Optimized automotive 1-megapixel camera module design for uncompressed digital video over coax


Design files


The TIDA-00262 Reference Design is a high speed serial video interface to connect a remote automotive camera module to a display or machine vision processing system. It uses TIs FPD-Link III SerDes technology to transmit uncompressed MegaPixel video data, bidirectional control signals and power either over shielded twisted pair or coax cable.

  • Space optimized design fits on a single PCB 20x20 mm
  • Power supply optimized for small size and high efficiency
  • 1Mpixel image sensor AR0140AT from Aptina providing 10/12bit raw image data
  • Single Rosenberger Fakra coax connector for digital video, power, control and diagnostics
  • Diagnostic and Built In Self Test (BIST) for ASIL B Applications
  • This circuit is tested and includes design considerations and BOM analysis
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Design files & products

Design files

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TIDUBQ5.PDF (1815 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDU469.PDF (319 K)

Test results for the reference design, including efficiency graphs, test prerequisites and more

TIDR975.PDF (1231 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR976.PDF (999 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR977.PDF (82 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDCCX9.ZIP (2238 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Buck converters (integrated switch)

TPS62170-Q13-17V 0.5A Automotive Step-Down Converter in 2x2 QFN package

Data sheet: PDF
Buck converters (integrated switch)

TPS62231-Q1Automotive 2V to 6V, 500mA Buck Converter with 1.8V Fixed Output Voltage in 1x1.5mm SON Package

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
FPD-Link SerDes

DS90UB913A-Q125- to 100-MHz, 10-bit & 12-bit FPD-Link III serializer

Data sheet: PDF
Supervisor & reset ICs

TPS3836-Q1Active-low, push-pull, automotive, nano-power supervisors with manual reset

Data sheet: PDF

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Support software

TIDA-00262 Hardware Files — TIDC546.ZIP (450 K)

Technical documentation

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* Design guide Optimized Automotive 1MPixel Camera for Uncompressed Video Design Guide Sep. 22, 2016
Technical article Automotive Trends: Cameras in Every Car Jan. 14, 2015
Test report TIDA-00262 Test Images Jul. 31, 2014
User guide TIDA-00262 Quick Start Guide Jul. 31, 2014
User guide TIDA-00262 Design Considerations Jul. 31, 2014

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