Chip extends MIPI CSI-2 transmission for high def endoscope camera
THine Electronics THCV243 MIPI CSI-2 serializer IC chip allows engineers to extend MIPI CSI-2 transmission to greater than 15-meters with a tiny 2.1mm x 2.9mm package. Available in high-volume orders, device significantly reduces a number of cables between the camera and processor board by aggregating the GPIO-type bidirectional control signals. Device permits a small camera form factor, which is a critical requirement for medical endoscope camera applications. Chipset supports ‘Sub-Link’ that aggregates bidirectional low speed signals, such as GPIO.