August 12, 2009 -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. announced that the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is utilizing its SLIMbus Compliance Suite to enable system designers to thoroughly test the compliance of their solutions with the SLIMbus v1.01.00 specification.
The SLIMbus protocol was developed by the MIPI Alliance with the objective of replacing a myriad of proprietary buses with an efficient two-wire multi-drop topology. The protocol is optimized to carry digital audio and control information. The simple two-wire bus relieves PCB routing congestion and eases integration of new features.
Arasan's SLIMbus Compliance Suite consists of an Exerciser tool to generated traffic and an Analyzer that captures and processes SLIMbus transactions. These tools run on a Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) based host with a custom PCIe board which physically monitors the two-wire SLIMbus interface. The analyzer snoops the two-wire SLIMbus in order to detect, classify and store protocol packets.
System and SoC designers have long relied on the independent and rigorous compliance testing at UNH-IOL. Now, they can also test their SLIMbus implementations at UNH-IOL by using Arasan's SLIMbus Compliance Suite.
"Arasan is playing a key role in the standardization of SLIMbus with the release of its SLIMbus Compliance Suite," said Bob Noseworthy, Chief Engineer at UNH-IOL. "By leveraging Arasan's SLIMbus protocol expertise, integrators will be able to use the SLIMbus Compliance Suite to verify the compliance of their systems."
By using Arasan's SLIMbus Protocol Compliance Suite, SOC system designers can quickly verify and debug potential protocol violations. The suite can be used to perform real-time or post-processing analysis by configuring event triggers, alerts and storing transactions.
Go to the Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. website to find additional information.