Video deserializer gives boost to mobile multimedia processor

Geneva—STMicroelectronics' STCCP27A is being as touted as the first video deserializer for use with MIPI CSI-1 and SMIA CCP2 class 0 serial interfaces.

The CSI-1 interface is part of the MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) standard and CCP2 class 0 is part of the SMIA (Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture), the open standard for miniature camera modules.

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The STCCP27A interface chip is designed to convert the serial data stream from a mobile phone's camera into parallel data for its baseband processor. The STCCP27A allows multimedia processors that have a legacy parallel interface to take advantage of SMIA-compliant camera modules that provide an output through the CCP serial interface.

The STCCP27A also provides the necessary level shifting for the bidirectional I²C control lines, allowing the connection of 2.8-V and 1.8-V I²C busses without the need for external components.

The STCCP27A low-voltage high-speed serial interface decoder is capable of streaming full-resolution image data up to 416-Mbits/s. ST plans to introduce a higher-frequency SMIA CCP2 Class 2 deserializer interface covering up to a 650-Mbits/s data rate.

Product is now available in final sample form in RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant lead-free micro-TFBGA25 package. Available now in volume production, the STCCP27A is priced at $1 in quantities of 1000.

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