FAQ Should I use pixel or tunneling mode in my camera system?

Tunneling should be used if possible. Pixel mode is more flexible and should be used only if the following situations apply (possible work arounds in parenthesis):

  • GMSL device does not support tunneling mode (switch to newer devices)
  • Synchronous aggregation is required (switch to SoCs that utilize virtual channels)
  • Editing of datatype or Virtual channels required (make changes to image sensor config)
  • not all data goes to each output port (duplicate data to all ports, and have the SoC ignore unwanted data)