Overview of MIPI RFFE By Dennis McCarty
<ul><li>Overview of Arasan Chip Systems </li></ul><ul><li>RFFE Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Core Features </li></ul><ul>...
Arasan Overview <ul><li>A ‘Total IP Solution’ offers everything you need to implement standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RTL ...
RFFE Background <ul><li>MIPI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Industry Processor Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RFFE </li></...
RFFE Overview <ul><li>Two-wire, serial interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clock and Bi-directional data  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
RFFE vs. DigiRF <ul><li>RFFE and DigiRF are very different </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DigiRF specifies the interface between th...
RFFE supports point-to-multipoint connectivity for control of the RF front-end RFFE is a dedicated, front-end control inte...
RF (802.11) RFFE Architecture
Core Features <ul><li>Bus clock 26 MHz </li></ul><ul><li>Master supports up to 15 Slave devices </li></ul><ul><li>Slave - ...
RFFE Compliance <ul><li>Current to  1.0 MIPI (rev. July 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Will comply with 2.0, supporting multiple ...
Deliverables <ul><li>RMM (Reuse Methodology Manual) compliant Verilog </li></ul><ul><li>Configurable Behavioral models </l...
<ul><li>Total Solution Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analog and Digital cores, with no gaskets or wrappers for efficient,...
<ul><li>Total Solution Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance across the standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single sup...
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Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) MIPI core from Arasan Chip Systems

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The RF Front-End Control Interface (RFFE) was developed to offer a common method for controlling RF front-end devices such as Power Amplifiers, Low-Noise Amplifiers (LNA), filters, switches, power management modules, antenna tuners and sensors that can be controlled using RFFE.

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Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) MIPI core from Arasan Chip Systems

  1. 1. Overview of MIPI RFFE By Dennis McCarty
  2. 2. <ul><li>Overview of Arasan Chip Systems </li></ul><ul><li>RFFE Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Core Features </li></ul><ul><li>Deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Arasan Advantages </li></ul>Arasan RFFE
  3. 3. Arasan Overview <ul><li>A ‘Total IP Solution’ offers everything you need to implement standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RTL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analog Mixed Signal IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable Software Drivers/Stacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protocol Test & Analyzers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HDKs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Consulting </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. RFFE Background <ul><li>MIPI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Industry Processor Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RFFE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Frequency Front End specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses control needs of mobile devices using complex, multiple transceiver systems </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. RFFE Overview <ul><li>Two-wire, serial interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clock and Bi-directional data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A control standard for radio front-end components including </li></ul><ul><ul><li>power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, switches, sensors & antenna tuners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single master / multiple slave (current spec) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple master /multiple slave (future rev) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. RFFE vs. DigiRF <ul><li>RFFE and DigiRF are very different </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DigiRF specifies the interface between the baseband and RF ICs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DigiRF offers a very high speed interface for carrying digital RF IQ data and control information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DigiRF provides only a point-to-point configuration. Requires multiple instantiations for complex configurations </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. RFFE supports point-to-multipoint connectivity for control of the RF front-end RFFE is a dedicated, front-end control interface for RF RFFE Attributes
  8. 8. RF (802.11) RFFE Architecture
  9. 9. Core Features <ul><li>Bus clock 26 MHz </li></ul><ul><li>Master supports up to 15 Slave devices </li></ul><ul><li>Slave - a simple design of ~500 gates </li></ul><ul><li>Low-overhead communication </li></ul><ul><li>Packet-based protocol </li></ul>
  10. 10. RFFE Compliance <ul><li>Current to 1.0 MIPI (rev. July 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Will comply with 2.0, supporting multiple control channels, on release </li></ul><ul><li>Arasan 1.0 core available June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Only announced product in the market </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deliverables <ul><li>RMM (Reuse Methodology Manual) compliant Verilog </li></ul><ul><li>Configurable Behavioral models </li></ul><ul><li>Verification Suite & Test Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and Design Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Guide & Test Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 phone and email support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional on-site support </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Total Solution Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analog and Digital cores, with no gaskets or wrappers for efficient, low-gate design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software, Synthesis scripts and Test Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification IP, ESL models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HW Development Kits & Verification Platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Services </li></ul></ul>Total Solutions
  13. 13. <ul><li>Total Solution Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance across the standard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single supplier – Single support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed compatibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest overall cost and risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless integration from PHY to SW layers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastest cycle: MRD to SoC </li></ul></ul>Total Solutions

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