Active optical cables serve MIPI D-PHY-based camera interconnects
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SILICON LINE & LEOPARD IMAGING MIPI D-PHY-based active optical cable (AOC) products transmit high-resolution camera MIPI signals over long distances. AOCs use Silicon Line’s SL8501x serializer/de-serializer (SerDes) integrated circuit (IC) and provide high-speed optical transmission of 4K MIPI video from Leopard Imaging’s cameras for industrial, security, robotics, aviation and medical products. AOCs optically transport serialized MIPI D-PHY video from high-resolution 4K cameras across cable lengths of up to 30 meters (m) or more. All active components are integrated into the AOC, which provides a very convenient and simple implementation at the system level.