Arasan’s SLIMbus® Compliance Suite enables UNH-IOL validation
San Jose, California – August 12, 2009 - Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. (“Arasan”), a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) Cores, announced that the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is utilizing its SLIMbus® Compliance Suite to enable system designers to thoroughly test the compliance of their solutions with the SLIMbus® v1.01.00 specification..
The SLIMbus® protocol was developed by the MIPI® Alliance with the objective of replacing a myriad of proprietary buses with an efficient two-wire multi-drop topology. The protocol is optimized to carry digital audio and control information. The simple twowire bus relieves PCB routing congestion and eases integration of new features.
Arasan’s SLIMbus® Compliance Suite consists of an Exerciser tool to generated traffic and an Analyzer that captures and processes SLIMbus® transactions. These tools run on a Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) based host with a custom PCIe board which physically monitors the two-wire SLIMbus® interface. The analyzer snoops the two-wire SLIMbus® in order to detect, classify and store protocol packets.
System and SoC designers have long relied on the independent and rigorous compliance testing at UNH-IOL. Now, they can also test their SLIMbus® implementations at UNHIOL by using Arasan’s SLIMbus® Compliance Suite.
“Arasan is playing a key role in the standardization of SLIMbus® with the release of their SLIMbus® Compliance Suite,” said Bob Noseworthy, Chief Engineer at UNH-IOL. “By leveraging Arasan’s SLIMbus® protocol expertise, integrators will be able to use the SLIMbus® Compliance Suite to verify the compliance of their systems”.
By using Arasan’s SLIMbus® Protocol Compliance Suite, SoC system designers can quickly verify and debug potential protocol violations. The suite can be used to perform real-time or post-processing analysis by configuring event triggers, alerts and storing transactions.
“As a long standing Contributing member of the MIPI® Alliance, Arasan has deep engagements with the MIPI® ecosystem,” said Richard Timpa, Executive Vice President at Arasan. “UNH-IOL is the world’s premier independent testing facility and we are pleased that UNH is utilizing Arasan’s SLIMBbus® Compliance Suite for certification of protocol compliance.”
Arasan MIPI® IP portfolio consists of UniProSM, SLIMbus®, CSI, DSI, HSI controllers and the D-PHY. Arasan provides a “Total IP Solution” for these MIPI® controllers.
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. (www.arasan.com), 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”.
About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL is one of the networking industry’s premier third-party proving grounds for developing technologies. Approximately 200 companies use the UNH-IOL's 32,000+ sq. foot facility to extend their development and quality assurance efforts by testing and fine-tuning technologies, protocols and products for multi-vendor interoperability and conformance to standards. For more information, visit http://www.iol.unh.edu.