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Archive for 2013

 

Demonstrating M-PHY v3.0 Silicon

MIPI M-PHY is a promising technology, intended to be used across multiple applications and utilized by standard organizations such as JEDEC for UFS, USB for SSIC, and PCI-SIG for Mobile PCIe. We have been working in the past several months to develop and prove M-PHY in HS-Gear3 operation as the specification evolves in the MIPI PHY Work group. Our deep involvement in the group allowed us to develop the M-PHY which is fully compliant to the latest M-PHY v3.0 specification. In March 2013 during the MIPI Face-to-face meeting we demonstrated M-PHY operation in HS-Gear3 and showed it to everyone on the floor. I received a lot of requests to share the video of this demo and now it is ready.

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Meeting power, performance and reusability requirements for mobile systems

Discussing and sharing opinions is what drives our industry forward; however sharing ideas becomes more challenging in our time where competition is intense. This is true for any industry but even more relevant to the high-pace mobile market where wrong move can cost you a fortune. It is that important then to stay connected and aligned with market trends so you’re not caught off guard and mitigate design and market risks while enabling to take a leadership position.

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Shifting to High Speed Gear 3

The MIPI alliance announced the release of M-PHY v3.0 in Barcelona which solidifies the Gear3 and other specs enhancements. From the press release I can quote this:M-PHY® v3.0 delivers a low-power, scalable physical layer with a data rate range nearing 6Gbps. CSI-3 has been adopted and is available for MIPI Alliance members. LLI v2.0 and M-PHY® v3.0 are scheduled for adoption by the end of April 2013.

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Design for Phablets

I spent last week at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, where Synopsys also demonstrated our D-PHY, CSI-2 and DSI protocols running in hardware and connecting to Agilent test equipment and UNH conformance test suite.

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JEDEC UFS v1.1 in Silicon

Toshiba’s launch of the Industry’s First Embedded NAND Flash memory module compliant with JEDEC UFS v1.1 marks an impressive milestone for the mobile storage market space.

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