Lattice Just Made It Easier for OEMs to Introduce the Latest in MIPI Camera and Display Capabilities

Lattice Just Made It Easier for OEMs to Introduce the Latest in MIPI Camera and 
Display Capabilities 
MIPI DSI and CSI Tx/Rx Reference Designs Help Designers Overcome the
Challenges of Integrating Camera and Display Capabilities to Their
HILLSBORO, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 --   Lattice Semiconductor
Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced three new complete
reference designs that will make it easier for electronic OEMs to
deliver media-rich experiences to their end users by taking advantage
of low-cost, industry-standard MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor
Interface) camera, application processor, and display technologies.
These latest FPGA-based reference designs from Lattice enable OEMs to
quickly build and roll out next-generation products that are low
cost, highly reliable, and consume low power as they deliver the
latest in display, image and motion features.  
Using these new reference designs, designers can use image sensors
that are not designed for the mobile market. As an example, a high
end smartphone could incorporate a DSLR type camera. In this case,
the image sensor is bridged to a MIPI-based applications processor
via a Lattice FPGA. The inverse is also true where MIPI-based
components can be linked to non-MIPI based processors or SoCs.  
"Increasingly, for OEMs to be competitive they need to provide
end-users with a media-rich experience across all their electronic
devices. To deliver on this, manufacturers would like to leverage
mobile display, applications processor, or camera components, but the
interfaces for these low cost system components often present a
challenge," said Ted Marena, Director of Solutions Marketing at
Lattice. "The fact is, until MIPI becomes the dominant interface for
the broad market, customers are going to need a bridge between
different interface technologies. Not only does Lattice provide the
perfect FPGA technology to adapt to different interfaces, now we
provide complete reference designs that make adding MIPI to any
system an easy to achieve reality." 
Marena will be a presenting at the Qualcomm Uplinq 2013 conference's
Hardware Day on Sept. 3, where he'll talk about how Lattice's MIPI
solutions enable designers to connect a broad range of display and
camera components to the latest MIPI-based Snapdragon(TM) processors.
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 Given that every customer's system architecture is
unique, each of the three new reference designs, as well as the
previously announced CSI-2 receive bridge, includes a configuration
form available on the Lattice web site that allows designers to
specify the interfaces they need and receive an HDL netlist targeting
a MachXO2(TM) or LatticeECP3(TM) FPGA. For more information, please
visit or click on the links below:  

--  MIPI DSI Transmit Bridge: Enables a Lattice FPGA to drive a
    DSI-receiving device such as a DSI display.
--  MIPI DSI Receive Bridge: Allows an application processor to interface
    to a screen that is not designed for mobile applications.
--  MIPI CSI-2 Transmit Bridge: Provides the conversion bridge logic
    required to enable an applications processor to interface to a
    non-CSI-2 image sensor.
--  MIPI CSI-2 Receive Bridge (previously announced): Allows a mobile
    CSI-2 image sensor to interface to an embedded image signal

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