Anyone who has been involved in designing mobile devices
in recent years is familiar with the MIPI
alliance -- a non-profit organization, which took the mission to
standardize all interfaces of mobile device systems: from the camera sensor
through the RF, all the way to the battery and ultra fast PHYs -- 30 different
But that’s just the beginning. The MIPI engineers don’t
stand still and are working these days on two brand new specifications: SoundWire™ and C-PHY.
a new digital audio interface specification that enables bi-directional digital
communication with focus on low complexity and low gate count, making it
attractive to many mobile designs. C-PHY is a new PHY standard,
providing improved performance while maintaining backward compatibility for
MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface), one of the most popular MIPI interfaces.
Cadence, a long time MIPI Contributor member, today (March 12) announced the availability of Verification IP for SoundWire and C-PHY to
support its realization by the MIPI early adopter members. A first demo of
the new Verification IP was presented at the MIPI alliance F2F meeting in
Chicago this week (more on what happened there will be posted in another blog).
Learn more about Cadence Verification IP for MIPI Protocols