Scalable automotive 2-MP camera module reference design with camera PMIC


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This reference design provides a compact and scalable camera module for automotive driver assistance (ADAS) systems and other vision applications. It combines a 2-megapixel (2 MP) imager with a 4-Gbps serializer and four-channel power management integrated circuit (PMIC).

The camera module is a two-board design to illustrate the flexibility and scalability of the power and serializer components to different image sensors, depending on the application.

The 4-Gbps serializer incorporates FPD-Link III SerDes technology, enabling the transmission of uncompressed video data remotely to a system on a chip (SoC) or machine vision processing system. Bidirectional control signals and power-over-coaxial (POC) can also be transmitted to the camera module with a single cable.

The camera PMIC enables a compact design optimized for flexibility and thermal performance by integrating three buck converters and one low-dropout (LDO) regulator with programmable output voltages and sequencing. Supervisors and other monitoring are integrated on each rail to further reduce the component count and overall form factor.

  • 20-mm × 20-mm power and serializer PCB compatible with a variety of image sensors
  • High efficiency and low noise power-supply
  • High-resolution camera applications with the 4-Gbps DS90UB953-Q1 device
  • 2.6-MP AR0233 image sensor ON Semi™ providing full-HD, AD 13-bit, MIPI 4-lane, RAW24, RAW20, RAW16, RAW14, RAW12
  • Single Rosenberger FAKRA coaxial connector for digital video, power, control, and diagnostics
  • Additional diagnostic capabilities to enable Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL)
Output voltage options TIDA-050035.1 TIDA-050035.2 TIDA-050035.3 TIDA-050035.4
Vin (Min) (V) 5 0 0 0
Vin (Max) (V) 18.3 5.5 5.5 5.5
Vout (Nom) (V) 3.5 2.8 1.8 1.2
Iout (Max) (A) .142 .026 .157 .058
Output Power (W) .497 .0728 .2826 .0696
Isolated/Non-Isolated Non-Isolated Non-Isolated Non-Isolated Non-Isolated
Input Type DC DC DC DC
Topology Buck- Synchronous Linear Regulator Buck- Synchronous Buck- Synchronous

A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDM478.ZIP (127 K)

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

TIDM479.ZIP (221 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDM481.ZIP (3122 K)

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

TIDM480.ZIP (1432 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

TPS650330-Q1Three step-down converters with one high PSRR LDO integrated Power Management IC (PMIC)

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
FPD-Link SerDes

DS90UB953-Q12 MP MIPI® CSI-2 FPD-Link III serializer for 2MP/60fps cameras & radar

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* Design guide Scalable Automotive 2-MP Camera Module Reference Design With Camera PMIC Feb. 24, 2020

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