PM-CIBI-130 HD-SDI Interface for Sony FCB-MA130 block cameras

The Pegasus CIBI-130 is a highly compact HD-SDI interfacing solution for the Sony FCB-Micro family of camera modules. It enables camera integrators to harvest the full advantage of the compact FCB-Micro camera module size in professional video applications.


  • Interface to Sony FCB-Micro Family
  • SMPTE 292M HD-SDI Interface
  • Video
    • 720p60
    • 1080p30
  • Control over RS-232 or RS-485
    • VISCA Protocol Support


  • Small footprint
  • Robust design
  • Lightweight
  • VISCA Compatible
  • Long-reach control



The SMPTE HD-SDI interface allows robust transmission of high definition 720p and 1080p video over long distances using standard 75ohm coaxial cable. With the CIBI-130 and the Sony FCB-Micro camera, high definition video can be transmitted from highly constrained spaces, to be used in professional A/V systems.

The CIBI-130 implements a SMPTE 292M HD-SDI interface, providing SMPTE 296M (720p60) and SMPTE 274M (1080p30) video streaming options.
A unique feature of the CIBI-130 is the control of FCB-Micro modules over the VISCA protocol, facilitating integration of the module in systems and applications interoperable with Sony’s FCB block camera modules. The VISCA protocol operates over a standard RS-232 interface, which can be reconfigured to RS-485 for long distance control.

The CIBI-130 includes nonvolatile storage allowing persistent storage of camera parameters. The default setup provides 1080p30 video streaming with the FCB-Micro camera connected directly out of the box. The control serial link can operate as RS-232 or RS-485, selectable via on-board DIP switches.
The CIBI-130 interfaces with the FCB-Micro’s parallel CMOS interface or the MIPI CSI-2 interface. YCbCr 4:2:2 data or MIPI CSI-2 data is transferred over a 45 pin, 0.5mm pitch FFC/FPC cable. External 5-12V power is sufficient to power both the camera module and the CIBI-130, removing the need for a separate power supply. All of the required voltage regulators required to power the FCB-MA130 camera module are integrated.


Video Interface


Supported video format(s)

1920x1080 @ 30 fps (SMPTE 274M)

1280x720 @ 60 fps (SMPTE 296M)

Control Interface

VISCA Protocol (FCB-EV7500 compatible)



Input connectivity

Sony FCB-MA130

16-bit CMOS Parallel

YCbCr 4:2:2

45-pin 0.35mm pitch FPC/FFC Cable

Matching p/n (Molex): 15015-0245

Output connectivity

DIN 1.0/2.3 Connector

Typ. P/N: Amphenol Connex 282139-75

Power/Control Connectivity

Hirose DF13A-7P-1.25H(50)
Mating socket: DF13-7S-1.25C

Power supply

5-12V DC


Dimensions (metric):

63.00 x 20.00 x 12.50 mm

Dimensions (inches):

(2.530’’ x 0.787’’ x 0.492’’)


13.52 g (0.477 oz)

Mounting provisions:

4x M1,6 mounting holes

DIN Connector bulkhead screw


Operating temperature:

-40°C - 85°C

Storage temperature:

-40°C - 85°C


PM-CIBI-130 Brochure 1.3 HOT
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