Lattice Semiconductor and Valens Semiconductor have announced a new and comprehensive HDBaseT camera reference design solution.
The HDBaseT reference design is targeted at the surveillance market. Up to two cameras can be supported with the output being a HDBaseT CAT5 cable containing both uncompressed video streams. The HDBaseT reference design is powered from the power over Ethernet (POE) CAT5 cable. By offering the surveillance market a solution that does not require compression at the camera or a local power supply, Lattice and Valens are driving down the cost of megapixel security cameras.
The HDBaseT camera reference design solution can accept multiple 1080p sensor cameras and transmit uncompressed high definition video over a single 150 meter CAT5e cable to the DVR, as well as power and various controls. As opposed to IP cameras, this camera is simpler, less expensive and provides an excellent image quality with zero latency. It facilitates the implementation of enhanced video analytics in the DVR with best monitoring quality in real time. This architecture simplifies installation and does not require any special configuration or maintenance, and therefore is ideal for analog and PTZ camera replacement or upgrade.
Valens’ HDBaseT chipset enables long-reach wired connectivity of uncompressed HD content via a standard single LAN cable. In addition to the security surveillance market, the capability to transmit uncompressed video also adds value in the consumer electronics and professional AV markets. In fact, Valens’ HDBaseT chipset delivers significant value to the entire home entertainment ecosystem, as it can transmit HDMI audio video content in an uncompressed format too.
The low power, low cost, mid-range LatticeECP3 FPGA device is perfect for multiplexing the video streams and formatting the data to the Valens HDBaseT Tx driver. The LatticeECP3 device has the necessary memory blocks, FPGA logic, SERDES and configurable I/O to implement a variety of applications. The LatticeECP3 device provides manufacturers the flexibility to adapt and format their interfaces to leverage the Valens HDBaseT bandwidth capability.
Pricing and availability
For details on obtaining the HDBaseT camera reference design, please email Info@Valens-semi.com
Valens chipsets are compliant with the HDBaseT standard. Incorporated on June 14, 2010, the HDBaseT Alliance was formed by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens Semiconductor to promote and commercialize HDBaseT technology. HDBaseT enables a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment and business environment. HDBaseT is optimized for video applications and can connect all entertainment devices in a setting by providing the 5Play convergence of uncompressed full HD/3D digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals.
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