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Date: 08-12-10

IP core from Synopsys for MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI) Host Controller

Synopsys has made available its DesignWare branded IP for the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Display Serial Interface (DSI) Host Controller . With this latest addition, Synopsys' MIPI IP portfolio includes DigRFSM v3 (2.5G/3.0G) and DigRFSM v4 (4G), CSI-2, M-PHY and D-PHY protocols. The DesignWare MIPI DSI Host Controller is fully compliant to the latest MIPI Alliance specifications for DSI, Display Pixel Interface (DPI-2), Display Bus Interface (DBI-2) and Display Command Set (DCS).

Synopsys' configurable DesignWare MIPI DSI Host Controller IP enables integrating display subsystems into mobile devices through a standard interface by supporting a range of resolutions from 160x120 (QQVGA) to 1024x768 (XVGA) with configurable virtual channels. The DesignWare MIPI DSI Host Controller can support up to four data lanes at speeds of up to 1 Gbps of data per lane, providing a high-speed serial interface between an application processor and MIPI DSI-compliant display. Interface to the MIPI D-PHY can be done through the PHY Protocol Interface (PPI), as defined in the MIPI Alliance specification for the D-PHY (v.1.00.00).

"We believe the mobile market has reached an inflection point in adopting MIPI protocols such as DSI as the de-facto standard in mobile SoCs," said Randy Lawson, Principal Analyst of iSuppli Corporation. "We project the continued rapid adoption of the MIPI DSI protocol by the smartphone market to reach over 63 percent penetration by 2013."

"The specifications from the MIPI Alliance enable faster deployment of new features and services across the mobile ecosystem," said Joel Huloux, Chairman of MIPI Alliance. "As an active contributor to the MIPI working groups, Synopsys' efforts to support the MIPI DSI specification helps speed the adoption of the display protocol."

"By providing a comprehensive portfolio of proven and compliant IP for the MIPI standards such as DSI, CSI-2, D-PHY, DigRF v3/v4 and M-PHY, Synopsys helps designers incorporate display, camera and mobile broadband connectivity into their devices with less risk and improved time-to-market, " said John Koeter, Vice President of Marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "The new DesignWare DSI Host Controller delivers a strong combination of low power, small silicon area and high performance, which are key requirements for advanced displays used in mobile devices."

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Editorial Product Rating: *** (High Value)

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