Arasan Announces Industry's First SoundWire v1.1 Master & Slave IP Controller Cores

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Arasan Chip Systems, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for mobile and automobile SoCs, today publicly announced the availability of its MIPI SoundWire Master & Slave IP Cores optimized for ultra-low gate count and latency.

Our expertise in delivering IP solutions for audio interfaces is deep with I2S and SlimBus preceding our SoundWire IP for over a decade

Arasan today announced the immediate availability of its MIPI SoundWire Master & Slave IP cores compliant to the latest MIPI SoundWire Specification v1.1. Arasan’s SoundWire IP Cores are fully configurable across multiple parameters through simple scripts based on the customer's specifications making it suitable for a variety of audio applications. Arasan’s SoundWire IP has been validated and is readily usable with VIP from major EDA Vendors.

The major differences between v1.0 and v1.1 are:

  • Configurable port direction - allows the Data Port to be either Sink or Source at run time
  • Reduced Data Port - specifies certain optional features and registers to provide more flexibility compared to Simplified Data Port
  • BRA Failure interrupt
  • Other clarifications, fixing of typos etc.

Arasan Soundwire v 1.1 IP Cores have already been released as an update to all of Arasan’s Customers. “Arasan has been a contributing member of the MIPI Association since 2005 and our expertise in delivering IP solutions for audio interfaces is deep with I2S and SlimBus preceding our SoundWire IP for over a decade,” said Sam Beal, Marketing Director at Arasan.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile and the next generation of Smart applications from home to automobile. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, hardware verification kits, protocol analyzers, software stacks and drivers, and optional customization services for Ethernet, MIPI, PCIe, USB, UFS, SD, SDIO, eMMC, and UFS. Arasan’s Total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams in applications that require silicon-proven, validated IP, delivered with the ability to integrate and verify both digital, analog and software components in the shortest possible time with the lowest risk.

About the MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 275 member companies worldwide, more than 15 active working groups, and has delivered more than 45 specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit

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