Texas Instruments announced the SN65LVDS324 image sensor receiver. The new TI IC acts as a dedicated LVDS bridge between image sensors and processors. The SN65LVDS324 is ideal for surveillance IP cameras and video conferencing systems, as well as industrial, consumer and professional video recording equipment. The chip is available in a 4.5mm by 7mm, 59-ball PBGA (ZQL) package. The suggested retail price of the IC is $2.65 in 1000-unit quantities.
Compared to existing FPGA-based solutions, the TI SN65LVDS324 decreases the bill-of-materials (BOM) by 20%, reduces system power consumption by more than 10% and shrinks package size by 50%. The image sensor receiver provides full HD, 1080p60 image quality in a host of video capture applications.
The SN65LVDS324 is an extension of Texas Instruments’ FlatLink and FlatLink3G serial interface technology, which reduces the number of signal lines used for synchronous parallel data bus structures with no loss in data throughput. The chip is also optimized to work with a variety of processors, including TI’s OMAP and DaVinci processors for video applications.
Texas Instruments SN65LVDS324 Features
- Bridges the Interface Between Video Image Sensors and Processors
- Receives Aptina HiSPi, Panasonic LVDS, or Sony LVDS Parallel
- Outputs 1.8V CMOS with 10/12/14/16 Bits at 18.5MHz to 162MHz
- SubLVDS Inputs Support Up To 648Mbps
- Integrated 100O Differential Input Termination
- Test Image Generation Feature
- Compatible with TI OMAP and DaVinci Including DM385, DM8127, DM36x, and DMVA
- Low Power 1.8V CMOS Process
- Configurable Output Conventions
- Packaged in 4.5 x 7mm BGA
More info: Texas Instruments SN65LVDS324 Image Sensor Receiver (pdf)