Smartphones have become a one-man army by incorporating fancy features like biometric authentication, telemedicine, heartrate monitoring. With increasing market demands and requirements for higher image resolutions, MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) has evolved tenfold from where it first started. MIPI CSI-2 v2.0 is designed for use in smartphones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables, medical devices, augmented and virtual reality. MIPI Board recently adopted MIPI CSI-2 Specification v3.0 and approved associated CTS documents, refer https://members.mipi.org/wg/All-members/document/download/79549.
MIPI CSI-2 v3.0 provisions a better means of capturing, as well as sensing, various objects at a distance than previous versions by providing a reduced interface wires solution (i.e. by reducing the need for additional I2C/I3C/SPI control interconnect). MIPI CSI-2 v3.0 also makes it possible to selectively process a small part of a picture in such a way that it reduces bandwidth requirement, increases frame rate and resolution specifically for vision (computer & machine) applications.
Synopsys offers comprehensive MIPI CSI-2 verification solution for all existing and next-generation technologies. Synopsys has been closely tracking the evolution of the specification & collaborating with early adopters, to provide a solid and high quality verification IP for advanced designs for Automotive,5G and Imaging applications.
Synopsys VC Verification IP for MIPI CSI-2 supports the latest version of MIPI CSI-2 v3.0 specification and is backward compatible with all the previous versions of MIPI CSI-2 (from v1.1 to v2.1).