Kawasaki Microelectronics Achieves First-Silicon Success with Mixel’s MIPI and MIPI/LVDS Unified Solutions
Mixel, Inc. announced today that Kawasaki Microelectronics (K-Micro) has licensed Mixel’s silicon-proven MIPI and MIPI/LVDS unified solutions and is deploying the IP in multiple ICs.
Mixel provided K-Micro with a complete MIPI solution including the PHY and controller. K-Micro licensed both the MIPI PHY (MXL-D-PHY-DSI-RX) and MIPI/ LVDS combo PHY MXL-MIPI- LVDS-RX. The first IP is optimized for D-PHY DSI RX applications while the second IP supports both LVDS and MIPI. Both products support 4 data lanes and operation up to a 1.0-Gbps data rate.
The controller was developed by Northwest Logic, an active participant in Mixel’s MIPI Central Ecosystem Partnership Program, which brings together best-of-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders. The controller provides a full set of DSI features including 1 to 4 lanes, peripheral and host, DPI, and DBI support. Mixel and Northwest Logic have successfully delivered the complete MIPI solution, including the PHY, controller, and the MIPI validation platform to multiple OEMs since they announced their partnership back in 2009.
“Mixel and Northwest Logic’s leadership position in the MIPI IP’s PHY and controller markets, respectively, was one of the factors that influenced our decision,” said Yusuke Yamamoto, K-Micro’s Senior Manager, Marketing & Strategic Planning Department. “The first- silicon success and the outstanding support that we have received during multiple tape-outs validated this important choice.”
Mixel’s MIPI D-PHY IP supports all the D-PHY use-cases, namely CSI master, CSI slave, DSI master, and DSI slave, in addition to the MIPI PLL, and has been silicon-proven to support 1.0-Gbps operation since 2007, and 1.5-Gbps since 2011. Mixel has so far silicon- proved its MIPI PHY in five different foundries and six different process nodes.