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  Date: 02/08/2015

Deserializer and Power ICs from Maxim for ADAS systems in automotives

Maxim has announced a quad deserializer for automotive camera applications used in advanced driver assistance systems. MAX9286 quad deserializer is suggested for designing surround-view systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). MAX9286 gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) deserializer automatically synchronise video received from a maximum of four cameras.

The video cable can be of twisted-pair (STP) or coaxial cable by up to 15 meters. MAX9286 feeds the video to the processor through a four-lane, industry-standard CSI-2 interface. The major benefit is, this chip can be alternate solution instead of using four discrete deserializers and FPGA. And also by using this chip it is not required to have a software to do the camera synchronization. The MAX9286 is also can be used for machine vision and 3D-camera systems.

MAX9286 aligns image data from multiple sensors to the same pixel, and user programmability of key parameters. MAX9286 supports power over coaxial cabling to reduce wiring and cost. MAX9286 features on-chip diagnostics for link bit error rate (BER), detection of camera falling out of sync, or cable shorts to power/ground.

"The need for surround view capability in the automotive market poses unique challenges in ADAS designs," said Balagopal Mayampurath, Director of Business Management at Maxim Integrated. "This product simplifies first generation surround view system design and enables a seamless transition to next-generation systems."

MAX9286 is available in 56-pin, 8mm x 8mm TQFN and QFND packages. Specified over the -40-degree Celsius to +105-degree Celsius temperature range. AEC-Q100 qualified parts are available. ADAS-specific reference designs developed with ecosystem partners are also available.

Another specific analog solution Maxim highlights is automotive-grade power-management functionality for the NVIDIA visual computing module (VCM) meeting the performance needs of the DRIVE CX and PX platforms. NVIDIA visual computing module (VCM) used in advanced driver assistance systems for processing radio signals.

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