Video and Display applications require efficient transfer of large amounts of multimedia data. Lattice has developed innovative solutions for high-quality video data transfer for three popular video standards -- 7:1 LVDS, Digital Video Interface (DVI), and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). The flexible FPGA based solutions facilitate automatic tuning to the embedded frequency, integration of custom video processing in the same device, and lower system costs.
To expedite the design of these state-of-the-art Video Display Interfaces, Lattice offers an extensive portfolio of Silicon Devices, IP Cores, silicon-proven Reference Designs, Design Examples, pre-built Demo Systems, Evaluation Boards, and Documentation. A summary of Lattice solutions for each video display interface is discussed below.
In addition to standard video interface solutions, Lattice offers solutions in Image Signal Processing for High Dynamic Range HD video cameras, as well as innovative, tiny footprint solutions for serial image sensor to parallel image processor bridging.
The Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit is a fully production ready High Dynamic Range (HDR) camera. 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 provides end-to-end ISP support from sensor to displayable image. 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 7:1 source synchronous LVDS interface (also known as Channel Link, Flat Link, and Camera Link) is commonly used in video display applications such as consumer electronics, industrial control, medical imaging, and automotive telematics. Many of these applications also require image and video processing before or after the transmission. Lattice's low-cost FPGAs enable designers to build integrated devices with both processing and efficient data transmission functionalities.
Interface two or more image sensors to existing ISP devices with the MachXO2 dual sensor bridge. Solutions exist to interface to Image Sensors equipped with serial (sub-LVDS, HiSPi, etc) or parallel interfaces and Image Signal Processing chips can be driven via a CMOS parallel CMOS bus or HiSPi.
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.
The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a popular standard for connecting computers with their external CRT monitors or LCD display devices. It is a simple, low-cost interface, which is designed to transmit only uncompressed video (no audio channels).
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an industry standard for transmitting both uncompressed digital video and multi-channel audio over a single connector and cable. It is primarily used to transmit high-speed audio-visual content to home entertainment systems and computers. It is backward compatible with the DVI standard. Please click the link below for further information on the HDMI Standard and Lattice's HDMI Solution.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression and encryption.
Mikroprojekt's IQ-Video is an advanced FPGA solution for high definition video interfacing, mixing, and display based on the Lattice ECP3 FPGA. Mikroprojekt is a Lattice Core Connection IP partner and a member of LEADER, the Lattice Exclusive Alliance of Design Engineering Resources. Please click on the link below for further information on the IQ-Video Advanced Video Mixing IP Solution.