Automotive camera

Design more reliable automotive multicamera systems with advanced networking, processing and power management

Size, power efficiency and real-time communication are important parameters for a sophisticated camera system. By transmitting high-resolution, uncompressed camera data and processing it in real time, our power-efficient processing and communication technologies enhance vehicle vision.

Why choose TI for your automotive camera systems?


Scalable, efficient processing

Deliver real-time insights from camera data processed with highly-efficient image, signal and deep-learning accelerators.


Reliable, high-speed communication

Transmit and synchronize real-time camera data for accurate, intelligent environment analysis.


Power efficiency

Reduce power consumption and footprint while meeting functional safety requirements.

Design camera systems that help enable a safe and intelligent driving experience

Process vision data in real time

Automotive camera systems require real-time vision analysis. From computer vision and signal and image processing to artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities, our Arm®-based processors enable a broad range of efficient computing performance to improve automotive safety. Design high-performance camera systems without sacrificing critical resources and streamline your system designs.

Featured products for real-time processing
TDA4AL-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive system-on-a-chip for front camera and ADAS domain control using camera and radar sensors
NEW AM62A7-Q1 ACTIVE 2 TOPS vision SoC with RGB-IR ISP for 1-2 cameras, driver monitoring, front cameras

Transmit data reliably and securely across any network

The increased number of cameras around a vehicle inherently means an increase in data. Our advanced communication technologies safely and reliably transmit camera data across any vehicle architecture, enabling time-critical safety decisions. Our diverse portfolio of vehicle networking includes Ethernet physical layers (PHYs), Flat Panel Display-Link (FPD-Link) serializers, Controller Area Network (CAN), Local Interconnect Network and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) – all designed to improve data speeds and reliability for safety-critical driver assistance applications.

Featured products for Multiprotocol communications
DP83TG720S-Q1 ACTIVE 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY with RGMII & SGMII
DS90UB960-Q1 ACTIVE Quad 2 MP camera hub FPD-Link III deserializer with dual CSI-2 output ports
DS90UB953-Q1 ACTIVE 2 MP MIPI® CSI-2 FPD-Link III serializer for 2MP/60fps cameras & radar

Power-efficient performance

Reducing power needs while meeting growing performance requirements is a concern for designers of camera systems. An integrated power-management integrated circuit (PMIC) dedicated to a specific system-on-chip or image sensor can reduce component count and system size while increasing efficiency and thermal performance. Our programmable power-management integrated circuits can help you limit noise and maintain power density in camera system designs while meeting International Organization for Standardization 26262 standards up to Automotive Safety Integrity Level D.

Featured products for Power efficiency
NEW TPS650350-Q1 ACTIVE User-programmable PMIC with three step-down converters and high PSRR LDO for camera modules
TPS6594-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive 2.8-V to 5.5-V PMIC with five buck regulators and four low-dropout regulators
TPS62170-Q1 ACTIVE 3-17V 0.5A Automotive Step-Down Converter in 2x2 QFN package

Design & development resources

Reference design
Automotive 2.6-MP camera module reference design with POL PMIC, FPD-Link III, supervisor and POC
This reference design addresses the need for small cameras in automotive systems by combining a 2.6-megapixel imager with a 4-Gbps serliazier while providing power supplies and voltage supervision for both devices in an ultra-small form factor. This design includes a high-speed serial interface to (...)
Reference design
Automotive 8.3-MP low-cost camera module reference design with MIPI CSI-2 interface, PMIC, FPD-Link

This camera module reference design addresses the need for small, low-cost cameras in automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS) by combining a 8.3-megapixel imager with a 4.16-Gbps TI FPD™ Link III serializer. Additionally, it provides a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) power (...)

Reference design
ADAS multi-sensor hub reference design with quad 4-Gbps FPD-Link III, dual CSI-2 output, and PoC
The TIDA-01323 camera hub reference design allows connection of up to four 2-megapixel, 60-fps cameras over coax cable. This design utilizes these coax cables to provide power, back-channel communication, and clock synchronization to the sensors. The 4-Gbps FPD-Link III quad deserializer supports (...)

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Technical resources

Technical article
Technical article
Building Multicamera Vision Perception Systems for ADAS Domain Controllers
Learn how advanced driver assistance systems help mitigate the impact of distraction to protect drivers, pedestrians and vulnerable road users.
Application note
Application note
Jacinto 7 Camera Capture and Imaging Subsystem
Read this document to learn about the Jacinto 7 camera capture and imaging subsystem.
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White paper
White paper
Communication Protocols in Modern ADAS Architectures
This white paper examines the communication technologies enabling reliable advanced driver assistance systems.
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