Basler dart BCON & Channel Link Deserializer

This project provides additional information on how Basler dart BCON cameras can be connected to Texas Instruments Channel Link Deserializers.


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Basler dart BCON & Channel Link Deserializer

This project provides additional information on how Basler dart BCON cameras can be used in combination with Texas Instruments Channel Link Deserializers.

Background

The Basler dart BCON cameras are designed to be connected to a SoC (system on a chip) or a SoM (system on a module) equipped with a FPGA.
However, since the BCON specification is very similar to the Channel Link-I specification, in particular the specification for Texas Instrument's DS90CR28x deserializer, Basler dart BCON cameras can also be connected directly to a deserializer, e.g. DS90CR288A, without the need of a FPGA.

In this case you will need to know how to map the BCON clock and data output to the output of the deserializer.

This project provides the bit mapping order of BCON to DS90CR286 / DS90CR288A (4 data lanes and MUX ratio of 28:4, which is recommended) and DS90CR216 / DS90CR218A (only 3 data lanes and MUX ratio of 21:3).

This project also provides information on how the pixel data for the separate pixel formats is mapped to the deserializers' outputs.
 

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PS: This is a private project without any warranty and further support.

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