The MIPI I3C host interface is an evolutionary standard that improves upon the features of I2C, while maintaining backward compatibility. This standard offers a flexible multi-drop interface between the host processor and peripheral sensors to support the growing usage of sensors in embedded systems.
The Arasan I3C Host Controller IP implements Host Controller functionality as defined by the MIPI Alliance’s I3C Specification. The I3C bus is used for various sensors in the mobile/automotive system where the Host Controller transfers data and control between itself and various sensor devices. The I3C Host Controller implements support for legacy I2C Device Controllers, Clock frequency scaling, Open-drain and Push-pull operation of I3C Interface, and Dynamic Addressing support.
Arasan has participated in multiple MIPI I3C Interop Workshops to ensure compliance of its I3C Host IP, I3C Device IP, I3C Software and HDK