SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 25, 2018 -- Arasan Chip Systems announces the immediate availability of its MIPI I3C HDK Total IP in a box. The I3C Total IP in a box HDK gives I3C SoC developers all the resources they need to implement MIPI I3C specifications right out of the box. The HDK contains I3C Master and Slave FPGA Boards programmed with Arasan’s I3C Master & Slave IP respectively, I3C software stacks and reference schematics. The HDK will also be compatible with open source I3C drivers. Arasan’s I3C IP Cores are fully configurable across multiple parameters through simple scripts making it suitable for a variety of Sensor applications. Arasan’s I3C IP has been validated at the RTL with multiple I3C VIP vendors and the System Level at MIPI Interoperability Sessions with participation from the major companies actively implementing the I3C specifications. This ensures Arasan’s I3C IP is interoperable with multiple vendor solutions and is compliant to the specifications.
The Arasan MIPI I3C Total IP in a Box is a fully licenseable solution: Upon successful prototyping with the MIPI I3C HDK Total IP in a box, customers can license Arasan’s I3C Master and Slave IP for either FPGA or ASIC use. The bare metal version of the software driver software source code is also licenseable while the PCB schematics will be provided free of charge to licensees.
MIPI I3C is a chip-to-chip interface that can connect all sensors in a device to the application processor. It consolidates the features of i2C, SPI and UART into a simple two wire interface. The specification achieves clock rates up to 12.5 MHz and provides options for higher performance, high-data rate modes. Another key advantage is that it can be implemented using standard I/O’s on a CMOS process. I3C is also a low power interface using a fraction of the power consumed by i2c for the same performance.
The MIPI I3C IP Core has been a hugely successful product for Arasan having been licensed by multiple companies since launch. With the MIPI Association making the I3C specification open to the public, we expect demand for I3C IP to grow exponentially. “Arasan’s MIPI I3C HDK Total IP in a box is the surest path to success”, said Sam Beal, Marketing Director at Arasan.
Details about the kit can be found at http://www.arasan.com/i3c-hdk/
Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile and the next generation of Smart applications from home to automobile. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, hardware verification kits, protocol analyzers, software stacks and drivers, and optional customization services for Ethernet, MIPI, PCIe, USB, UFS, SD, SDIO, eMMC, and UFS. Arasan’s Total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams in applications that require silicon-proven, validated IP, delivered with the ability to integrate and verify both digital, analog and software components in the shortest possible time with the lowest risk.
About the MIPI Alliance
MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 275 member companies worldwide, more than 15 active working groups, and has delivered more than 45 specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit http://www.mipi.org.