Arasan Announces its Next Generation of C-PHY℠ / D-PHY℠ Combo IP Core Compliant with the Latest MIPI Specifications

Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for IoT, mobile and automobile SoCs today announced the immediate availability of it’s MIPI C/D-PHY Combo IP core compliant with the MIPI C-PHY℠ v2.0 and D-PHY℠ 2.5 Specifications.

March 17, 2021, San Jose, CA: Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs, today announces the immediate availability of its MIPI C-PHY℠/ D-PHY℠ Combo IP which is compliant with the latest MIPI C-PHY℠ v2.0 and MIPI D-PHY℠ v2.5 specifications. The upgraded MIPI C-PHY℠ / D-PHY℠ Combo IP is seamlessly integrated with Arasan’s own MIPI CSI-2® IP and MIPI DSI® IP as part of Arasan’s Total IPTM for MIPI Imaging and Display Solutions. This 2’nd generation of Arasan’s MIPI C-PHY℠/D-PHY℠ combo IP has been re-engineered for ultra low power consumption leveraging the advantages of the FINFET Technology. 

Arasan’s MIPI C-PHY℠ v2.0 / D-PHY℠ v2.5 combo IP delivers 6 Gbps per lane for a max throughput of 24Gbps in D-PHY℠ mode and 6Gsps per trio for a max throughput of 41Gbps in C-PHY℠ mode. Other significant feature upgrades include:

  • When used with Arasan’s  MIPI CSI-2 or MIPI DSI-2®, the MIPI C-PHY℠/D-PHY℠ combo IP offers built-in test capabilities including PRBS generator and internal loopback to support cost effective tests for high volume manufacturing.
  • New power saving HS-Tx half swing mode for D-PHY℠, 
  • On-board programmable PLL with Spread Spectrum Clocking, with or without deskew calibrations and equilizations for different operating speeds of D-PHY℠,Power management functions such as reduced HS-TX swing modes and unterminated HS-RX mode. 
  • It supports ALP Mode for different applications with long channels tha t enables fast lane turnaround mode to increase bandwidth of communication in the reverse direction of the MIPI link. The ALP mode is key to the CSI-2® Unified Serial Linking capability, which decreases interface wires and helps to allow a more extensive range.

Arasan’s MIPI C-PHY℠ v2.0 / D-PHY℠ v2.5 combo IP is available to license immediately. For availability, lead time and purchase of  Test Chips (on TSMC FINFET) along with the HDK programmed with our CSI-2 or DSI-2 IP cores, please contact Arasan sales.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems, a contributing member of the MIPI Association since 2005 is a leading provider of IP for mobile storage and mobile connectivity interfaces with over a billion chips shipped with our MIPI IP. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP, AMS PHY IP, Verification IP, HDK and Software. 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. Arasan is at the forefront of this evolution of “Mobile” with its standards-based IP at the heart of Mobile SoC’s.

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