Tuesday, October 18, 2011

M-PHY Link Goes Optical

Silicon Line announced SL82027 and SL82017 optical media converter (OMC) ICs targeted at mobile and smart phones using the latest MIPI M-PHY standard. The OMC can be used to connect an application processor to a camera module in order to transmit high speed image data to the application processor using the future MIPI CSI-3 standard.

The latest generation of Full HD / 3D camera modules demand the extremely high data rates which M-PHY provides”, says Ian Jackson, Senior Manager Sales and Marketing at Silicon Line, “Optical transport of these signals solves the EMI challenges which these data rates create as well as enabling small and thin form factor designs.

Update: Silicon Line offers also MIPI D-PHY optical bridge SL83014. The bridge takes 1, 2, 3 or 4 D-PHY lanes and SERDES-es them into a single optical fiber with up to 2Gbps aggregate bandwidth.

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