MIPI® Alliance Forms Test Working Group, Approves Enhanced Specification Testing Policy

   MIPI® Alliance Forms Test Working Group, Approves Enhanced Specification
                                Testing Policy

PR Newswire

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012

Increased Focus on Test and Interoperability Will Speed Specification

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --MIPI Alliance today
announced the formation of a new Test Working Group (TWG) as well as a broader
testing policy designed to support its members' efforts to implement MIPI
specifications. The Test Working Group will provide a forum to discuss
specification quality and conformance issues, provide guidance and resources
to other MIPI Working Groups, advise the MIPI Board on all test-related
issues, address conformance questions, and encourage interoperability
activities. This increased focus on the "testability" of MIPI specifications
will speed deployment and improve manufacturability. For more information,
visit http://www.mipi.org/working-groups/test-working-group.


In addition to forming a new working group, the MIPI Board of Directors
ratified an enhanced specification testing policy which strongly encourages
members to participate in conformance and interoperability test activities.
The new policy includes the development of Conformance Test Suites and support
for member companies or test service providers to organize interoperability
test activities.

"MIPI Alliance is committed to delivering specifications which are designed
for test and can be easily deployed," said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board
of MIPI Alliance. "The updated test policy and Test Working Group will
certainly improve the quality and consistency of MIPI-based products in the
mobile marketplace."

MIPI Member Companies Show Support for Test Efforts

Several MIPI member companies actively pursued the creation of the Test
Working Group, believing that a focused commitment would benefit the members,
the Alliance and its specifications. Following are comments from a few key

"A solid testing strategy is essential for the success of new interface
specifications," said Roland Scherzinger, Agilent's MIPI program manager. "We
are excited to see the enhanced MIPI Alliance Testing Policy and the
dedication of the new Testing Work Group. Agilent Technologies will actively
support testing efforts within the MIPI Work Groups."

"BitifEye fully supports the revised test policy and would be happy to work
with customers and other interested parties in order to provide suitable
products such as test accessories and services," said Alexander Schmitt, CEO,
BitifEye Digital Test Solutions GmbH.

"Even though MIPI does not mandate a testing program, we believe this new
working group with its special focus on test will help to provide guidance to
MIPI adopters and contributors alike on testing MIPI products to the
specifications," said Brent Newman, senior staff engineer at Qualcomm. "As
co-chair of the Test Working Group, I am excited and looking forward to the
many possibilities."

"With the success of MIPI and the increasing number of products implementing
MIPI standards the update of the test policy accommodates the need for
interoperability and testability," said Douglas Perry, Director, Memory,
Research in Motion. "The focus on conformance will be a cornerstone for the
spreading of MIPI interfaces during the next decade and as such the improved
policy lays the foundations."

"The convergence of mobile applications and mobile SoC platforms, is driving a
strong growth in use of the MIPI protocols and rapid adoption of both design
and verification IP," says Debashis Chowdhury, vice president of R&D at the
Synopsys Verification Group. "As part of our commitment to MIPI-based
verification and interoperability of MIPI designs, we fully support the
activities of the Test Working Group."

"Meeting the needs of the MIPI and M-PHY design community has been a top
priority for Tektronix, Inc., and by actively contributing to the MIPI
Alliance Test Working Group, we are committed to deliver comprehensive test
solutions to our customers in this space," said Brian Reich, General Manager,
Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix, Inc.

"The success of MIPI specifications is evident in the strong demand for
testing them," said David Woolf, senior engineer with the University of New
Hampshire InterOperability Lab. "The creation of this new group within MIPI
Alliance shows how the organization is responsive to member needs. UNH-IOL is
exciting to continue our work with MIPI Alliance in cooperation with the new
Test Working Group."

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies
that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting
interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish
standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and
enable faster deployment of new features and services. For more information,
visit www.mipi.org

MIPI® is a registered mark of MIPI Alliance, Inc.

Media Contact:
Marcia Barnett


Website: http://www.mipi.org
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