SNLU226B February   2018  – April 2021 DS90UB960-Q1


  1. Introduction
  2. Features
  3. Application Diagram
  4. Major Components
  5. Quick Start Guide
  6. Board Connections
    1. 6.1 Power Supply
    2. 6.2 Power Over Coax Interface
    3. 6.3 MIPI CSI-2 Output Signals
    4. 6.4 FPD-Link III Signals
    5. 6.5 I2C Interface
    6. 6.6 Control Interface
  7. Enable and Reset
  8. ALP Software Setup
    1. 8.1  System Requirements
    2. 8.2  Download Contents
    3. 8.3  Installation of the ALP Software
    4. 8.4  Startup - Software Description
    5. 8.5  Information Tab
    6. 8.6  Registers Tab
    7. 8.7  Registers Tab - Address 0x00 Selected
    8. 8.8  Registers Tab - Address 0x00 Expanded
    9. 8.9  Scripting Tab
    10. 8.10 Sample ALP Python Script
      1. 8.10.1 Initialization
  9. Troubleshooting ALP Software
    1. 9.1 ALP Loads the Incorrect Profile
    2. 9.2 ALP does not detect the EVM
  10. 10Typical Connection and Test Equipment
  11. 11Termination Device
  12. 12Typical Test Setup
  13. 13Equipment References
  14. 14Cable References
  15. 15Bill of Materials
  16. 16PCB Schematics
  17. 17Board Layout
  18. 18Revision History


The Texas Instruments DS90UB960-Q1EVM evaluation module (EVM) is a functional board design for evaluating the DS90UB960-Q1, which is a versatile deserializer hub capable of connecting serialized sensor data received from up to 4 independent data streams through an FPD-Link III interface using standard coaxial cables. When coupled with DS90UB953-Q1 serializer, the DS90UB960-Q1 receives data from 2-Megapixel imagers supporting full HD 1080p resolution at 60 Hz frame rates. The DS90UB960-Q1 merges and manages multiple data streams into a MIPI CSI-2 compliant output for interconnect to a downstream processor.

The DS90UB960-Q1EVM is configured for communication with up to four DS90UB953-Q1 serializers. It features a quad mini-FAKRA connector, a Quad Mini-Fakra to 4x Single FAKRA cable assembly, and configurable power-over-coax voltage for connecting up to four camera modules (not included). Each of the FPD-Link III interfaces also includes a separate low latency bi-directional control channel that conveys control information from an I2C port. General purpose I/O signals such as those required for camera synchronization and functional safety features also make use of this bi-directional control channel to program registers in the DS90UB960-Q1 as well as the connected serializers and any remote I2C device attached to the serializers. The EVM also features an on-board MSP430 which functions as a USB2ANY bridge for interfacing with a PC for evaluation. The USB2ANY interfaces with the Analog LunchPAD GUI tool.


The EVM is not intended for EMI testing. The EVM was designed for easy accessibility to device pins with tap points for monitoring or applying signals, additional pads for termination, and multiple connector options.

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