The mobile industry processor interface (MIPI®) standard defines industry specifications for the design of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and hybrid devices. MIPI interfaces play a strategic role in 5G mobile devices, connected car and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The MIPI standard defines three unique physical (PHY) layer specifications: MIPI D-PHY®, M-PHY® and C-PHY®. MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY physical layers support camera and display applications, while the high-performance camera, memory and chip-to-chip applications are supported on top of the M-PHY layer. We can help you test all key measurement parameters according to the MIPI standard and ensure the performance of your mobile devices.

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MIPI Design and Simulation

You need to design mobile devices that address the evolving data storage, data transfer, display, camera, memory, power, and other requirements defined by MIPI specifications. Your customers demand higher performance, real time streaming of multimedia content and feature-rich applications. We can help you simulate and test all required parameters during the design phase, to avoid costly changes after first prototype.

MIPI Transmitter Test

You need to test the performance of your MIPI transmitter device to ensure it is not the root cause of signal impurities at the receiving end of the transmission line. MIPI D-PHY, M-PHY and C-PHY all have unique transmitter test challenges. With hundreds of tests to be performed, you can save significant test time by using automated compliance test software. We can help you quickly and accurately test the performance of your MIPI transmitter devices so you can get them to market faster.

MIPI Receiver Test

You need to test your MIPI receiver device to ensure it can properly detect the digital signal content of an input signal. It is important to test it against a worst-case stress condition to account for signal degradation in the transmission channel. You need an accurate high-speed signal stimulus, as well as bit error detection capabilities, to test the performance of your MIPI receiver. Automated compliance test software enables you to quickly test all key parameters of your designs. We can help you efficiently and thoroughly test the performance of your MIPI receiver devices.

MIPI Impedance / Return Loss

In multi-gigabit systems, the impedance of active devices must be properly evaluated to provide insight into signal integrity issues. For transmission measurements, the device characteristics between the power-on state and the power-off state are different. As a result, impedance analysis under actual operating conditions is required. If there is more than one impedance mismatch in the link, multiple reflections occur and degrade signal integrity. We can help you perform fast and accurate impedance and return loss measurements, in both time and frequency domains, to ensure reliable system performance.

MIPI Protocol Test

Protocol validation occurs predominately at the interface layer. There are many different protocols supported on the PHY layer of the MIPI specifications, including CSI-2, DSI-1, DigRF, CSI-3, UFS, UniPro, SSIC, and MPCIe. Each protocol has its own unique requirements and tests. For both MIPI D-PHY and M-PHY protocols, there is a stack between the physical and link layer, as well as between the transport and high-level application layer. To truly identify where an error exists, it is ideal to be able to "see into" that stack. We can help you achieve broad and deep insight into your mobile designs.

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