Mixel MIPI C-PHY/D-PHY Combo IP Integrated into Synaptics VXR7200 IC Enabling Next Generation VR Headsets

C-PHY adoption accelerating beyond Camera and into Display applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 11, 2018Mixel® Inc., a leader in mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), and Synaptics Incorporated, a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that Mixel MIPI® IP has been successfully integrated into Synaptics’ VXR7200 DisplayPort to Dual MIPI VR Bridge IC.

The VXR7200 VR Bridge, which is now going to production, is a connectivity solution for tethered USB Type-C cables deploying full VESA DP1.4 bandwidth. It is optimized for VR, AR, and MR dual displays headsets with resolutions up to 3Kx3K running at 120Hz with DSC compression to achieve best-in-class HMD user experience.

Mixel provided Synaptics with the MIPI C-PHY/D-PHY Combo solution, and the company achieved first-time silicon success supporting full-production-readiness. The MIPI-TX solution is comprised of 2 IP products delivered fully validated and integrated, namely: MIPI C-PHY/D-PHY Combo Transmitter and a MIPI DSI-2 Host Controller Core. The DSI-2 Controller IP is developed by Northwest Logic, an active participant in Mixel’s MIPI Central Ecosystem Partnership Program, which brings together best-of-class MIPI ecosystem stakeholders.

The D-PHY link can operate as 1 to 4 lanes, each running at 2.5Gbps and the C-PHY link can operate as 1 to 3 lanes, each running at up to 2.5Gsps, which is equivalent to 5.7Gbps. The IP supports a maximum aggregate bandwidth of 10Gbps in D-PHY mode and 17.1Gbps in C-PHY mode. The combo PHY IP not only shares the serial interface pins, but Mixel's implementation also reuses all the MIPI D-PHY functional blocks for the MIPI C-PHY, minimizing area and leakage power.

“Mixel's differentiated MIPI IP offering along with their leadership position in the MIPI IP market played a key role during the selection of our MIPI IP provider,” said Jeff Lukanc, Senior Director, interface solutions at Synaptics. “We were not only impressed with Mixel’s unique MIPI solution, but also with the outstanding support throughout the product development and bring-up phases. We’re looking forward to a long-term collaboration with Mixel,” he added.

Mixel’s MIPI PHY IPs have been silicon-proven at eight different nodes and eight foundries, giving Mixel has the widest coverage in the industry.

“We are delighted to see Mixel C-PHY/D-PHY dual-mode IP integrated into Synaptics' groundbreaking product targeting state of the art VR display applications,” said Ashraf Takla, Mixel’s President and CEO. “It is now clear that C-PHY adoption is accelerating beyond camera and into display applications, which bodes well for Mixel’s continued leadership in that segment.”

Mixel will be demonstrating many of its own and its customers’ products at the MIPI Alliance’s MIPI DevCon Seoul, October 19th, in Seoul, South Korea, where Mixel and Synaptics will be detailing their solution in a co-presentation titled “Dual Mode C-PHY/D-PHY Use in VR Display IC.”

About Mixel®:

Mixel is a leading provider of mixed-signal IPs and offers a wide portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel’s mixed-signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as MIPI® D-PHYSM, M-PHY®, C-PHYSM, LVDS, and many dual mode PHY supporting multiple standards. Mixel was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with global operation to support a worldwide customer base. For more information contact Mixel at info@mixel.com or visit www.mixel.com. You can also follow us via LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube.

About Northwest Logic:

Northwest Logic, founded in 1995 and located in Beaverton, Oregon, provides high-performance, silicon-proven, easy-to-use IP cores including high-performance Memory Interface Solution (HBM2, GDDR6, DDR4/3, LPDDR4), Expresso Solution (PCI Express 4.0/3.0/2.1/1.1 cores and drivers including DMA support), and MIPI Solution (MIPI CSI-2SM, MIPI DSI-2SM/DSI SM). These solutions support a full range of platforms including ASICs and FPGAs. For additional information, visit www.nwlogic.com or contact info@nwlogic.com.

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization is celebrating its 15th year of moving mobile forward with over 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org .

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