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.
Long Live the Battery!
Today, in the era of HD mobile screens there are two major issues that contribute to high battery drain – display brightness and power dissipation in the video and graphics subsystem. In this paper we will discuss the latter one – smart video and display pipeline in the System-on-Chip.
Secure Mobile Payments with ARM TrustZone
With well over a billion smart devices in use, we’ve not seen a dramatic change in the way we interact with the internet. Checkout pages on shopping websites still require massive amounts of user entered data to complete a transaction. This article will prove that with strong security designed into these devices at the start, user experiences can be dramatically improved.
How to Achieve The Highest Data Rate in NAND Flash Application
The recent years brought significant changes and improvements to the NAND Flash technology, and this article will elaborate to how to take full advantage of the latest features of the controllers and standards while avoiding the traps of the technology.