LONDON – Cosmic Circuits Pvt. Ltd., a licensor of analog and mixed-signal IP cores, has announced the availability of its MIPI M-Phy core designed for implementation in a 40-nm manufacturing process technology.
The MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices.
The MIPI M-PHY integrates capability for both the G1 and G2 high-speed modes. The IP also supports both the SYS and PWM low-speed modes. Cosmic Circuits (Bangalore, India) offers data converters, analog front-ends for wireless and audio, power management, clocking and low-power connectivity.
"The MIPI standards continue to see increased adoption in the mobile space, and we plan to offer the M-PHY in other process nodes in the coming months to keep pace with adopter interest," said Sundararajan Krishnan, director of IP at Cosmic Circuits.
For MIPI D-PHY in 40nm (40LP), there are a few other companies: Synopsys, Mixel (small company), Arasan. I think most of them are working on or have M-PHY already, as well. Some are silicon proven, some aren't. For ex., Synopsys is expensive, but does a good job at proving out their IP (test chips, characterization, etc.).
Designed for implementation means that it has not yet been implemented at 40nm- correct? That seems to be the issue for some of the smaller IP companies- they need a customer to prove out their design..
It is good to see cosmic circuits taking up the lead in the 40nm cores for analog front end for M-PHY. A leading semi conductor company also awarded them recently. But I’m not able to recollect the details.
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