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Configuring the parallel camera IO pins.

Question asked by Martin Zimmerman on Sep 17, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2014 by Martin Zimmerman

I'm helping design a board based on the i.MX6Q processor.

 

The design has a parallel camera that will use the Bayer/Raw data mode to receive 16-bits of camera data.

I have planned to use the CSI0_DAT0 thru CSI0_DAT15 inputs, but in looking at the Sabre for Smart Devices reference schematic, the connection of the OV5642 parallel camera uses CSI0_DAT12 thru CSI0_DAT19 for an 8-bit input stream.  When not using all 20-bits for input, should I be using the high bits, or the low bits?

 

The i.MX6Q reference manual skims over the various modes and leaves out a lot of details on how to configure and hook up camera inputs, if there is a document that describes this, I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction.

 

Cheers,

Camz.

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