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Lattice Semiconductor Enables Manufacturers to Easily Incorporate Sony CMOS Image Sensors Into Their Products

New sub-LVDS to MIPI CSI-2 bridging solution connects Sony CMOS image sensors with Application Processors (AP) and Image Signal Processors (ISP)

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  • Small size and low power consumption are ideal for mobile and size constrained applications
  • Designers can maximize capabilities of Sony’s non-mobile, sub-LVDS CMOS image sensors in their products
  • Converts four, eight or 10 lane sub-LVDS to CSI-2
  • Supports Sony image sensor formats of 10 and 12 bit pixel widths
  • Interfaces to CSI-2 receiving device with up to four data lanes and up to 3.2 Gbps total bandwidth
  • Recognizes Sony IMX image sensor sync codes and can generate XVS and XHS for Sony image sensors in slave mode

HILLSBORO, OR December 2, 2014 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions today announced that it is enabling manufacturers to cost-effectively create camera-based products for mobile, surveillance, machine vision and medical applications with its solution for bridging Sony sub-LVDS CMOS image sensors to the popular MIPI® CSI-2 interface.

"The sub-LVDS to CSI-2 bridge solution gives designers the freedom to architect their camera based sub-system without compromise," said Ted Marena, Director of Strategic Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor. "This solution provides flexibility to match the best Sony image sensor with any AP or ISP with minimal additional space, power and cost."

The sub-LVDS to CSI-2 bridge supports several Lattice FPGAs, enabling manufacturers to use it in developing product designs for multiple markets, including consumer, surveillance, industrial and automotive. For example, a manufacturer can use this bridging solution to build a mobile product incorporating a Sony sub-LVDS image sensor with excellent low light performance. This bridge can be used in devices as small as a 49 WLCSP (3.2 mm x 3.2 mm) package.

To aid designers in rapidly developing products using its sub-LVDS to CSI-2 bridge, Lattice has set up the following webpage with information including manuals, a product brief and the complete HDL design files.

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