SLVS-EC Rx IP
Next generation CMOS image sensor interface
SLVS-EC is the next-generation, high-speed interface for high-resolution CMOS image sensors.
This standard is tolerant of lane-to-lane skew because of embedded clock technology that simplifies board-level design of high-speed and long-distance data transmission.
Originally developed and licensed by Sony, SLVS-EC is now starting to be supported by multiple image sensor suppliers.
IP Core Features
- Compliant with SLVS-EC Specification v1.2 and v2.0 by Sony
- Supports various functions defined by the SLVS-EC Link layer (FPGA dPCS/PMA is used as Physical layer)
- Supports Byte-to-Pixel conversion for various lane-configurations
- Supports Header analysis and Payload error detection
|Number of Lanes||1, 2, 4, 6, 8|
1 (1.152 to 1.25 Gbps)
2 (2.304 to 2.5 Gbps)
3 (4.608 to 5.0 Gbps - supported in v2.0)
|Bit per Pixel||8, 10, 12, 14, 16|
|Dynamic Mode Change||Supported|
|Multiple Stream||If needed|
* The operating frequency may not be achievable depending on the speed grade, numberof lanes, and other factors of the FPGA used. Please contact Macnica sales department for information about limitations.
- Intel Cyclone V GX/SX (v1.2)
- Intel Cyclone 10 GX (v1.2 / 2.0)
- Intel Arria 10 GX/SX (v1.2 / 2.0)
- Xilinx Artix 7 (v1.2)
- Xilinx Kintex 7 (v1.2 / 2.0)
- Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale (v1.2 /2.0)
- Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale (v1.2 / 2.0)
* Please contact your local Macnica sales representative or through contact form for information about other devices.
- Encrypted RTL (Verilog HDL)
- Reference design
- Simulation environment (For ModelSim)
- User's manual, Reference manual
Device Resource Utilization
Resource Utilization in case of 8 LANE Full Configuration
|Items||Cyclone® V GX||Arria® 10 GX|
|w/o ECC||w/ECC||w/o ECC||w/ECC|
|Total block memory bits||4096||13312||2560||11776|
* The above values are estimated resource utilization of the IP and Transceivers; they may vary depending on your system configuration.
Macnica EasyMVC is the evaluation and development environment for SLVS-EC IP core, providing the whole infrastructure needed, including a variety of image sensor boards with Sony IMX image sensors with SLVS-C interface, FPGA boards with supported FPGAs, and interface boards to support various machine vision interface standards.