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Mixel MIPI D-PHY IP Integrated into Teledyne e2v Snappy CMOS Image Sensors

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
San Jose, California – May 29, 2019. Mixel® Inc., a leader in mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), and Teledyne Imaging, a leader in sensor, signal generation, and image processing, today announced that Mixel MIPI® IP has been successfully integrated into Teledyne e2v Snappy 2-Megapixel and 5-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor IC products.

Mixel MIPI D-PHY IP integrated into Multiple Teledyne e2v Snappy CMOS Image Sensors with first-time silicon success, and now moving into production.

The Snappy 2M CMOS image sensor combines full HD resolution in a 1 / 2.8 inch optical format thanks to an advanced 2.8μm low-noise global shutter, with features for fast and economic barcode identification and many industrial scanning applications. The Snappy 5M CMOS image sensor builds on the Snappy 2M infrastructure, enabling fast, extended range scanning and includes powerful, unique, patented features and region of interest modes.

The Snappy family of sensors facilitates several applications, including embedded industrial imaging systems, drones/UAVs, IoT edge devices, intelligent surveillance cameras and augmented reality/virtual reality. In addition, both the Snappy 2M and 5M sensors have identical software and hardware requirements, enabling a complete range of scanners/cameras at different resolutions from a single system design effort.

Mixel provided Teledyne e2v with the MIPI D-PHYSM and controller IP. Teledyne e2v achieved first-time silicon success and is now moving into high-volume production. The MIPI solution is comprised of two IP products delivered fully validated and integrated, namely: a MIPI D-PHY Transmitter and a MIPI CSI-2SM Host Controller Core. The CSI-2 Controller IP is developed by Northwest Logic, an active participant in Mixel’s MIPI Central Ecosystem Partnership Program, which brings together best-of-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders.

The D-PHY link can operate with 1 to 4 lanes, supporting 4.8Gbps aggregate data rate. It uses a clock-forwarded synchronous link that provides high noise immunity and high jitter tolerance.

The Mixel MIPI IP has been integrated in both of Teledyne e2v’s Snappy products and will be integrated in other new products as well.

“Mixel’s silicon-proven MIPI IP portfolio, wide coverage of process nodes, and outstanding IP metrics were important factors in our selection process. Our partnership with Mixel enabled us to achieve first-time silicon success and go into production with two different products in record time,” said Gareth Powell, Teledyne e2v’s Marketing Manager. “Mixel’s support during the integration phase was excellent and the bring-up went so smoothly we hardly needed any further support from Mixel,” he added.

Mixel’s MIPI PHY IPs have been silicon-proven at eight different nodes and eight foundries, giving Mixel the widest coverage in the industry.
“We are delighted to see Teledyne, a new Mixel customer, achieve first time success and go to production with multiple products, using the same Mixel IP,” said Ashraf Takla, Mixel’s President and CEO. “It is also exciting to see Mixel IP integrated into Teledyne’s products in market segments addressing beyond-mobile applications such as embedded industrial imaging systems, drones/UAVs, and many others,” he added.

Mixel will be demonstrating many of its own and its customers’ products at MIPI Alliance’s MIPI DevCon Stuttgart developers conference in June.

About Mixel:
Mixel is a leading provider of mixed-signal IPs and offers a wide portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel’s mixed-signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as MIPI D-PHYSM, MIPI M-PHY®, MIPI C-PHYSM, LVDS, and many dual mode PHY supporting multiple standards. Mixel was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with global operation to support a worldwide customer base. For more information contact Mixel at or visit You can also follow Mixel on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

About Northwest Logic:
Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Hillsboro, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance Memory Interface Solution (HBM2, GDDR6, DDR4/3, LPDDR4), Expresso Solution (PCI Express Gen5/4/3 & DMA cores and drivers, and MIPI Solution (MIPI CSI-2, MIPI DSI-2SM). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit

About Teledyne Imaging
Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading-edge technology companies aligned within the Teledyne brand. With unrivalled expertise across the electromagnetic spectrum and decades of experience, the group offers world-leading capabilities in sensing, signal generation and processing. The collective delivers innovative solutions to aerospace, defense, geospatial, machine and industrial vision, medical and life sciences, semiconductors and MEMs. For more information, visit

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has over 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit

MIPI® and MIPI M-PHY® are registered trademarks owned by MIPI Alliance. MIPI CSI-2SM, MIPI DSISM, MIPI DSI-2SM, MIPI C-PHYSM and MIPI D-PHYSM are service marks of MIPI Alliance. Mixel® and the Mixel logo are registered trademarks of Mixel, Inc.