The RAA279972 is a high-definition analog video decoder designed for automotive applications. It supports single-ended, differential, and pseudo-differential analog composite high-definition AHL video inputs. The high-quality 10-bit video ADC converts the signal to digital, and a proprietary AHL adaptive comb filter separates Luma and Chroma data to output a YUV422 digital video signal over a two-lane MIPI-CSI2 interface or a DVP/BT.656 parallel interface. The RAA279972 has integrated short-to-battery and short-to-ground detection and image enhancement feature, making it an ideal solution for demanding high-resolution automotive camera applications. When paired with the RAA279971 encoder, an analog video link is established over a single wire pair.


  • AHL Video Decoder
    • Software-selectable analog input control allows for combinations of single-ended and differential
    • Built-in programmable analog anti-alias filter
    • 10-bit ADCs and analog clamping circuit with up to 150MHz sampling frequency
    • Fully programmable static gain or automatic gain control
    • Programmable white peak control for the Y channel
    • 4-H adaptive comb filter Y/C separation
    • Digital sub-carrier PLL for accurate color decoding
    • Digital horizontal PLL for synchronization processing and pixel sampling
    • Automatic color control and color killer
    • Programmable output cropping
  • Video Processing
    • Programmable hue, brightness, saturation, contrast, and sharpness.
    • Image enhancement with peaking and CTI
    • Black/White stretch
  • MIPI Output
    • MIPI 1.1 compliant unidirectional output format
    • YUV 422 output format
    • Up to 1.0Gbps
    • 1–2 lane
  • Pseudo BT.656 Output
    • 8-bit parallel output with embedded sync
    • Separate HREF and VREF
    • Simultaneous output with MIPI
  • Miscellaneous
    • Power save and Power-down mode
    • Short-to-battery detection test
    • Short-to-ground detection test
    • Two-wire host serial bus interface
    • Single 27MHz crystal for all operations
    • 1.8V – 3.3V I/O operation
    • 1.8V/3.3V power supply
    • 48 Ld QFN 
    • AEC-Q100 qualified





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Automotive High-Definition Link (AHL) Video Transmission Technology

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