Date:2nd Nov 2011
Surveillance camera reference design using
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
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
The low power, low cost, mid-range LatticeECP3 FPGA device
has the necessary memory blocks, FPGA logic, SERDES and
"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