Arasan brings expertise in serial audio and over one hundred design wins with MIPI® SLIMbus℠ to the MIPI SoundWire℠ standard.
Soundwire is suited for small, cost-sensitive audio peripherals such as modern digital Class-D amplifiers and digital microphones. The Total MIPI SoundWire IP Solution from Arasan enables early adopters the fastest path to adoption of this new standard by offering a comprehensive IP package that includes the Verilog RTL source code for Master and Slave, fully validated for compliance with the standard, a comprehensive test environment with a compliance suite for verification of the IP package, a SoundWire Hardware Development Kit (“HDK”) for FPGA prototyping, a SoundWire protocol analyzer and a complete SoundWire software stack.
Key features include:
- Unified transport of PDM and PCM data well suited for modern digital audio solutions
- Transporting all of payload data channels, control information, and setup commands over a single two-pin interface
- Clock scaling and optional multiple data lanes to give wide flexibility in data rate to match system requirements
- Lower clock frequency, and hence lower power consumption, by use of DDR data transmission
The Total MIPI SoundWire IP Solution is fully configurable for a number of options like data ports, SoundWire bus lanes, and audio sample widths to meet a wide range of audio applications. The Arasan Total MIPI SoundWire IP Solution addresses a multitude of audio applications for smartphones, tablets, mobile PCs, and other devices.
“SoundWire is the culmination of years of efforts by MIPI for a simpler audio interface for mobile platforms,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance.
SoundWire for Mobile Audio White Paper