Arasan Chip Systems sees rapid market growth for MIPI IP products

March 08, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Arasan Chip Systems has announced that it is experiencing rapid growth in its MIPI IP product line. "Our MIPI product line experienced 3x growth in 2 years", stated, Andrew Haines VP of marketing. "We see a more diverse mix of customers buying a broader selection of MIPI interfaces including CSI-2, DSI, D-PHY, M-PHY SLIMbus and RFFE."

The momentum in the MIPI IP market has shifted as more and more major application processors have come to market offering MIPI interfaces. Texas instruments have been offering MIPI interfaces in their OMAP 5 family which include the MIPI Camera Interface (CSI-2), Display Interface (DSI) and High Speed Interface (HSI). But now other manufactures are jumping in.

Reporting on the Consumer Electronics Show, Electronic Engineering Times in an article titled "Intel tips Medfield specs, Lenovo, Motorola deals" reported that the Medfield application processor, which was endorsed by Lenovo and Motorola who announced plans to build phones with this new platform, contains several MIPI interfaces including CSI, DSI, and HSI. As MIPI interfaces on application processors become more and more pervasive, increasing numbers of peripheral manufacturers are offering devices compliant with these standards.

IP market forecaster IPNEST sees market growth at over 68% CAGR between now and 2015. "The MIPI market is maturing from an early adopter phase to a main stream phase, in which we expect to see rapid deployment and growth" said Eric Esteve, President of IPNEST. "The driver for MIPI adoption is lower power, higher data rates and lower cost serial interfaces."

Arasan offers the broadest line of MIPI IP products including digital and analog interfaces which include the MIPI CSI-2, DSI, D-PHY, SLIMbus, RFFE and HSI. Arasan has been a contributing member to MIPI since 2004 and four of five MIPI board members are customers for Arasan's MIPI products.

Arasan's MIPI solution follows its Total IP Solution strategy. Rather than deliver isolated IP blocks as many vendors do, the company offers a way of providing the quickest path to silicon success for its customers. This entails delivery of analog and digital IP, required software stacks and drivers, verification IP and hardware development platforms.