MIPI Soundwire IP by Arasan Chip Systems
Introduction to MIPI Soundwire:
MIPI Soundwire is a digital audio interface standard developed by the MIPI Alliance. It provides an efficient solution for transmitting audio and control data in mobile and embedded systems. Arasan Chip Systems offers a comprehensive portfolio of MIPI Soundwire IP solutions, enabling seamless integration of this standard into various applications.
Versions of the MIPI Soundwire Standard:
Arasan Chip Systems supports multiple versions of the MIPI Soundwire standard, including MIPI Soundwire v1.0, MIPI Soundwire v1.1, and MIPI Soundwire v2.0.
Features of MIPI Soundwire:
– High-speed, low-latency audio and control data transmission
– Support for multiple audio channels and advanced audio formats
– Power-efficient operation for extended battery life
– Flexible control and configuration options
– Robust error detection and recovery mechanisms
– Interoperability with other MIPI specifications
Applications of MIPI Soundwire:
MIPI Soundwire finds applications in various domains, benefiting from its versatility and performance. Some common applications include:
– Mobile devices: Smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices
– Automotive infotainment systems
– Internet of Things (IoT) devices
– Home entertainment systems
– Industrial and medical equipment
Arasan Chip Systems’ IP Portfolio:
Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of IP solutions for MIPI Soundwire. Their IP portfolio offers the following advantages:
– Compliance with the latest MIPI Soundwire specifications
– Flexible customization options to meet specific application requirements32AQ
– High-performance designs for efficient data transmission
– Robust error correction and fault tolerance capabilities
– Integration support and documentation for easy implementation
– Extensive testing and verification for reliable operation
– With Arasan Chip Systems’ IP solutions, developers can accelerate their time-to-market and ensure seamless integration of MIPI Soundwire into their audio-enabled devices.
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.