Arasan Chip Systems
has just announced the addition of new IP cores for the MIPI Alliance
CSI-3 Receiver along with a matching Type 1 M-PHY to the companyís
expansive MIPI portfolio.
The CSI-3 Receiver and M-PHYís can be delivered to customers in
configurations of 1 to 4 receive lanes. MIPIís CSI-3 specification is
the application layer definition of the latest generation of camera
serial interface that utilizes UniPro version 1.41 as its link layer and
the M-PHY v. 2.0 as the physical layer. Like CSI-2, the CSI-3 receiver
is meant to deliver its image payload to an on-chip Image Signal
Compared to CSI-2 with D-PHY, the CSI-3/Unipro/M-PHY combination
provides higher bandwidth and lower power consumption per bit
transferred from a camera module or bridge chip to a receiver in a
mobile applications processor.
Arasan offers UniPro v. 1.41 as part of the CSI-3 Receiver IP, which is
deliverable in source RTL form with accompanying verification IP
targeted for rapid design integration.
Arasanís Type 1 M-PHYís, which are licensed separately, are designed to
be compatible with the CSI-3/UniPro PHY Adapter layer, with flexibility
in data bus widths across the RMMI interface.
Arasanís MIPI CSI-3 Receiver IP Core is available immediately for
licensing, including Verilog HDL of the IP Core, Verification IP,
synthesis scripts, and documentation. The corresponding M-PHY IP is
available as a hard macro targeted to any process node, along with all
the customer required support files and documentation.
This article originally appeared in embedded.com.