VC Verification IP for MIPI DigRFv4


Synopsys VC Verification IP for MIPI DigRF provides a comprehensive set of protocol, methodology, verification and productivity features, enabling users to achieve rapid verification of the interface between a Baseband IC (BBIC) and a Radio Frequency IC (RFIC) in a mobile terminal. It provides support for high speed and low speed operations with multiple standby modes and simplifies testbench development by enabling engineers to use a single VIP to verify multiple speeds across the full DigRF protocol. 

MIPI DigRFv4 Protocol Features

Protocol Layer

  • Configurable low speed (LS) mode, high speed (HS1P, HS2P, HS1S, HS2S) modes, and multiple standby modes (SLEEP, STALL, HIBERNATE)
  • Configurable 1/2/3/4 Tx Lane(s), and 1/2/3/4 Rx Lane(s) per sublink
  • Support for data/control logic channels, ICLC messages, nested frames, dummy frames, IDLE symbols, marker symbols (SOF, EOF and EOT)
  • Link test modes: Ping Message and Clock Test mode
  • Programmable parameters like PREPARE length, SYNC pattern length
  • CRC generation, Error Detection and Retransmission (ARQ scheme: NACK)


Physical Layer

  • M-PHY Serial and Parallel (RMMI) Interface
  • Serializer (M-TX) or Deserializer (M-RX), 8B10B coding (M-TX) or 8B10B decoding (M-RX)
  • Support for capability, status and configuration attributes