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High-speed multi-channel gigabit link for video & data

28th January 2016
Jordan Mulcare

At the Embedded World event in Nuremberg (23rd-25th February), Inova Semiconductors will demonstrate a range of products utilising its latest APIX SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) technology for in-car video and data communications, including a new APIX transmitter device, an Altera HSMC daughtercard and a 3D ADAS demo.

Developed by Inova Semiconductors, APIX (Automotive Pixel Link) is a multi-channel technology for in-car applications.

At booth 310 in hall 5, Inova will show four exciting demonstrations. The first demonstration will present a APIX2 transmitter device with HDMI input and a fully integrated display solution. Here, Inova will show an example of connectivity to a remote HD display with the transmitter board and an Indigo2-based flat-panel display. The INAP560T supports HD720p display resolutions and provides an HDMI video input interface, offering an automotive standard HSD/DACAR connector/cable solution.

The second demo will show how APIX2 compensates for cable ageing and temperature effects, to ensure optimal signal integrity between the APIX transmitter and receiver. The demo consists of an APIX2 link with a 5m cable connection between source and sink, with the compensation shown directly on cables of different age and quality.

Next, there will be an application-specific daughtercard with APIX2 transmit and receive, in the Altera high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) format. The board will show how APIX connectivity can be achieved as an extension to the Altera FPGA development platform.

The fourth demo will show how APIX can be used to drive a 3D surround view for ADAS. Based on the latest SunPlus SPHE6700 audio/video processor, the demo uses four remote camera modules with Omnivison megapixel sensors and transmits their video data using an INAP378TX APIX transmitter. At the receiving end, the data is captured with an APIX INAP378RX receiver and displayed using the 3D round-view panoramic viewer software.

Jochen Schyma of Inova will be speaking at the electronic displays conference that will be held during the course of the Embedded World exhibition. His talk, “DSI or eDP or...? Video Interfaces for the Next Generation Automotive Displays”, will be on 25th February at 3:15p.m.

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