Accelerates Design of Mobile Phone SoCs with support for multiple Baseband and Display Interfaces
San Jose, California – Oct. 2, 2008 – Arasan Chip Systems Inc., “Arasan” a leader in Intellectual Property (IP) solutions – IP cores, Verification IP (VIP), Software Drivers and Stacks and Hardware Solutions, today announced the first Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPITM) Display Serial Interface (DSI) IP commercially available on the market. DSI is a high-speed, high-resolution, serial interconnect bus offering connectivity to display devices in cell phones, mobile internet devices and consumer products.
Arasan’s DSI IP cores are fully compliant with MIPI DSI specification 1.01 addressing all Host and Device requirements. Arasan’s highly configurable DSI IP is architected to support 1 to 4 lanes providing up to 4 Gbps throughput. It can support a variety of native host interfaces - AHB, AXI, OCP or customer specific interfaces, providing seamless integration into any baseband system. This seamless integration continues onto the display interface with support for Display Bus Interface (DBI) and/or Display Pixel Interface (DPI). Display Command Set (DCS), an application-layer specification for smart panels, is also supported.
“Following the recent announcement of our Strategic Mobile Initiative, Arasan is proud to be the first and only IP company to provide fully compliant DSI IP cores to the industry, demonstrating our commitment to our customers building the next generation mobile chipsets.” said Kevin Yee, Vice President of Marketing at Arasan. “Today, we have several key customers who have completed test and verification of their SoCs incorporating the Arasan cores.”
Designed for easy integration into any SoC development, the IP includes features to meet the diverse display needs in today’s rapidly changing mobile market: support for multiple display panels, virtual channels, command mode or video mode, higher resolutions, lower power and native interfaces to existing display interfaces. The DSI IP implementation will reduce pin count, power consumption and system costs while improving interoperability for next generation mobile devices. The Arasan IP cores provide a “Total IP Solution” for mobile digital display applications.
The Arasan DSI IP cores are readily available and have been validated in customer designs.
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. , based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world leading supplier of IP and the “Total IP Solution” ranging from Intellectual Property (IP), Verification IP (VIP), Hardware Development Kits, Validation Platforms, Software Drivers / Stacks, and Design Services. Arasan delivers technology-leading IP solutions like MIPI, SD / SDIO, USB, PCI, Ethernet, MMC, CE-ATA, CF+, NAND and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan’s goal is to enable designers to accelerate their development and simplify their production of complex system-on-chip (SoCs). Arasan provides a competitive advantage through a combination of domain expertise, silicon proven IP, hardware / software tools, and customized service… the “Total IP Solution”.