March 24, 2017 -- Flir Systems is using BitSim's FPGA-IP, Bit-MIPI CSI-2 in their newly launched advanced thermal cameras.
The MIPI Alliance (www.mipi.org), the non-profit corporation that brings the mobile industry together, has standardized the interface between the camera/image sensor and the receiving electronics (host processor or similar) for further image processing, through a high-speed serial interface, the MIPI CSI-2.
The market for image sensors is increasing with over 10% annually, were the consumer and automotive markets are the leading ones.
With MIPI CSI-2, the camera providers can reach the market faster with this uncomplicated way of changing the sensors at a faster speed, at a higher resolution, or more cost effectively.
Today, MIPI CSI-2 is also used in other areas, such as test and measurement, industrial or medical markets.
"BitSim has supported us in an exemplary way, and BitSim's IP is one important part of the complete effort that made us reach the market faster in launching our new advanced thermal imaging cameras", says Rikard Thunell, Vice President Sourcing & Strategic Planning of Flir.
Summarize of the Bit-MIPI CSI-2 IP:
- 1-4 data lanes
- AXI4-Stream Video output
- D-PHY protocol decoding included
- Clock-lane/data-lanes deskew
- Full High Speed/Low Power mode support
- Test/debug features
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FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection.
BitSim, is a leading design house in the development of advanced electronics for cameras/imaging detectors/sensors, data acquisition and video/graphics.