Accelerates Design of Mobile Phone SoCs With Support for ISP and Camera Sensors
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oct 31, 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 fully compliant Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI(tm)) Camera Serial Interface (CSI) IP commercially available on the market. CSI is a high-speed, serial interconnect bus offering connectivity to camera sensors and ISPs in cell phones, mobile internet devices and consumer products.
Arasan's CSI IP cores are compliant with MIPI CSI-2 specification 1.0 addressing all Tx/Rx requirements. Arasan's highly configurable CSI IP cores are architected to support 1 to 4 lanes providing up to 4 Gbps throughput. They can support a variety of native host interfaces -- APB, AHB, AXI, OCP, Micro-Controller or customer specific interfaces, providing seamless integration to any camera sensor or image processor. The IP cores supporting all pixel and image formats are configurable to interface to a variety of low-end and high-end camera sensors and image processors. Optionally, the IP cores also support compression/decompression with predictor algorithms.
"Mobile phone cameras are becoming a default requirement and consumers' appetite for more features, functions, and higher resolutions is clearly evident in the market," said Kevin Yee, Vice President of Marketing at Arasan. "Arasan's CSI-2 solution provides a means to feed this desire and build upon our Strategic Mobile Initiative, helping customers to accelerate designs in the mobile space."
Designed for easy integration into any SoC development, the IP includes features to meet the diverse camera needs in today's rapidly changing mobile market: multiple camera sensors, range of pixel arrays, high-performance ISPs, and native interfaces to system buses. The CSI IP implementation will reduce pin count, power consumption and system costs while improving interoperability for next generation mobile devices. In addition to mobile phones, the Arasan IP cores provide a "Total IP Solution" for portable applications such as laptop cameras, mobile internet devices and gaming platforms.
The Arasan CSI-2 IP cores are readily available and have been integrated into several 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."