July 30, 2012 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has released a serial sub-LVDS bridge design, based on the low-cost, low-power Lattice MachXO2 PLD, to support the Sony IMX136 and IMX104 image sensors. The serial sub-LVDS format is expected to become Sony's primary image sensor interface for embedded/industrial users.
This image sensor bridge design allows an ISP (image signal processor) with a CMOS parallel interface bus to connect to the Sony IMX136 or IMX104. The Lattice MachXO2-1200 device interfaces directly to the sub-LVDS I/Os and no external discrete components are required. The image sensor bridge application can support 1080P60 resolution with a 12-bit ISP interface. If the full 1080P120 capability of the Sony IMX136 or IMX104 is needed, the design code in the MachXO2 device can be modified easily to accommodate this.
The image sensor bridge design is available now for download, and the MachXO2-1200 is in full production.