Industry White Paper

Spartan-7 SP701 FPGA Evaluation Kit Demonstration Project

April 28, 2021 by Avnet Download PDF

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Developing cost-effective industrial image processing systems requires high-performance cameras and flexible image-processing systems capable of adaption. The Xilinx SP701 Evaluation Kit provides engineers with the ability to interface with high-performance cameras and display systems using the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI), Camera Specification Interface 2 (CSI-2), and Display Specification Interface (DSI). Both interfaces are connected to a Spartan-7 FPGA, capable of directly interfacing with the CSI-2 and DSI. Combined with DDR3L, dual Ethernet, HDMI, and FMC interfaces, the SP701 Evaluation Kit provides everything needed to quickly and easily prototype and test industrial image-processing solutions.

This paper gives a detailed breakdown of MIPI and MIPI Interfacing. It also demonstrates how to implement a CSI-2-based image-processing system that outputs images over DSI or HDMI outputs. The capabilities of the Spartan-7 FPGA for industrial applications allow for the implementation of an overlay on the image displaying industrial information such as temperature, humidity, altitude, etc.

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