Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Introspect introduces its new MIPI D-PHY Generator product

Introspect Technology Announces the World’s First MIPI D-PHY v3.5 Generator

With complete backward compatibility to earlier versions, the SV5C-DPTX MIPI D-PHY
Generator supports the optional embedded clock mode and 128b-132b features of v3.5

Montreal, Canada, September 7, 2023 – Introspect Technology, leading manufacturer of test
and measurement products for high-speed applications, announced today that its SV5C-DPTX
MIPI D-PHY Generator is the first in the world to support the latest MIPI Alliance® D-PHY℠
specification, v3.5. Most significantly, the SV5C-DPTX Generator now supports the optional
embedded clock mode where only the encoded data is transmitted over a data lane, without
requiring a forwarded clock. Additionally, the SV5C-DPTX MIPI Generator supports 128b-132b
encoding, and it is fully backward compatible to earlier versions of the D-PHY℠ specification.
“As more manufacturers use MIPI interfaces to enable safety-critical applications, there is an
ever-growing requirement to test these interfaces with stimulus waveforms that cover the
entire gamut of protocol sophistication,” says Dr. Mohamed Hafed, Chief Executive Officer at
Introspect Technology. “With this in mind, we leveraged our unique ATE-on-Bench architecture
and corresponding physical layer technology to deliver exactly that. Not only is the SV5C-DPTX
MIPI D-PHY Generator capable of performing protocol testing based on embedded clock
signaling and forwarded-clock signaling, but it is also able to provide complete physical layer
characterization and conformance testing,” he added.

“It is encouraging to see this support for the latest version of MIPI-D-PHY and key new features
such as the optional embedded clock mode," said Sanjiv Desai, chair of the MIPI Alliance. "We
appreciate Introspect Technology's active involvement with MIPI over the past decade and look
forward to their continued innovation in tools that strengthen our ecosystem."

With the optional embedded clock mode, a 128b-132b data encoding scheme is used on the
data lanes, from which a clock can be recovered on the receiver side, removing the need for a
dedicated clock lane. Additionally, this latest version of the D-PHY℠ specification runs at 9 Gbps
and 11 Gbps for its short channel, which enables the latest ultra-high-definition displays and
beyond. In true Introspect Technology fashion, the SV5C-DPTX MIPI D-PHY Generator exceeds
these rates, thus offering product engineers the ability to truly stress their receiver designs and
characterize them beyond the rated specifications. Additionally, switching between embedded
clock mode and forwarded clock mode happens in software and is instantaneous – a true
enabler for fast testing and data collection during characterization or high-volume yield ramps.

The SV5C-DPTX MIPI D-PHY Generator with D-PHY v3.5 support is available for purchase now.
For a quote, please contact your sales representative, or send us an email at info@introspect.ca.

About MIPI Alliance®
MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced
industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023, the organization has over 375 member companies
worldwide and more than 15 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile
ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs,
software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool
providers, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and test and test equipment companies, as
well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit

About Introspect Technology
Founded in 2012, Introspect Technology designs and manufactures innovative test and
measurement equipment for high-speed digital applications. Whether it is the next augmented
reality headset or the level-4 autonomy engine in a mobility solution, our award-winning tools
are used to develop, test, and manufacture next-generation products. In short, we help the
leading global technology companies make tomorrow’s technology today’s possibility.

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