November, 2020: Macnica ATD Europe today announced that its parent company Macnica Inc. now offers Macnica SLVS-EC IP versions for both Intel and Xilinx devices. SLVS-EC is a high-speed interface defined by Sony for high-resolution/high-frame-rate CMOS image sensors. The standard is tolerant of lane-to-lane skew because of embedded clock technology, so that it makes a board level design very easy in terms of high-speed and long distance transmission. The Macnica SLVS-EC Rx IP is an intellectual property toolkit that highly facilitates board-level design for SLVS-EC.
The INTEL device families that are supported by Macnica SLVS-EC IP include Cyclone V GX; Cyclone 10 GX; and Arria 10 GX. In the XILINX world the supported FPGA families include Artix-7; Kintex-7; Kintex Ultrascale and Kintex Ultrascale+. The devices are compliant with the SLVS-EC specification versions 1.2 and 2.0. A particularly remarkable feature supported by Macnica’s IP is the Error Correction Feature (ECC Option-1) which allows maintaining good image quality even under severe conditions and unexpected data corruption.As supported features may differ depending on the device family Macnica ATD Europe stands by to provide details.
Macnica hardware demo environment
Customers can benefit from the extensive demo environment provided bythe Versatile Machine Vision Camera Development Kit EasyMVC from Macnica. For Macnica SLVS-EC IP demos running on Xilinx devices the Macnica IMX420 FMC kit combined with the Xilinx Development kits AC701; KC705; KCU105; KCU116 can be tested. The choice of EasyMVC combinations for INTEL demos includes the sensor boards IMX420/421 or IMX530 together with the FPGA board Cyclone 10GXcombined with an interface board which supports HDMI; CoaxPress; USB3; 10Gige or other. In addition, Macnica currently also considers porting SLVS-EC IP and CoaXPress IP to Microsemi PolarFire, a low power consumption device which would make an EasyMVC PolarFire version attractive to machine vision customers.
Evaluationkits can be loaned through Macnica ATD Europe
For both the Intel and Xilinx version a free evaluation license can be requested for a three monthtest period. In addition, Macnica ATD Europe provides a Xilinx EvaluationKit Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116to customers as well as a Macnica EasyMVC IMX420 development kit which both can be loaned free of charge.
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