The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI)
Alliance standards body standardizes interfaces for mobile designs. The MIPI
D-PHY and M-PHY are introduced as high-speed physical layers serving as base for
multiple applications such as camera, display, memory and baseband running
protocols such as CSI, DSI, UniPro, LLI and DigRFv4. Other, originally
non-mobile, protocols such as USB 3.0 and PCIe are being adapted to work with
the M-PHY physical layer as well. Being optimized for both performance (high
data rates) and (low) power consumption introduces many new validation (test)
challenges outlined in the MIPI Conformance Test Suites (CTS), which are key to
system interoperability. M-Phy Rev. 1,2 & 3 currently support data rates at
~1.5 ~3 and ~6Gbps respectively featuring transmit de-emphasis and requiring
receiver testing with a complex jitter cocktail. Work on M-PHY specification
rev.4 has been started adding Gear 4 support (~12 Gbps data rate). If you are
developing or validating these MIPI-M-Phy based RX designs (and /or are a
silicon / IP vendor or system integrator), you’ll want to attend this seminar to
understand how to overcome the physical layer test challenges.

Who should attend:
Design, test and validation engineers
who need to characterize and validate compliance of their MIPI designs.


Michael Fleischer-Reumann, Expert Product Marketing Engineer, Agilent

After receiving his Diploma in Electrical Engineering
from the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, Michael joined HP in 1980 as an
R&D engineer for Pulse generator HW designing discrete and integrated output
stages. He then became Project leader for HPs 1st optical average power meter,
attenuator and OTDR. Back at HP’s line of logic signal sources as an R&D
project manager he lead the development of HP’s 1st data generator-analyzer
system for physical layer test, 1st multiple serial BERT and initiated the 1st
Parallel BERT as a strategic product planner. His technical work resulted in
several patents related to fiber optic components, electronic circuits and
measurement methods. For an eight year period he lectured electronics at the
Stuttgart “Berufsakademie”, a college for Diploma Engineers (BA). Today, besides
his strategic planning work he’s active in standardization, with contributions
within PCI-SIG, IEEE, OIF and Mipi; momentarily his main technical interest is
the field of signal integrity and receiver jitter tolerancing.