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Cadence Announces Verification IP for MIPI SoundWire™ and C-PHY

Comments(0)Filed under: Denali, VIP, CSI, SLIMbus, MIPI, MIPI Alliance, M-PHY, Cadence, M-PCIe, Verification IP, PureSpec, audio, Soundwire, C-PHY

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 specifications!

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

SoundWire is 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 at: http://ip.cadence.com/knowledgecenter/know-vip/vip-resource-pages/mipi-vip-resources

 

Moshik Rubin

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