: SDI encoder/decoder, word alignment, CRC detection and checking, VPID (video payload identifier) insertion and extraction, and rate detection logic. The IP core supports the following interface standards and source formats for SDI as specified in standards published by the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
IntelliVision is offering a complete suite of intelligent video analytics for the LatticeECP3 FPGA based HDR-60 Camera Development Kit enabling the design of low cost, small form factor smart cameras. The LatticeECP3 FPGA can interface directly to a variety of HD sensors, process the image for intelligent analytics and output the video through its high-speed I/O or through a combination of its integrated SERDES channels, making the solution very compelling for security and, in particular, HD cctv camera applications.
myAudience-Count is a camera-based client-server people counting product developed by Rhonda Software company and is based on Lattice HDR60 video camera development kit. It is an indoor hardware-based software solution running on a common PC platform with USB or IP camera attached. myAudience-count requires dedicated PC box and permanent Internet connection to enforce license status and synchronize data with central Reports Portal.
Lattice provides a list of boards and development kits for Video and Display applications. These solutions also aid the development of custom designs.
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