Automotive Pixel Link IP for Xilinx Automotive Spartan-6 FPGA Family

Xilinx and Inova Semiconductors announced an Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) IP solution for the Xilinx Automotive (XA) family of low-cost Spartan-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The configurable core supports multiple high-bandwidth video and communications links in a single device to transfer high-quality, real-time video from two or more cameras or processing units to in-vehicle displays. The APIX core for XA Spartan-6 FPGAs is immediately available from Inova Semiconductors. APIX Transmitter and Receiver devices can be purchased separately.

Inova Semiconductors Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) IP solution for Xilinx Automotive (XA) family of low-cost Spartan-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)

Automotive Pixel Link Features

  • 1 GBit/s High-Speed Data Downlink
  • 62.5 MBit/s Data Uplink
  • Full Duplex independent Sideband Channels
  • Two or Four Wire link
  • DC Balanced / AC Coupled
  • Adjustable Output Drives
  • Adjustable Preemphasis
  • Parallel RGB Interface
  • 15 m over copperwires (1GBit/s)
  • 40 m over copperwires (500MBit/s)
  • Hot plug capability
  • Easy daisy Chaining
  • Lowest EMI (Automotive compliant)
  • Configurable device
    • RGB Interface
    • Bandwith modes
    • Control signals
  • Supports Displays up to 1280 x 480 (@18bit / 60 Hz)

The APIX core is a software configurable IP block that can be adapted to application-specific bandwidth, video interface, and control signal requirements with adjustable driver characteristics, selectable operating modes, and spread spectrum-clocking capabilities. The APIX IP utilizes the multi-gigabit transceiver (MGT) hard blocks of the XA Spartan-6 FPGA to maximize performance and integration while reducing system cost. It is fully compatible with the standalone APIX INAP125T24 (transmitter) or INAP125R24 (receiver) devices, including the ASHELL automotive-specific communication protocol for secure data transmission over the full duplex sideband interface. The ASHELL option can be switched off, if not required.

More info: Xilinx Automotive Solutions | Inova Semiconductors