CrossLink LIF-MD6000 Interface Bridges for Raspberry Pi Boards

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Introducing the New CrossLink™ Solution - Bridging the Connectivity Gap
Lattice Semiconductor has developed CrossLink™, the first programmable Application Specific Standard Product (pASSP™) interface bridge that supports leading protocols for mobile image sensors and displays.

The CrossLink device combines the flexibility and fast time to market of an FPGA with the power and functional optimization of an ASSP to create a new product class called programmable ASSP (pASSP) that delivers the best of both worlds. As the first solution in this category, the CrossLink device is a low cost video interface bridge with the highest bandwidth, lowest power and smallest footprint. This makes it the optimal solution for applications that can range from virtual reality (VR) headsets, drones and DSLR cameras to smartphones, tablets and wearable devices.

The key to the CrossLink device’s potential is its comprehensive feature set. This new device sets the bar in performance as the industry’s fastest MIPI D-PHY bridging solution supporting speeds up to 12 Gbps. To maximize designer flexibility this revolutionary new device supports a wide range of interfaces and protocols including MIPI D-PHY, MIPI CSI-2, MIPI DSI as well as a long list of legacy video interfaces and protocols such as CMOS , RGB, MIPI DPI, MIPI DBI, SubLVDS, SLVS, LVDS and OpenLDI.

Rapid development and performance evaluation
– Allows interfacing between CrossLink, Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi cameras.

Demonstrate Camera Aggregation
– Use reference design and CrossLink Soft IP to interface two Raspberry Pi image sensors to a Raspberry Pi processor board.

Enable New Applications
– Enable new capabilities with your Raspberry Pi board by connecting multiple image sensors to it with minimal latency.

Features of the LIFMD-RPI-EVN Kit
  • LIF-MD6000 Raspberry Pi Boards for use with MD6000 Master Link Board and Raspberry Pi 2
  • Contains one Raspberry Pi Camera Link Board and one Raspberry Pi AP Link Board
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Link Board has connectors to interface to two Raspberry Pi cameras

What is a pASSP

 

Features

Worlds fastest MIPI D-PHY bridging device that delivers up to 4K UHD resolution at 12 Gbps bandwidth
Supports popular mobile, camera, display and legacy interfaces such as MIPI D-PHY, MIPI CSI-2, MIPI DSI, MIPI DPI, CMOS, and SubLVDS, LVDS, and more
Industrys smallest package size with a 6 mm2 option
Lowest power programmable bridging solution in active mode
Built-in sleep mode
Takes the strongest features from ASSPs and FPGAs to deliver the best solution of both worlds
Two bidirectional MIPI D-PHY interfaces
Two I2C interfaces
One SPI interface for configuration
One Power Management Unit for sleep mode control via I2C or GPIO
10kHz low power oscillator
48MHz high performance oscillator
180kbits of block ram
5900 Look-Up Tables (LUTs) for customizations
Up to 30 (15 pairs) programmable differential IO
Up to 10 GPIO including configuration pins ? Non-Volatile Configuration Memory/OTP
 

Documents

LIFMD-RPI-EVN FAQ
LIFMD-RPI-EVN Product Brief
LIFMD-RPI-EVN White Paper

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