Mobile applications are currently one of the most demanding and dynamically growing areas in the semiconductor industry. Not only are the manufacturers boasting about the thinness of their products, but the processing power has grown to a level where it can be compared with desktops PCs from just few years ago.
These two contrasting drives, small size and high performance, call for new ways of dealing with data traffic. This is where MIPI SLIMbus comes in. Thanks to its highly universal and mobile optimized architecture, the SLIMbus IP can not only transfer audio data within an SoC very efficiently, but support transport of asynchronous data as well as control data.
MIPI SLIMbus, thanks to its multi-drop architecture, triumphs not only over existing audio standards, like I2S or PCM, but also eliminates the need for any control bus on audio components. The synchronous, 2-wire TDM frame structure and surrounding bus arbitration mechanisms and message structures establish flexible and robust data connections between various SLIMbus devices.
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