Valens has announced the VA7000 series automotive chipsets based on the recently-completed MIPI A-PHY interface specification. The VA7000 serializers and deserializers target ultra-high-speed networking applications in ADAS and autonomous drive subsystems that require long reach (up to 15 meters), error-free links, and high EMI immunity.
Valens’ VA7000 chipsets support from 2 Gbps to 16 Gbps data transfer rates, and will follow the MIPI A-PHY roadmap out to 48 Gbps+ speeds. The VA7031 serializer chip is designed for long-reach connectivity of CSI-2-based sensors up to 8 Gbps, while the VA7042 and 7044 deserializer devices feature two and four independent receiver links, respectively, at speeds of up to 8 Gbps each. Both deserializers also include an additional local CS-I2 input port.
The VA7000 chips are optimized for asymmetric networking, and do not include a software stack. This enables the convergence of additional protocols such as I2C, GPIOs, clock and frame sync.
For more on the VA7000 serializer and deserializer chipsets, visit https://www.valens.com/va7000-family.
For more on the MIPI A-PHY specification, attend the MIPI Alliance webinar “MIPI A-PHY: The Cornerstone of a MIPI Automotive System Solution” by registering here: https://www.mipi.org/events/mipi-webinar-a-phy-cornerstone-automotive-system-solution.
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