Mixel Silicon-Proven MIPI IP Integrated Into ams OSRAM Mira Image Sensor Family Products Enables rapid development of new systems

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 26, 2022 — Mixel®a leading provider of mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), today announced that ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions, is integrating Mixel’s MIPI® IP into select ams OSRAM Mira family products. .

The ams OSRAM Mira product family of CMOS imaging sensors serves a wide range of applications and markets, including eye tracking, gesture tracking, barcode reading, robotic mobility, 3D structured light, 3D active stereo systems and 2D NIR imaging. To deliver these applications, it is essential to focus on a small footprint and high energy efficiency of the system.

Mixel provided ams OSRAM with the Mixel MIPI D-PHY CSI-2 TX+ IP, which enabled ams OSRAM to achieve first silicon success. The MIPI solution includes two delivered fully integrated and validated IP products: Mixel’s D-PHYSM MIPI Transmitter and a 32-bit MIPI CSI-2® TX controller core.

The Mixel MIPI D-PHY CSI-2 TX+ IP is a proprietary Mixel configuration of the MIPI D-PHY. This implementation is the transmitter version of Mixel’s proprietary receiver, RX+, a configuration that was first announced in 2020. It is optimized for full-speed production testing, in-system testing, and superior performance over traditional configurations, while reducing area and standby. Powerful.

“We chose Mixel because of their track record of supporting first-time silicon success. The low power consumption and small footprint of its MIPI IP are also attractive,” said Peter Vandersteegen, CMOS image sensor marketing manager at ams OSRAM. “Using the Mixel MIPI IP has allowed us to optimize the power consumption and size of our sensor. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Mixel.”

Mixel MIPI PHY IP has been proven on silicon at twelve different nodes and eight different foundries with more processes under active development, giving Mixel the broadest coverage in the industry.

“It is exciting to see the Mixel MIPI D-PHY TX+ continue to gain traction as more customers include additional testability in their system design,” said Ashraf Takla, CEO and Founder of Mixel. “Even more exciting is seeing our customer, ams OSRAM, achieve silicon success in their Mira CMOS image sensor for the first time. »


Mixel D-PHY TX+ IP is available now.

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About Mixel:

Mixel is a leading mixed-signal IP provider and offers a broad portfolio of high-performance mixed-signal connectivity IP solutions. Mixel’s mixed signal portfolio includes PHYs and SerDes, such as MIPI D-PHY, MIPI M-PHY®, MIPI C-PHYSM, LVDS, and many dual-mode PHYs supporting multiple standards. Mixel was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California with a global operation to support a global customer base. For more information, contact Mixel at info@mixel.com or visit www.mixel.com.

About MIPI Alliance:

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for the mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone made today. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 350 member companies worldwide and more than 15 active working groups providing specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset makers, device OEMs, software vendors, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool vendors, automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers, test and test equipment companies, as well as manufacturers of cameras, tablets and laptops. For more information, visit www.mipi.org.

Michael C. Garrison