One could argue that camera has been the most fascinating feature of smart phones in recent years. The latest camera phones are capable of not only capturing minute details with multi-mega pixels, but also sensing the presence of various objects. MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) is a high-bandwidth interface between a camera and a host processor. MIPI CSI-2 v1.1 got introduced in 2011 to fulfill the basic camera requirements of mobile applications. Next generation MIPI CSI-2 v2.0 and v2.1 have evolved to meet the requirements of emerging imaging and vision applications like wearables, IoT, drones, automotive, and security surveillance beyond smart phones. Read our previous blog to know more about MIPI CSI-2 v2.0: Emerging Applications in IoT, Drones and Automotive. The new features of MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 are outlined below:
Synopsys VC Verification IP for MIPI CSI-2 supports the latest MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 and v2.0 specifications. In May 2017, Synopsys announced the availability of the industry’s first VIP and source code test suite for MIPI CSI-2℠ v2.0, MIPI D-PHY℠ v2.1, MIPI C-PHY℠ v1.2, and MIPI M-PHY℠ v4.1. Synopsys continued leadership with the availability of VIP and source code test suite for the latest MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 specification. VC VIP provides a comprehensive set of protocol, methodology, verification, and productivity features enabling users to achieve rapid verification of MIPI CSI-2 TX and RX devices. To learn more about Synopsys’ MIPI CSI-2 and other VIP please visit http://synopsys.com/vip.