NOW available at FRAMOS: SLVS-EC RX IP Core for Xilinx FPGA’s
FRAMOS, global leader in imaging and vision technology, officially launched the first SLVS-EC RX IP Core for easy sensor interfacing with FPGAs from Xilinx on May 15. The proprietary FRAMOS FPGA module available with an Evaluation Kit, connects SONY’s latest high-speed SLVS-EC interface with Xilinx FPGAs and enables vision engineers to seamlessly upgrade to Sony’s interface technology of the future and to create high-performance vision solutions. Based on the long-term partnership with Sony and as official Xilinx partner, the FRAMOS IP product provides the technological basis for future camera developments and Embedded Vision devices.

The FRAMOS developed RX IP Core reduces overhead and complexity implementing a SONY imager with SLVS-EC. As on-chip function block connecting the customer’s FPGA logic with the image sensor’s data stream, the IP Core receives the interface data, manages the byte-to-pixel conversion for various lane configurations and thus prepares a highly-efficient processing workflow run on the FPGA. The FRAMOS software supports SLVS-EC v1.2 with 1, 2, 4, 8 lanes configurable by the user and delivers pixels formats from 8 to 14-bit of raw data. By de-risking the sensor implementation it significantly reduces the development efforts and accelerates the time to market.

Simon Che’Rose, Head of Development at FRAMOS explains the advantages for system designers: “SLVS-EC is the benchmark interface standard of the future for high-speed data transfer from SONY imagers. It uplifts existing and upcoming CMOS designs to the next speed and performance level and supports miniaturization. Each customer using SONY image sensors either working with high-speed or embedded solutions will benefit from the SLVS-EC interface and its unique features. Our RX IP Core Block for Xilinx FPGAs in combination with the full documented evaluation kit makes integration and system development easy, resulting in a faster time to market for customer applications working with SLVS-EC. Partnering with FRAMOS, customers can maximize their strength in innovation by focusing on application specific competencies.”

As an official Xilinx partner, FRAMOS is working in close cooperation with Xilinx. The SLVS-EC RX IP Core works with the main existing and upcoming FPGA families. The package includes the encrypted RTL IP Core with a simulation environment (ModelSim) and dedicated reference design examples and supports customers to get up to speed based on FRAMOS’ 37 years imaging experience. The available Evaluation Kit provides designs to guide and test the implementation of a SLVS-EC based sensor, including the HW/SW environment and documented implementation examples with source codes.

The industry and product experts at FRAMOS have applied their profound knowledge of sensor technology to support customers integrating the new sensors with the SLVS-EC interface standard into their applications and projects, together with additional services like development support, customizations, and logistics.

FRAMOS enables machines to see and think. Imaging and vision technologies are their passion, they play a key role in automation, robotics and the IoT-connected factory and are key drivers in cognitive systems and vision based artificial intelligence. FRAMOS is a leading global supplier of imaging products, custom vision solutions and OEM services. As a modern family business, they have been assisting customers since 1981 with services ranging from image sensor selection through to camera customization and full turn-key designs. From the sensor to the finished system, FRAMOS offers a powerful portfolio of imaging services and components with a range of capabilities to suit every budget. Strong brands combined with excellent technical support allow their customers to develop cutting-edge imaging solutions and shorten their time-to-market. With a team of more than 100 employees working worldwide, they aim to find the fastest and most efficient imaging solutions for their customers.

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Date: 15.05.2018 13:00
Number: 2018-05 PR - Launch SLVS-EC IP Core_EN
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