Terasic D8M-FMC is an 8-megapixel camera kit with a FMC low pin count connector interface. It includes a MIPI camera module, a MIPI decoder, and a HDMI-TX.
The MIPI camera module captures images and sends it out in a MIPI video signal package. This packet is converted into a 10-bit parallel Bayer pattern through a MIPI decoder. The data is transmitted through a FMC connector. The MIPI camera module has a built-in Voice Coil Motor (VCM) to control its focal length. Users can adjust it via the I2C interface. The D8M-FMC also includes a HDMI-TX for developers to display the processed video image on a monitor with HDMI input when the FPGA main board has no display capabilities.
The FMC connector is the standard expansion interface defined in VITA 57.1. Any main boards with a FMC connector can interface with the D8M-FMC.
Terasic D8M-FMC kit also includes camera capture and display reference designs. It comes in two versions. One is RTL code only and the other one uses components such as Altera VIP in Qsys. It enables users to rapidly be familiar with the operation of the camera module and develop custom applications based on these examples.