Chipset enables designers to extend and aggregate images from dual HD cameras

05-08-2019 | THine Electronics | Semiconductors

THine offers their new MIPI CSI-2 extension chipset, THCV241A and THCV242. This new chipset enables engineers to extend MIPI CSI-2 transmission from 1' to over 15m!

These new video chips also facilitate designs that can receive two different video inputs simultaneously, as well as applications that are able to copy and distribute one video stream into two.

THCV241A serializes up to four lanes of MIPI CSI-2 signals and then converts it into one or two lanes of V-by-One HS (developed and owned by the company).

V-by-One HS technology supports up to 4Gbps per lane which is sturdy enough to increase the transmission of 1080p60 2Mpixel uncompressed video for greater than 15m with typical cables. The device's two lanes supports up to an 8Gbps data rate with the ability to use the second lane to support data copy and distribution (replication) applications.

The THCV242 chip deserializes up to two lanes back to the original MIPI CSI-2 signal.

“This chipset will give more freedom to designers for leading-edge technologies, such as Autonomous and 3D visualizing,” said Tak Iizuka, chief solution architect of THine. “The capability to support 2 V-by-One® HS inputs enable new and exciting dual-camera applications, like 3D recognition and XR devices that usually require multiple cameras.”

Yasuhiro Takada, CEO of THine, said: “We are excited to announce this new chipset because this enables our customers to bring products to market faster, and also gives them the ability to develop new types of applications with a variety of form factors that were not previously possible.”

By Natasha Shek