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AVIP for MIPI DSI

The Cadence® Accelerated Verification IP (AVIP) enables design acceleration using the Cadence Palladium® XP Verification Computing Platform, and supports a variety of use modes to enable both validation of systems and subsystems, as well as more extensive protocol compliance verification of block- and IP-level designs.

The AVIP library for DSI is a ready-made, highly configurable Verification IP for the MIPI® Display Serial Interface (DSIsm) protocol. It enables tests to be run in a pure simulation environment, with the Cadence Incisive® Enterprise Simulator, or in simulation acceleration with the Incisive Enterprise Simulator and the Palladium XP platform.

Specification Support

The AVIP for DSI is based on the following specifications:

  • MIPI Alliance Specification for Display Serial Interface (DSI), Version 1.3.1 – 31 August 2015
  • MIPI Alliance Specification for D-PHYsm, Version 1.2, MIPI Alliance, Inc. – 01 August 2014

Product Highlights

  • Configurable to DSI Peripheral or DSI Host
  • Supports all lane configurations in D-PHY with Parallel Interface (PPI) for 8 bits
  • Multi virtual-channel support in Peripheral mode
  • Fully configurable DSI packets in Host mode
  • Embedded digital model of D-PHY
  • Bus turnaround support in both Host and Peripheral mode
  • Supports the ACK and TE triggers over D-PHY
    • Supports D-PHY Parallel Interface (PPI) when using the C++ and UVM SystemVerilog interfaces
    • Supports D-PHY Serial interface when using the C++ and UVM SystemVerilog interfaces
  • Supports the SimAccel consistency classes to enable a single set of classes and API which supports both the VIP and AVIP
  • Additional RGB 8:8:8 interface that can be connected directly to Display module (supports up to four lanes, as well as all transmission modes: "burst," "non-burst sync pulse," and "non-burst sync events")
  • Error injection in Host mode and error detection in Peripheral mode—supporting both DSI-level (ECC, CRC) and low-level protocol error detection

Supported Interfaces

  • C++
  • UVM SystemVerilog

Supported Flows

  • Simulation acceleration with the Palladium XP platform, compiled using the IXCOM flow

Supported Design-Under-Test Configurations

Host Peripheral Hub/Switch
Full Stack Controller Only PHY Only


Usage Options

Simulation Acceleration HW/SW Co-Verification