Arasan Announces MIPI C-PHY / D-PHY IP Combo Core Compliant to the Latest C-PHY v1.2 Specifications

Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs, announced today the immediate availability of its 2nd generation MIPI C-PHY IP Core for 12nm, 16nm, and 28nm SoC Designs

May 15, 2019, San Jose, CA: Today, Arasan Chip Systems announced the immediate availability of its MIPI C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP Core for 12nm, 16nm, and 28nm processors compliant to the C-PHY specification Version 1.2 while also being compliant to the D-PHY 1.2 Specification. The design can be enhanced to support the latest D-PHY 2.1 Specification upon customer request. The 2nd generation Combo PHY has been further improved from our first generation 28nm designs to support the C-PHY 1.2 Specification while being further optimized for ultra-low power. This new release will also reduce the area penalty when compared to a standalone D-PHY. Hence, the new C-PHY / D-PHY Combo is a universal PHY that allows our customers flexibility. Some customers may wish to have a D-PHY only design, but they may need to support or insure themselves for C-PHY support in future with negligible area impact.

The C-PHY is targeted towards camera sensor applications in the mobile and automobile SoCs. Arasan C-PHY IP seamlessly integrates with Arasan’s CSI Tx IP. It has been licensed by leading sensor manufacturers in Japan and the United States. Arasan’s 28nm C-PHY Testchip-based HDK has also been used by early adopters for compliance and interoperability testing. Arasan also offers it’s SD Card Controller + SD UHS-II PHY IP for external storage and the eMMC Controller + PHY IP on 12nm, 16nm, and 28nm processors as part of its mobile camera SoC solution.


The C-PHY / D-PHY Combo IP GDSII is immediately available for the TSMC 12nm, 16nm, and 28nm processors. Silicon Characterization Reports, Test Chips and C-PHY / D-PHY Combo HDK are also available to prospective licensees and Production / Compliance testers and vendors.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of total IP Solutions for mobile and automobile. We also look to provide the next generation of smart applications for a variety of uses. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, hardware verification kits, protocol analyzers, software stacks and drivers, and optional customization services for Ethernet, MIPI, PCIe, USB, UFS, SD, SDIO, eMMC, and UFS. Arasan’s total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams globally, who use applications that require silicon-proven and validated IP that is delivered with the ability to integrate and verify both digital, analog, and software components in the shortest possible time with minimal risk.

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