Synopsys released the DesignWare MIPI 4G DigRF Master Controller IP. It is the first 4G vendor to offer a complete IP portfolio for both MIPI DigRF v3 and v4 standards.
“MIPI standards such as DigRF are instrumental to improving interoperability and accelerating development of mobile devices,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. “This latest addition to the DesignWare MIPI portfolio, now consisting of DigRF v3 and v4, CSI-2 and D-PHY IP, enables designers to turn to a single, trusted vendor for high-quality solutions that help them bring MIPI-based products to the market faster and with less risk.”
The Master Controller adheres to the recently ratified MIPI DigRF v4 1.00 specifications. Designers may implement the new standard. Synopsys is also developing the DesignWare M-PHY, the physical layer for the MIPI DigRF v4 interface, working in conjunction with ratification of the specification. A single-vendor solution allows designers to lower the risk and cost of integrating the DigRF interfaces into baseband ICs and application processors.
The solutions go into 4G chips, allowing chip makers like Beceem and GCI Semiconductor. Synopsys’ solution will speed up the time-to-market for LTE advanced and mobile WiMAX system-on-chips.
“As a leading provider of 4G mobile broadband solutions, having a high-quality DigRF IP solution is critical to our product developments,” said Sunny Padacheril, vice president of Engineering for SoC Development at Beceem. “We selected the DesignWare 4G DigRF solution because of Synopsys’ expertise and track record of delivering high-speed interfaces.”
It showcases how chip builders and other vendors are providing solution for both WiMAX and LTE chips. It shows how both LTE and WiMAX aren’t that different a technology on a level. There will be applications for both technologies. This just shows how tech companies are preparing for both LTE and WiMAX to become huge in the next few years.
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