CSI-2 Controller Core V2

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Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless

Evaluation Method: OpenCore

Technology: Interface Protocols: Serial

Arria Series: Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC

MAX Series: MAX 10

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


The CSI-2 Controller Core V2 is Northwest Logic’s second generation CSI-2 controller core. It is further optimized for high performance, low power and small size. It is available in 64 and 32 bit core widths. The 64 bit core width can support 1-8 D-PHY data lanes (8 bit PPI) and 1-4 CPHY lanes (16 bit PPI). The 32 bit core width can support 1-4 D-PHY data lanes (8 bit PPI) and 1-2 C-PHY lanes (16 bit PPI). The core implements all three layers defined by the CSI-2 standard: Pixel to Byte Packing, Low Level Protocol, and Lane Management and is fully compliant with the CSI-2 standard. Separate Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) versions of the core are available. The core’s Local Interface is an easy to use pixel based interface (single, double, quad, octal pixel wide). An optional Hsync/Vsync Video Interface wrapper is also available. The core is delivered fully integrated and verified with the user’s target D/C-PHY. Contact Northwest Logic for a complete list of supported PHYs.


    Device Utilization and Performance

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    Getting Started

    Includes Core (netlist or source code), Comprehensive testbench (Source code), Complete documentation and Expert technical support and maintenance updates. For additional information, contact Northwest Logic, Inc. at: Northwest Logic, Inc. 1100 NW Compton Drive, Ste. 100 Beaverton, OR 97006 Tel: (503) 533-5800 x308 Fax: (503) 533-5900 Email: info@nwlogic.com Website: www.nwlogic.com

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2016
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
    Altera Customer Use
    IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

    Customer deliverables include the following:

    • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
    • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
    • Timing and/or layout constraints
    • Testbench or design example
    • Documentation with revision control
    • Readme file
    Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
    Expert technical support
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportN/A
    User InterfaceOther: Pixel, Video, Packet
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedAldec, Cadence, Mentor Graphics ModelSim PE/DE/SE and Questa, Synopsys VCS
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name : Various - See Altera Core Size and Speed document from Northwest Logic
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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