Release of Macnica SLVS-EC Rx IP
Macnica ATD Europe announces release of Macnica SLVS-EC Rx IP
• IP versions for both Intel and Xilinx devices
• Evaluation Kit Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 and Macnica
EasyMVC IMX420 can be loaned through Macnica ATD Europe
Chatou/France, 29 October 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 highresolution/
high-frame-rate CMOS image sensors. The standard is tolerant of lane-tolane
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 boardlevel
design for SLVS-EC.
The INTEL device families that are supported by Macnica SLVS-EC
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
Founded in 1990 as ATD Electronique, Macnica ATD Europe offers innovative
components dedicated to imaging applications for the European market. Its product
portfolio includes: image sensors (CCD, CMOS, InGaAs, Thermal etc.), optics,
interface circuits, IPs, imaging processors, cables and OLED microdisplays. It also
covers development tools and design services enabling fast and efficient realization
of new high-performance camera systems for markets such as machine vision,
medical, life sciences, surveillance, automotive and others. After the acquisition of
the company by Macnica Inc. as of October 1, 2020 the company operates under
the name Macnica ATD Europe.
For more information visit the web at www.atdelectronique.com.
Macnica ATD Europe
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Batiment 2, 78400 CHATOU - FRANCE
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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 by the
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 10GX
combined 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.
Evaluation kits can be loaned through Macnica ATD Europe
For both the Intel and Xilinx version a free evaluation license can be requested for a
three month test period. In addition, Macnica ATD Europe provides a Xilinx
Evaluation Kit Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 to customers as well as a Macnica
EasyMVC IMX420 development kit which both can be loaned free of charge.