Teledyne Integrates Mixel MIPI D-PHY IP into Snappy CMOS Image Sensors

Posted Jun 12, 2019 by Teledyne e2v

Teledyne Imaging has announced the successful integration of Mixel MIPI IP - an offering from leading mixed-signal intellectual property (IP) company, Mixel - into the Teledyne e2v Snappy 2-Megapixel and 5-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor IC products.

The Snappy 2M CMOS image sensor combines full HD resolution in a 1 / 2.8 inch optical format thanks to an advanced 2.8μm low-noise global shutter, with features for fast and economic barcode identification and many industrial scanning applications. The Snappy 5M CMOS image sensor builds on the Snappy 2M infrastructure, enabling fast, extended range scanning and includes powerful, unique, patented features and region of interest modes.

The Snappy family of sensors facilitates several applications, including embedded industrial imaging systems, drones/UAVs, IoT edge devices, intelligent surveillance cameras and augmented reality/virtual reality. In addition, both the Snappy 2M and 5M sensors have identical software and hardware requirements, enabling a complete range of scanners/cameras at different resolutions from a single system design effort.

Mixel provided Teledyne e2v with the MIPI D-PHY and controller IP. Teledyne e2v achieved first-time silicon success and is now moving into high-volume production. The MIPI solution is comprised of two IP products delivered fully validated and integrated, namely: a MIPI D-PHY Transmitter and a MIPI CSI-2 Host Controller Core. The CSI-2 Controller IP is developed by Northwest Logic, an active participant in Mixel’s MIPI Central Ecosystem Partnership Program, which brings together best-of-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders.

The D-PHY link can operate with 1 to 4 lanes, supporting 4.8Gbps aggregate data rate. It uses a clock-forwarded synchronous link that provides high noise immunity and high jitter tolerance. The Mixel MIPI IP has been integrated in both of Teledyne e2v’s Snappy products and will be integrated in other new products as well.

Mixel’s MIPI PHY IPs have been silicon-proven at eight different nodes and eight foundries, giving Mixel the widest coverage in the industry.