Arasan and Test Evolution announce Industry’s first C-PHY / D-PHY Combo Compliance Analyzer with Arasan’s Total MIPI IP Solution

Arasan Chip Systems a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs today announced that its MIPI DSI, CSI and C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP have been successfully implemented in Test Evolution IP110 series of protocol analyzers for C-PHY / D-PHY Combo SoC’s.


May 15, San Jose, CA:  Arasan Chip Systems is proud to announce the immediate availability of Test Evolution IP110 series C-PHY / D-PHY Combo protocol analyzers built using Arasan’s Total MIPI IP Solutions including C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP cores. The C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP is implemented in silicon on a TSMC Foundry Test Chip and forms the backbone of the Test Evolution IP110 series of protocol analyzers. Test Evolution utilized the Arasan’s C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP Hardware Development Kit (HDK) to accelerate time to market.

Test Evolution’s IP110 Protocol Analyzer has gained leadership in the market and is already in use for for compliance testing by early adopters of the MIPI C-PHY Specification, including some of the founding members of MIPI. Test Evolution’s engineers are also available for custom integration services using their extensive knowledge of the MIPI CSISM, DSISM and C-PHYSM / D-PHYSM protocols. The IP110 software architecture can easily be integrated into customer factory automation systems for regression or production testing.

“Verification and compliance testing are essential to ecosystem enablement, especially as the industry continues to evolve at an accelerated pace,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance. “As a contributing member of MIPI Alliance since 2005, Arasan has been a longtime partner in furthering the adoption of MIPI specifications. We welcome the introduction of the C-PHY/D-PHY combo Compliance Analyzer from Arasan and Test Evolution as it provides an updated solution to address new testing requirements within the industry.”

“Test Evolution’s business depends on addressing niche nascent markets like MIPI C-PHY and D-PHY, being the first out with a product while ensuring we provide a quality solution which not just brings customers to our door, but also keeps them coming back. Using Arasan’s Total MIPI IP Solutions along with their excellent support at our facilities in Boston ensured we were the first out with the tester and has helped us establish leadership in the C-PHY / D-PHY Combo Compliance Analyzer market” said Len Borow, President & CEO of Test Evolution.

“Arasan is extremely pleased with the launch of the Industry’s first Combo D-PHY and C-PHY Compliance Analyzer by Test Evolution. Our Combo D-PHY/C-PHY joins a growing list of our IP like UFS 3.0 being used by tester companies for compliance and production testing. Use of our IP in a compliance tester demonstrates the quality of our IP while also ensuring our IP’s are compliant and stay compliant as the standards evolve.” said Prakash Kamath CTO at Arasan.

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit

MIPI® is a registered trademark owned by MIPI Alliance. MIPI DSISM, MIPI CSISM, MIPI C-PHYSM and MIPI D-PHYSM are service marks of MIPI Alliance.

About Test Evolution

Test Evolution is an innovative semiconductor test provider of low-cost, standards based Semiconductor Test Solutions, and Intelligent Instruments for Rapid Post Silicon Validation. Test Evolution’s EV-series test platform builds on open industry standards such as PXI, AXIe and PCIe that enable creation of low cost, high performance systems.  Intelligent Instruments take protocol testing to the next level, and can be combined in a platform environment to enable multi-protocol system level testing of complex SoC devices for verification and production.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile storage and mobile connectivity interfaces. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, HDK and software stacks.  Arasan has a focused product portfolio targeting mobile SoC’s. The term Mobile has evolved over our two decade history to include all things mobile – starting with PDA’s in the mid 90’s to Smartphones & Tablets of the 2000’s to today’s Automobiles, Drones and IoT’s.  Arasan is at the forefront of this evolution of “Mobile” with its standards-based IP at the heart of Mobile SoC’s.

The Arasan CPHY/DPHY Combo IP

Over a billion chips have been shipped with Arasan IP including with all of the top 10 semiconductor companies.