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  Date:2nd Nov 2011

Surveillance camera reference design using Lattice' FPGA

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Valens Semiconductor has announced a new and comprehensive HDBaseT&trade camera reference design targeting the surveillance market. Up to two cameras can be supported with the output being a HDBaseT CAT5 cable containing both uncompressed video streams. The HDBaseT reference design is powered from the power over Ethernet (POE) CAT5 cable. By offering the surveillance market a solution that does not require compression at the camera or a local power supply, Lattice and Valens are driving down the cost of megapixel security cameras, stated in the release.

The HDBaseT camera reference design solution can accept multiple 1080p sensor cameras and transmit uncompressed high definition video over a single 150 meter CAT5e cable to the DVR, as well as power and various controls. Lattice says as opposed to IP cameras, this camera is simpler, less expensive and provides an excellent image quality with zero latency. This architecture is suggested as ideal for analog and PTZ camera replacement or upgrade.

Valens' HDBaseT chipset enables long-reach wired connectivity of uncompressed HD content via a standard single LAN cable. In addition to the security surveillance market, the capability to transmit uncompressed video also adds value in the consumer electronics and professional AV markets. Valens' HDBaseT chipset can transmit HDMI audio video content in an uncompressed format too.

The low power, low cost, mid-range LatticeECP3 FPGA device has the necessary memory blocks, FPGA logic, SERDES and configurable I/O.

"We are excited to work with Valens Semiconductor and to offer customers a cost effective, compelling technology," said Ted Marena, Director of Business Development. "We look forward to supporting end customers in the security and surveillance space as well as the consumer electronics market."


 
          
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