- Provides multiple sets of unidirectional links – up to six Gbps per link
- Delivers a high-bandwidth interface for an array of next generation, AI-driven FPGA markets
- and offers flexibility, low power, small form factor and low cost without compromising performance
Efinix, an innovator in programmable product platforms and technologies, and M31 Technology Corporation a global silicon Intellectual Property (IP) boutique, announced a technology partnership to address demand for emerging AI edge computing requirements.
As part of the partnership, M31’s MIPI D-PHY RX and TX IP has been integrated successfully into Efinix’s Trion FPGA platform. The integration provides multiple sets of unidirectional links – up to six Gbps per link – delivering a high-bandwidth interface for an array of next-generation, AI-driven FPGA markets such as HMI and displays, time lapse cameras, automotive, surveillance cameras, machine vision, medical, and infrared cameras.
“The result of partnering two emerging technology leaders, Efinix and M31, is the first FPGA family featuring a MIPI D-PHY with a built-in, royalty-free CSI-2 controller, which is the most popular camera interface used in the mobile industry,” said Ming Ng, Efinix’s SVP of operations and application. “Thanks to our technology integration, our customers have more usable logic elements for video, camera, and sensor innovations.”
“Like the MIPI D-PHY RX and TX, all of M31’s IP (such as USB1.1 to USB3.2, PCIe G2 to G3, as well as MIPI M-PHY) are interface IP cores that are silicon-proven at various foundries and process nodes,” said Allen Sha, president of M31 USA. “We are very happy to have Efinix adopting M31 IP in their FPGA solutions for mobile camera applications.”
AI applications at the edge demand high performance, low power, and an easy out-of-the-box experience. Trion FPGAs with MIPI offer flexibility, low power, small form factor, and low cost without compromising performance. With multiple MIPI TX and RX channels, Trion FPGAs can become the hub of a system with multiple cameras and sensors. With the built-in, hard CSI-2 controller, AI designers can use all of the FPGA resources for designing.
Today’s announced integrated product is already being used in a customer application featuring a vision sensor camera with capabilities such as 3D, depth detection, HDR, 180 degree, and surround view.