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September 21, 2012

EVE Launches Two Wireless SoC Accelerated Validation Platforms

By Sujata Garud, TMCnet Contributor

EVE has launched two new wireless system-on-chip (SoC) validation platforms that support the Mobile Industry Processor (News - Alert) Interface (MIPI) Alliance wireless standards for Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) and Display Serial Interface (DSI). The e-zTest MIPI CSI-2 and e-zTest MIPI DSI allow fast configuration of virtual cameras and virtual displays, along with an interface to a device under test (DUT) in the high-performance ZeBu SoC emulation system. The virtual test environment offers network accessibility of the design to any hardware or software engineer. The new platforms, available now, are the first commercial synthesizable virtual components for SoC emulation that meet MIPI standards.

e-zTest MIPI CSI (News - Alert)-2 includes a user-configurable virtual camera with resolutions up to 12 megapixels, application programming interfaces (APIs) for fast integration of the platform with the DUT and development of test programs, including playback of stored files or self-generated test patterns. It supports CSI-2 data and control interfaces, a protocol analyzer, and transaction and data logging and displays.

e-zTest MIPI DSI provides a high-resolution virtual display environment for processed camera or other mobile device information to be captured, displayed and analyzed on a virtual screen without the need for speed adaption hardware. The virtual display includes menus for video playback control, on-screen display of all display settings, and provides real-time updates of the frame rate and bandwidth. It includes a protocol analyzer, and transaction and data monitors and logging.

They support CSI-2 and DSI transactions over the MIPI D-PHY physical layer. Support is provided for the generic MIPI D-PHY PPI interface and has been tested to be plug-n-play with Mixel's D-PHY IP, licensed by an analog/mixed-signal semiconductor supplier, and a mutual customer of both companies.

Luc Burgun, president and CEO at EVE, said, “With new MIPI-based wireless virtual components, we maintain our leadership position by supplying the broadest range of accelerated SoC virtual verification environments that now stands at more than 30. These application-specific debug solutions offer design teams the ability to lead their markets with working silicon faster than their competition."

Ashraf Takla, president and CEO of Mixel, said, "We worked closely with EVE's engineering team to support our mutual customer using the new e-zTest MIPI CSI-2 validation platform. Together, we are assuring that our products are seamlessly integrated so they can be used effectively and effortlessly, and that they will be widely adopted by the MIPI ecosystem."

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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