SLVS-EC is Sony’s next-generation, high-speed interface for high-resolution CMOS image sensors.

This standard is tolerant of lane-to-lane skew because of embedded clock technology that simplifies board level design of high-speed and long distance data transmission.


  • Compliant with SLVS-EC Specification Version 1.2
  • Supports various functions defined by the SLVS-EC Link layer (FPGA dPCS/PMA is used as Physical layer)
  • Supports Byte-to-Pixel conversion for various lane-configurations
  • Supports Header analysis and Payload error detection


Feature Description
Number of Lanes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8
Baud Grade 1, 2
Bit per Pixel 8, 10, 12, 14
CRC Limited*
ECC Option 1N
Embedded Data Supported
Dynamic Mode Change Supported
Multiple Stream If needed

* The operating frequency may not be achievable depending on the speed grade, numberof lanes, and other factors of the FPGA used. Please contact Macnica sales department for information about limitations.

Supported Devices

  • Cyclone V GX
  • Arria 10 GX

* Please contact your local Macnica sales representative or through contact form for information about other devices.


  • Encrypted RTL (Verilog HDL)
  • Reference design
  • Simulation environment (For ModelSim)
  • User's manual, Reference manual

Device Resource Utilization

Resource Utilization in case of 8 LANE Full Configuration

Items Cyclone® V GX Arria® 10 GX
  w/o ECC w/ECC w/o ECC w/ECC
ALMs 4711 8242 3930 7555
Total Registers 4328 6664 3778 6079
Total block memory bits 4096 13312 2560 11776

* The above values are estimated resource utilization of the IP and Transceivers; they may vary depending on your system configuration.

Demo Environment

Data output from Sony CMOS image sensor via SLVS-EC is received by the FPGA. The FPGA outputs RAW still image to USB3.0 and live video image to HDMI.

In addition to SLVS-EC Rx IP, another Mpression family IP, “HDMI 2.0 Tx IP” is also used in this demonstration.



Please contact your local Macnica sales representative or through contact form for electrical characterization for Intel FPGA devices regarding SLVS-EC specifications.


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