TI Precision Labs (TIPL) is the most comprehensive online classroom for analog signal chain designers. From foundational knowledge to advanced concepts, our logical, sequenced and comprehensive teaching approach is both intuitive and practical. The training series, which includes videos and downloadable reference materials, will deepen the technical expertise of experienced engineers and accelerate the development of those early in their career.
These training videos provide a better understanding of industrial interface and digital isolation designs, which enable higher bandwidths and longer transmission distances while reducing system size and complexity.
This introduction video will give the background on FPD-Link III devices, such as the DS90UB953-Q1/ DS90UB954-Q1; the device's role within Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) in the automotive industry; and explain their broad appeal to engineers of all experience levels. This is fundamental to diving deeper into a 953/954 system, as well as, the links within the system.
This section frames the design and operation video series by showing why it is important to contextualize customer problems in terms of the links between the devices.
Specifically, this section will discuss: issues with initializing the camera and issues with reading the incorrect serializer ID from the deserializer.
Understanding what hardware and software settings are important is critical to establishing a foundation for the 953/954 system. These settings can occur during or after power up and may need to be changed via software. As a result, these settings are routinely checked and verified before checking any of the other links in the system.
Specifically, this sections discusses: Diagnostics post power up, Mode and IDX Pins, Clocking Modes between the 953/954, Aliasing, I2C Pass Through, Port selection on 954, Analog Launch Pad (ALP), and Successful I2C Communication
This section analyzes the link between the 953 and 954 and establishes how to identify the health and operation of the link. Since the link between the 953-954 is the most fundamental link used to communicate between devices, it is often checked first.
Specifically, this section discusses: Back Channel configuration, Built in Self Test (BIST), Adaptive Equalization (AEQ), and Channel Monitor Loop (CMLOUT)