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Belgium-based LnK develops MIPI SLIMbus test solutions, including a protocol analyzer, a traffic generator, and an audio bridge. When the company was developing its I2S-SLIMbus Audio Bridge, which links SLIMbus audio components with traditional audio analyzers, it needed robust and reliable IP.
Xavier Lambrecht is LnK’s managing director. At the time, he knew that Evatronix (whose IP business is now a part of Cadence) was working with the SLIMbus specification and was close to having working IP. The two companies began collaborating, and out of this came an agreement that Evatronix would provide the IP for SLIMbus and that LnK would test and validate the core. The IP for SLIMbus that has resulted from this work is now part of Cadence’s IP portfolio.
“We found a few bugs when we ran the initial IP core through the tests, and discussed and fixed these bugs with the team. As a result, the Cadence IP for SLIMbus is very robust and probably the most compliant on the market,” said Lambrecht.
Read more here to learn how LnK achieved faster time to market for its SLIMbus audio bridge product, while ensuring that its customers could minimize their risks when moving to silicon. There are also more details here about IP for the SLIMbus specification.