This article describes the verification process of the ARASAN MIPI® CSI-2-RX IP core using Questa® VIPs by Mentor, A Siemens Business.
MIPI CSI-2 Protocol
MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) provides an interface between a peripheral device (such as a camera module) and a host processor (such as a baseband or application engine). It is mostly used in the mobile and automotive industries. High performance and low power are the key features of this protocol.
MIPI CSI-2 provides two high-speed serial data transmission interface options. The first option, which is referred to as the D-PHY physical layer option, uses a differential interface with one 2-wire clock lane and one or more 2-wire data lanes. The second high-speed data transmission