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MIPI UniPro: Major Differentiating Features, Benefits and Verification Challenges

MIPI UniPro is a recent addition to mobile chip-to-chip interconnect technology. It’s got many useful features to meet the requirements of mobile applications. That’s perhaps why Google’s Project Ara has selected MIPI UniPro and MIPI M-PHY as its backbone interconnects.

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Get Ready for IoT with Synopsys PCIe VC Verification IP Workshop

Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting billions of intelligent “things” to our fingertips. The ability to sense countless amounts of information that communicates to the cloud is driving innovation into IoT applications. Servers powering the cloud will have to scale to handle these billions of intelligent things. As a preparation to that PCIe Gen 4 has been introduced. It is capable of supporting 16 T transfers/s. Current primary market driver for the PCIe Gen4 application seems to be server storage space.

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MIPI UniPro for PCIe Veterans

The MIPI Unified Protocol (UniPro) specification defines a layered protocol for interconnecting devices and components within mobile device systems. It is applicable to a wide range of component types including application processors, co-processors, and modems. MIPI UniPro powers the JEDEC UFS, MIPI DSI2 and MIPI CSI3 applications. As of now, MIPI UniPro has been adopted the most in the mobile storage segment through JEDEC UFS. Adoption of MIPI UniPro  and MIPI M-PHY provides lower power and higher performance solutions.

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Posted in Data Center, Interface Subsystems, Methodology, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY, PCIe, Unipro |

 

MIPI Soundwire Test Suite

Here, we describe how easy it is to integrate and validate a SoundWire design using Synopsys SoundWire VIP Test Suite.

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Posted in Audio, Interface Subsystems, MIPI, Mobile SoC, Soundwire |

 

Verifying MIPI interfaces in SoCs

It is estimated that every smartphone now uses some aspect of the MIPI standards. Last year, one billion phones, and about 6 to 7 billion phone ICs, included a MIPI interface of some sort. MIPI interfaces, especially for cameras and displays, have spread beyond the mobile world into other markets, such as automotive, industrial, medical, the IoT and the digital home/office.

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Benefits of MIPI Soundwire

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats, including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM), are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. Later, we discussed Digital Audio Streams and Channels. Here, we will talk about the merits MIPI Soundwire protocol has over other available digital audio interfaces.

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MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Streams and Channels

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. Here we will discuss Digital Audio Streams and Channels.

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MIPI Soundwire: Pulse Density Modulation (PDM)

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. In the last blog post on Soundwire, we discussed Pulse Code Modulation.

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MIPI Soundwire: Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire.

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MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified

MIPI Alliance has come up with a new protocol standard for sound interface called SoundWire. SoundWire is a robust, scalable, low complexity, low power, low latency, two-pin (clock and data) multi-drop bus that allows for the transfer of multiple audio streams and embedded control/commands. To understand its specification and design verification needs, it is important to understand basics of digital audio transmission.

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