Synopsys Adds DSC to MIPI for High Resolution

By Bob Raikes
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Synopsys has put VESA’s Display Stream Compression (DSC) encoder into its DesignWare DSI Host Controller, which can support displays of QuadHD or up to UltraHD in mobile and automotive applications, using the MIPI hardware interface.

The DesignWare MIPI DSI Host Controller IP with the VESA DSC encoder is configurable from 1 to 4 lanes, extending the bandwidth up to a total of 30 Gbps for 4K resolution displays. For a more flexible implementation, the integrated DSC encoder supports input and output RGB formats with 8 or 10 bits per component as well as single or multiple slices as defined by the VESA DSC specification. The DSC encoder is fully verified in a universal verification methodology (UVM) environment and checked against the VESA DSC v1.1 C model using a comprehensive test image library, providing designers with a highly integrated, verified and low-risk solution.