Mixel Makes Major Move on MIPI D-PHY v2.5

Mixel Makes Major Move on MIPI D-PHY v2.5
by Tom Simon on 01-09-2020 at 10:00 am

D PHY Arcitecure

The MIPI Alliance has been running hard since 2003 to stay on top of the changes in the mobile industry. MIPI now has 250 member companies and 12 active working groups, all focused on creating standards for connecting the building blocks in mobile systems. MIPI based interfaces are now used in cars, drones, IoT devices, and of course… Read More


VESA DSC Encoder Enables MIPI DSI to Support 4K resolutions

VESA DSC Encoder Enables MIPI DSI to Support 4K resolutions
by Eric Esteve on 11-08-2017 at 12:00 pm

Some of the MIPI specifications are now massively used in mobile (smartphone), like the Multimedia related specs, Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) and Display Serial Interface (DSI). These specifications are now adopted inautomotive infotainment systems, and augmented reality (AR)/ virtual reality (VR) devices. If you Read More


MIPI CSI-2 and DSI IP? Better with FPGA Prototyping Set

MIPI CSI-2 and DSI IP? Better with FPGA Prototyping Set
by Eric Esteve on 05-05-2015 at 7:00 am

Sourcing MIPI CSI-2 or DSI IP to a respected IP vendor is mandatory to build a peripheral IC or a SoC targeting mobile application as the chip maker simply can’t afford to do a re-spin because of Time-To-Market imperative. Buying this IP to a vendor also offering MIPI powered FPGA Prototyping Platforms is even better! Northwest Logic… Read More


Semiwiki Blogger at DAC: MIPI Beyond Mobile, Myth or Reality?

Semiwiki Blogger at DAC: MIPI Beyond Mobile, Myth or Reality?
by Eric Esteve on 04-27-2015 at 4:00 am

Some of the various MIPI specifications are now massively used in mobile (smartphone or tablet), especially the Multimedia related specs like Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2), Display Serial Interface (DSI) or SoundWire (even if the spec has been released in December 2014, the adoption rate is very sharp, no doubt that it will… Read More


MIPI Alliance introduces C-PHY, Synopsys launch C-PHY VIP

MIPI Alliance introduces C-PHY, Synopsys launch C-PHY VIP
by Eric Esteve on 09-18-2014 at 12:05 pm

The set of MIPI PHY specifications has enlarged during last night, as theMIPI Alliance has introduced the new C-PHY spec on September 17th, a physical layer interface for camera and display applications. “The MIPI C-PHY specification was developed to reduce the interface signaling rate to enable a wide range of high-performanceRead More


Complete IP port-folio built in less than two years!

Complete IP port-folio built in less than two years!
by Eric Esteve on 12-18-2013 at 10:47 am

We have posted several blogs related to Cadence IP strategy, or I should say new strategy. Each of these blogs was dealing with a particular product, like PCI Express gen-3 Controller IP, latest DDR4 Memory Controller or Wide I/O. This approach was equivalent to describe trees, one after one, and finally ignoring the forest! It’s… Read More


Interface PHY IP supporting Mobile Application on TSMC 20nm? Available!

Interface PHY IP supporting Mobile Application on TSMC 20nm? Available!
by Eric Esteve on 09-20-2013 at 8:42 am

If we check the many articles daily published in Semiwiki, I am sure that Moore’s Law has been mentioned every single day. There is a good reason why we constantly write about new technologies and advanced features like FinFet, FD-SOI, 450 mm wafers or double patterning: all of these are new challenges that the SC industry will have… Read More


High Speed PHY Interfacing with SSIC, UFS or PCI express in Smartphone, Media tablet and Ultrabook at Lower Power

High Speed PHY Interfacing with SSIC, UFS or PCI express in Smartphone, Media tablet and Ultrabook at Lower Power
by Eric Esteve on 09-19-2012 at 10:54 am

We have recently commented the announcement from MIPI Alliance and PCI-SIG, allowing PCI Express to be used in martphone, Media tablet and Ultrabook, while keeping decent power consumption, compatible with these mobile devices. The secret sauce is in the High Speed SerDes function selected to interface with these high data Read More