Enhancements Enable Customers to Use Company's Low Power, Highly Secure IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs in CSI-2-Based Camera Systems
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a new addition to its imaging/video solution supporting the popular Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) camera serial interface (CSI-2). The new enhancements enable customers to use the company's low power, highly secure IGLOO™2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) and SmartFusion™2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA capabilities in CSI-2-based camera systems.
"This new addition to our imaging/video solution allows us to expand our customer base amongst those who design CSI-2 cameras, and allows customers to use our lowest power FPGAs in their designs, enabling significant benefits such as the use of smaller batteries and lower system costs," said Ted Marena, director of SoC FPGA marketing at Microsemi. "Also customers who are concerned about their intellectual property (IP) can now use the most secure FPGAs to protect their IP."
This new CSI-2 offering from Microsemi includes a CSI-2 interface and reference design. As use of the MIPI CSI-2 standard continues to expand within numerous types of image sensors, this reference design extends Microsemi's ability to cater to the market's increasing opportunities. Designs can be easily reused across multiple platforms using Libero SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi's power efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.
"We have seen significant growth in MIPI CSI-2 cameras and this growth is not limited to mobile consumer devices, but for numerous other applications. The broad market is leveraging the quality of MIPI CSI-2 image sensors for medical, machine vision, surveillance, drones, heads up displays and more," said Joel Huloux, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance. "Devices such as Microsemi's FPGAs which interface to the MIPI CSI-2 will be attractive to a wide application space where low power, attractive performance and security are important."
In addition to speeding the adoption of Microsemi FPGAs and SoCs in CSI-2 camera designs, the new solution adds to the company's growing portfolio of solutions for video and imaging applications which are differentiated from competitors with the company's expertise in low power, reliability and design/data security. Designers can leverage the solution for numerous applications across medical, industrial, aviation and prosumer markets, including thermal imaging cameras, machine vision cameras, medical cameras, hand-held displays, drones and detection cameras.
Microsemi's MIPI CSI-2 imaging/video solution includes an example reference design for MIPI CSI-2 and a detailed app note is also included with the solution. Designs can be easily reused across multiple platforms using the company's Libero SoC Design Suite, a comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development toolset for designing with Microsemi's power efficient FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.
Microsemi's imaging/video IP suite is available now in the company's Libero SoC IP vault. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging and http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/imaging#getting-started or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIPI DevCon Paper Presentation from Microsemi Sept. 14
Marena will present his expertise on using FPGAs in applications which require multiple MIPI CSI-2 cameras at the MIPI Alliance Developers Conference 2016 (MIPI DevCon 2016), an industry event specifically designed to provide the latest information on MIPI specifications for implementation in mobile and beyond. Marena's presentation, "Multi CSI-2 Camera Aggregation in FPGAs," will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:45 p.m. PDT at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California and is open to all pre-registered conference attendees.
About Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs and SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs deliver more resources in low density devices, with the lowest power, proven security and exceptional reliability. The devices are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity. Microsemi FPGAs and SoC FPGAs are used by customers in in communications, industrial, medical, defense and aviation markets. PCIe Gen 2 connectivity starts at just 10K logic elements (LEs). SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs offer a 166MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor with up to 512KB of embedded flash and a complete peripheral set. IGLOO2 FPGAs offer a high performance memory subsystem with up to 512KB embedded flash, 2 x 32 KB embedded static random-access memory (SRAM), two direct memory access (DMA) engines and two double date rate (DDR) controllers. Microsemi also offers a broad range of military, automotive and space grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. For more information visit: http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/soc-fpga/smartfusion2 and http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/fpga/igloo2-fpga.
About Microsemi's Industrial and Industrial IoT Solutions Portfolio
Microsemi is a provider of industrial and industrial IoT solutions, products and services for applications such as automation, smart energy, networking, transportation and surveillance. This includes secure, reliable and low power field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs with intellectual property (IP) building blocks and development software; industrial Ethernet switches with management software and PHYs; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and midspans; 1588 precision timing and synchronization devices; comprehensive drivers and interfaces ICs including sensor interface devices; power discretes such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, power modules and state-of-the-art audio processing solutions. For more information about Microsemi's complementary product portfolio for industrial applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial. For more information on Microsemi's security products and technologies, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/security and for more information on Microsemi's product directory, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.