Automotive Industry Application 1: OpenNCC GMSL2

Updated: Mar 4

A raw data capturing system supporting Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link™ (GMSL) serializer and deserializers (SerDes) compatible with Sony IMX490 CMOS image sensor and Sony IMX728 CMOS image sensor.


OpenNCC is always committed to cutting-edge industries and applications, and we won’t miss the autopilot trending in the automotive industry.

Accompanying the boost of ADAS in the automotive industry, cameras are more and more commonly used for visual perception. Different from other industries, the automotive industry requires vision solutions to be with high bandwidth, complex interconnect, and data integrity.

Intel Movidius VPU based OpenNCC has high vision processing performance capacity and supports real-time multiple video streamings, which makes it a super fit for automotive industry applications.


Maxim Integrated’s GMSL™ SerDes ICs based GMSL2 Introduction

In Automotive Industry, Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link™ (GMSL) serializer and deserializers (SerDes) are used as high-speed communication ICs that fully support the high bandwidth, complex interconnect, and data integrity requirements needed to support evolving automotive infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


From the low-power requirements of cameras to the widely varying bandwidth of sensor data aggregation, Maxim Integrated’s GMSL™ SerDes ICs address the needs of future systems. Advanced link integrity and diagnostic capabilities enable a breakthrough in link performance monitoring—a vital capability to the design of automotive safety systems. Using shielded twisted pair (STP) or coax cables of up to 15 meters, Maxim Integrated’s GMSL SerDes ICs meet the most stringent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements of the automotive industry.


In today’s Blog, we are going to share an OpenNCC Application Case to Transfer GMSL2 camera data to PC via USB.


OpenNCC GSML2 Hardware Solution


Hardware Connection Diagram

Sample Hardware

MAX9296A based GMSL2 Deserializer Board

Deserializer Board Schematics with Most Important Components


OpenNCC GSML2 Solution Performance and Features

  • The Deserializer board is developed based on MAXIM’s MAX9296A IC

  • Support shielded twisted pair (STP) or coax cables of up to 15 meters

  • Support MIPI CSI-2 V1.3 protocol

  • Support MIPI D-PHY v1.2 protocol

  • Up to 6G Forward Link Rates

  • Compatible with Sony IMX490 CMOS image sensor and Sony IMX728 CMOS image sensor, support customization for other camera sensors

  • Support operating systems of Windows 10, Ubuntu16.04, Ubuntu18.04

  • Support raw data output by Intel Movidius VPU based OpenNCC Core board, ISP not included

Raw Data Capturing Demo


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