Mentor Graphics’ Questa Verification IP (VIP) now supports several MIPI Alliance specifications. This includes CSI, DSI and the recently announced LLI. Questa VIP is a comprehensive solution for SystemVerilog OVM and UVM test benches. Questa VIP support for MIPI protocols is available now for select customers.
Questa VIP provides engineers with standard SystemVerilog components for both UVM and OVM using a common architecture for each across all supported protocols. This enable rapid deployment of multiple protocols within a verification team. Test plans, compliance tests, test sequences and protocol coverage are all included as SV and XML source code, allowing simple re-use, extension and debug. Questa VIP also includes a comprehensive set of protocol checks, error injection and debug capabilities. When combined with Questa Sim, a unique protocol stack debug solution allows engineers to quickly trace transactions to signal activity and, vice-versa, debug signals as transactions.
Mentor Graphics is a contributor member in MIPI Alliance. The company believes the standardization of interfaces targeted for use in mobile devices is a step forward for the industry. It decreases time to market, reduces costs and improves interoperability. With the latest release of Questa VIP, engineers can now rapidly verify the correct interpretation of several MIPI specifications. This means less time to spent developing the interface logic, and more time to spent on the key differentiating functionality within the design.
MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies spanning the mobile ecosystem that are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services across the mobile ecosystem.