MIPI I3C is a scalable, medium-speed, utility, and control bus interface for connecting peripherals to an application processor, streamlining integration, and improving cost efficiencies. It gives developers unprecedented opportunities to craft innovative designs for any mobile product—from smartphones to wearables, to systems in automobiles.
As a part of product validation, it’s important to validate the product’s conformance against the protocol specification to ensure the interoperability of the product. As the complexity of the protocol and product increases, the validation time of the protocol interfaces also increases which in turn reduces the RTM. Performing the protocol conformance testing in the traditional way needs a lot of time and effort.
Soliton’s I3C Slave Validation Suite is an off the shelf validation tool using NI’s PXI platform, which helps to validate the devices’ compliance with the timing and electrical specifications of the MIPI I3C protocol. The tool can also validate the device’s tolerance to and recovery from a variety of I3C faults & exceptions and provides a comprehensive set of reports. Users have claimed that using this automated solution for I3C Slave Validation has brought down the test time/ validation time from a few weeks to a couple of days.
We offer 2 engagement models. In the First mode, the user can purchase a license of the I3C Slave Validation Suite and do the validation inhouse. In the second mode, the user can send us 3 DUT's, we will do the validation and send the test reports in 3 working days.
No, this is not always the case. If your customer has a very narrow use case, or your chip’s I3C IP is the same as a previously tested chip, then it is possible that you do not need the extensive validation that our service/suite provides.
While this is certainly an option, we expect that it will take a highly experienced automation engineer between 3-6 months to create a first version of a similar tool. To create a robust and flexible tool takes experience, and we have been improving this tool over the last 3 years since release. We believe it is worth the cost to skip the learning curve and avail our comprehensive report or validation suite.
The 6570 module is a general-purpose programmable pattern generator and acquisition device with deep memory. It can be programmed using LabVIEW or other programming languages to emulate any synchronous digital protocol with 5ns resolution and 39ps line skewing resolution. NI’s PXI chassis supports high bandwidth and synchronization-friendly control and read back from a huge variety of digital, analog, and special-purpose modules in a compact form factor.
Currently, the tool supports MIPI I3C version 1.0 and MIPI I3C Basic 1.0
Yes, The tool comes with readily available test scripts that can be used for validation after entering the device-specific details.
The tool comes with a flexible test editor that allows the user to create custom test cases using the I3C functions provided
Soliton’s I3C Slave Validation Suite is an off the shelf validation tool using NI’s PXI platform, which helps to validate the devices’ compliance with the timing and electrical specifications of the MIPI I3C protocol. It contains the below components.
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Soliton’s I3C Slave Validation suite is based on the NI – PXI Platform and the NI part configuration lists the hardware required to perform the validation
The Solution also contains a Soliton Interposer Board for signal conditioning purposes. The Connection Details of the board is given below
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