The Arasan MIPI CSI-2 Transmitter IP Core plays a crucial role as the bridge between a peripheral device, such as a display module, and a host processor, which could be a baseband or application engine. It facilitates seamless communication by providing a standardized, scalable, low-power, and high-speed interface capable of supporting a diverse range of higher image resolutions.
To efficiently handle the pixel data received from the Camera Sensor Bus, the Transmitter IP employs a sophisticated packing mechanism. This process adheres to the CSI-2 specification and considers the supported pixel formats. Additionally, the IP incorporates error correction code (ECC) or cyclic redundancy check (CRC) values into short or long packets, either as part of the header or as a Packet Footer (PF) for the payload of long packets containing pixel data. The specific selection of ECC/CRC attachment to the header depends on the connected PHY. To ensure smooth data transmission, the packets are buffered in a FIFO and transmitted to one or multiple D-PHY or C-PHY interfaces based on the camera sensor/user-defined lane distribution scheme.
The Arasan MIPI CSI-2 Transmitter boasts compliance with the MIPI CSI-2 specification version 2.1. It also supports the DPHY v2.1 and the MIPI C-PHY v1.2, providing compatibility with the latest industry standards.
Arasan offers a versatile configuration that combines the capabilities of both C-PHY and D-PHY interfaces. This implementation optimizes the utilization of high-frequency signaling pins, minimizing any unnecessary overhead while supporting the physical requirements of both interfaces. By providing this comprehensive solution, Arasan empowers customers with flexibility and versatility in their designs.
Additionally, Arasan’s MIPI CSI-2 Transmitter IP Core incorporates advanced features and optimizations to enhance performance, power efficiency, and reliability. These improvements ensure seamless integration and reliable data transfer between peripheral devices and host processors, enabling a wide range of applications across various industries.
As a trusted provider of MIPI IP solutions, Arasan continues to innovate and stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving mobile and imaging markets. Their commitment to delivering high-quality and standards-based IP solutions enables customers to develop cutting-edge products with confidence.
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