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T2M Verification IPs MIPI CSI-3 VIP


Description and Features

The capabilities of CSI-2 are enhanced by MIPI CSI-3, a new generation of camera serial interface. In comparison to CSI-2, CSI-3 uses fewer pins while offering more bandwidth thanks to the use of a multipurpose connection based on a single protocol stack (UniPort-M). The camera serial Interface 3 version 1.2 MIPI Alliance specification is completely supported by the MIPI CSI-3 Verification IP, which offers the functionality listed below. SystemVerilog, VMM, RVM, AVM, OVM, UVM, Verilog, SystemC, VERA, Specman E, and nonstandard verification environments all natively support the MIPI CSI-3 Verification IP. The optional Smart Visual Protocol Debugger, a GUI-based debugger that speeds up debugging, is included with the MIPI CSI-3 Verification IP as well.



  • Supports Version 1.2 MIPI CSI-3 Specification
  • Supports transmission of Image frame
  • Supports transmission of Attribute packets
  • Supports Data transmission on multiple Virtual Channels
  • CAL provides support for camera configuration, camera control and data transport
  • Includes Proven MIPI UniPro and M-PHY bfm components for lower layer verification
  • M-PHY supports various transmission speed steps and ranges from 0.01 Mbps up to 5.8 Gbps per Lane
  • Supports all lane configuration
  • Supports implementation of standalone ISPs
  • Supports interleave the streams
  • Supports all CSI-2 legacy data formats
  • Supports following error insertion and detection
  • All MIPI MPHY errors, Disparity errors, Invalid code group errors, All Unipro errors, Invalid frame formats, L2 Credit violation, Cport buffer violation
  • All LSS errors, No response error injection
  • CRC errors, Reserve field error injection
  • Over and undersize errors, Lane mapping and disconnection error, All CSI-3 erros, Data type errors
  • Over and undersize errors, Malformed packet errors
  • Attribute errors
  • Supports compressed image data
  • The CCI device supports all four different read operations • Single read from random location • Sequential read from random location • Single read from current location • Sequential read from current location
  • The CCI device supports all two different write operations • Single write to random location • Sequential write starting from random location
  • The CCI supports the following register width
  • 8-bit, 16 bit, 32 bit, 64 bit
  • Monitor, Detects and notifies the testbench of all protocol and timing errors
  • Supports constraints Randomization
  • Status counters for various events in bus
  • Callbacks in transmitter and receiver for various events
  • MIPI CSI-3 Verification IP comes with complete test suite to test every feature of MIPI CSI-3 Version 1.0 specification.
  • Functional coverage for complete MIPI CSI-3 features


  • Complete regression suite containing all the MIPI CSI-3 testcases.
  • Examples showing how to connect various components, and usage of Tx,Rx and Monitor.
  • Detailed documentation of all class, task and function's used in verification env.
  • Documentation also contains User's Guide and Release notes