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Registered: ‎06-06-2018

Axis_stream with TDEST

Hi i am using MIPI Rx IP with axis_stream protocol and also with virtual channel enable
let’s assume four camera sending stream line by line in synchronous(in sequence) format over mipi-csi format




So when we enable virtual channel in MIPI Rx IP did I get following signal ?



or that start of frame (SOF) will also come with first TDEST as we will know  which camera frame starting??

that mins 4 SOF pules with, each with first line in a frame  as we have four camera .

thanks in advance 



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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
Registered: ‎03-30-2016

Hello nishant@magna 

I overlooked this post.

  1. Start of Frame is sent from TX as a short synchronization packet.

  2. The first byte of HS packet in MIPI CSI-2 is the Data Identifier byte that contains VC and Data Type information. See below:
    Screen Shot 2020-10-02 at 20.38.33.png

  3. So, if your TX is sending Start of Frame Packet for each VC (which most sensors will do).
    MIPI CSI-2 RX will assert SoF for each VC in the first line.
    Screen Shot 2020-10-02 at 20.24.32.png

  4. But if your TX is only sending one Start of Frame short packet,  MIPI CSI-2 RX will only output SoF once.

Hope this helps.

# Are you using a multiplexer to merge MIPI signal from four cameras in your system?

Thanks & regards