Cameras continue to require higher-speed electrical interfaces to take advantage of advances in image sensor resolution, frame rates and dynamic range.
Multiple camera interface standards exist today and many new communication protocols are in development. AEi’s CMAT Assembly and Final Functional Test systems provide the flexibility to serve the broad range of interface standards including NTSC, parallel, MIPI, Ethernet, LVDS and other interfaces. AEi continues to develop interface solutions for emerging protocols including VCM and OIS control.
- Flexible architecture to enable multiple standards on the same system
- High-performance electrical interfacing to ensure good signal integrity and robust communication
- Advanced electronics to ensure fast data transmission and processing
- Scalable architecture to ensure that tomorrow’s interfaces can be supported
AEi offers Advanced Camera Electronics or “ACETM” for the CMAT-Modular camera assembly and test platform. The ACE camera electronics architecture is the only single system available on the market that utilizes a standard interface connection and provides customers with the ability to communicate with all types of IMAGE Sensors without the need to swap out hardware and software. ACE will be used to interface with cameras used in autonomous cars, ADAS systems, drones, virtual reality and mobile smartphone devices. ACE communicates and captures image sensor information and is available with any or all of the following standards: parallel, CSI-2 MIPI 4-lane, SPI, I2C, LIN, CAN, NTSC, Ethernet, GPIO, Power over Coax, Sony Proprietary sub-LVDS, up to 6 programmable, independent power supplies, programmable clock to 150MHz and VCM and OIS support. The ACE architecture also supports stereoscopic camera alignment with RTATM (Real Time Alignment) of two independent cameras.