MIPI CSI-2v2 C/D-PHY Intelligent Generator – Preliminary




  • Compliant with MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 Version 2.0 (CSI-2v2)
  • All packet types and data formats
  • 2.5 Gbps D-PHY and 2.5Gsps C-PHY data transfer rate per data lane
  • Scalable 1 to 4 data lane configuration
  • Supports detailed protocol testing including full use case scenarios
  • Self-checking, seed–based random test cases
  • Complex transaction capture for detailed coverage and debug
  • Scoreboard generator data and errors for off-line debug and statistical analysis
  • Advanced test creation environment with portability to pre-silicon and repeatable test cases, using CSI-2 test suite.
  • Multi-link testing with InstrumentSync featuresCSITool


CSI-2 Protocol Capabilities

  • Compliant with MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 v2.0 (CSI-2v2)
  • Supports MIPI CSI Receiver Protocol Conformance Test Suite (v1.01)
  • Provides MIPI CSI-2 generator capabilities
  • Supports up to 2.5 Gsps transfer rate per C-PHY Lane  and 2.5 Gbps per D-PHY Lane in HS mode
  • Supports all defined data formats
  • Supports LPDT operation from 1-10MHz.
  • Lane deskew
  • Scalable 1 to 4 Data Lane configuration
  • Virtual channel support
  • Operates in continuous and non-continuous clock modes
  • Supports all packet types
  • Supports CCI commands
  • Video Mode for fast multi-frame source from memory

Regressions, Debugging, and CoverageDataLogger

The CSI-2 C/D-PHY IG has a robust event-based infrastructure that is used for capturing generated and captured data during execution of tests. Using this data, real-time viewing of CSI-2 & C/D-PHY operation is simple.  For example, time-correlated viewing of C/D-PHY and CSI-2 events, both HS and LP, including errors.

The CSI-2 C/D-PHY IG comes with a CTS conformance test suite that can be the basis of a complete CSI-2 regression suite. The CSI-2 C/D-PHY IG has a powerful programming API that accesses all of the instrument capabilities, and provides for thorough generation and self-checking using events and statistics.  A basic GUI is also available, including a data-logger for regressions.

In addition, the same event infrastructure can be used to build a functional coverage model. This model can be imported into a UCDB – Unified Coverage Data Base – that may be shared with pre-silicon, or into a separate post-silicon database.


CSI-2 C/D-PHY Intelligent Analyzer datasheet is available here.