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MIPI CSI-2 Receiver Subsystem LogiCORE IP Product Guide (PG232)

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The AMD MIPI CSI-2 RX controller implements a Camera Serial Interface between a camera sensor and a programmable device performing baseband processing. The bandwidth requirement for the camera sensor interface has increased due to the development of higher-resolution cameras. Traditional parallel interfaces require an increasing number of signal lines, resulting in higher power consumption. The new high-speed serial interfaces, such as MIPI CSI specifications, address these expanding bandwidth requirements without sacrificing power. MIPI is a group of protocols defined by the mobile industry group to standardize all interfaces within mobile platforms such as mobile phones and tablets. However, the large volumes and the economies of scale of the mobile industry are forcing other applications to adopt these standards. As such, MIPI-based camera sensors are increasingly used in applications such as driver assistance technologies in automotive applications, video security surveillance cameras, video conferencing and emerging applications such as virtual and augmented reality.