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UNH-IOL Demonstrates MIPI Alliance Mobile Test Specifications at Mobile World Congress

  UNH-IOL Demonstrates MIPI Alliance Mobile Test Specifications at Mobile
  World Congress

Adherence to MIPI Standards Reduces Complexity, Drives Down Design Costs, and
            Boosts Performance and Video Quality in Mobile Devices

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

The University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an
independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services
for the networking industry, today announced that the lab is demonstrating its
MIPI® testing services for mobile device components suppliers this week at
Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. In collaboration with the MIPI
Alliance and leading test and measurement equipment suppliers such as Agilent
Technologies Inc., the UNH-IOL is facilitating the production of less
expensive mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, which
offer improved performance, higher resolution images and superior video
quality.

The UNH-IOL and Agilent are co-hosting the MIPI Test Corner, a section of the
MIPI Alliance booth number 8.1E46, located in Hall 8.1 at Fria Gran Via. Booth
visitors will see a demonstration of rigorous conformance testing performed on
mobile device components implementing MIPI specifications. This demonstration
of MIPI specifications for non-MIPI member companies focuses on D-PHY, the
current standard for physical layer signaling in camera and display interface
applications. The UNH-IOL’s experienced technical staff are utilizing
Agilent’s Infiniium MSO9404A oscilloscope to perform testing on mobile
components including Synopsys’ DesignWare MIPI D-PHY IP Solution. Combined
with the UNH-IOL’s custom D-PHY GUI software, the Agilent platform provides
the ability to capture and analyze D-PHY signaling, which is necessary to
perform the UNH-IOL D-PHY Transmitter Physical Layer Conformance Test Suite.

“MIPI Alliance is dedicated to addressing complexity and costs associated with
mobile device production,” said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI
Alliance. “Our focus on test and interoperability – as demonstrated by our
MIPI Test Corner – translates into specifications which are designed for easy
deployment by the mobile device ecosystem. We are pleased to see the UNH-IOL
and Agilent demonstrate the testability of our D-PHY physical layer.”

The MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization of companies that
span the mobile ecosystem committed to defining and promoting interface
specifications for mobile devices. These specifications simplify the
interconnection of mobile components from different suppliers, helping handset
manufacturers improve quality of video delivery, reduce power consumption,
decrease cost of design and speed product time-to-market.  Since 2007 in
partnership with the MIPI Alliance,  the UNH-IOL has housed the MIPI Testing
Consortium, a consortium dedicated to testing various MIPI specifications. The
testing services offered through the MIPI Testing Consortium allow mobile
component suppliers to identify and resolve conformance and interoperability
issues early and verify that their mobile components will operate effortlessly
with multiple vendors within the mobile ecosystem. Advanced testing at the
UNH-IOL helps increase sales opportunities for mobile component suppliers
because installation of components tested at the UNH-IOL provides increased
assurance to handset manufacturers that their mobile devices will function
properly for consumers.

“The testing performed in the MIPI Test Corner and by MIPI Testing Consortium
members at the UNH-IOL in Durham, NH delivers innovative high-quality,
on-the-go mobile entertainment capabilities for consumers,” noted Andy
Baldman, senior technical staff at the UNH-IOL, vice chair of the MIPI
Alliance’s PHY Working Group, and co-chair of the Conformance Test
Specification Subgroup within the MIPI Alliance.

Representing a collaboration of leaders from the mobile industry, the UNH-IOL
MIPI Testing Consortium serves as a resource for test and measurement, mobile
display, mobile camera and chip companies to test their products and devices
in conformance with MIPI specifications, such as D-PHY, with the guarantee
that their results will remain confidential and secure. Upon successful
completion of conformance testing, members of the MIPI Testing Consortium
receive a report signifying that their products meet the requirements of MIPI
specifications and therefore interoperate with multiple vendors and also
demonstrate a high level of functionality and performance. In addition to
working as an extension of member companies’ engineering teams during testing
undertaken at the University, the UNH-IOL has created fixtures and test tools
that aid MIPI Alliance members in performing testing in-house. More
information on the UNH-IOL’s MIPI testing services, including the D-PHY
testing being performed in the MIPI Test Corner, can be found at:
https://www.iol.unh.edu/services/testing/mipi/.

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,
visitwww.mipi.org.

About the UNH-IOL

Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based
interoperability and standards conformance testing for data,
telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining
extensive staff experience, standards bodies’ participation and a 32,000+
square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost
effectively deliver products to the market. For more information, visit
http://www.iol.unh.edu/, or connect with the UNH-IOL on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/UNHIOL, on Twitter at @UNH_IOL and on LinkedIn at
http://www.linkedin.com/company/unh-interoperability-lab.

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

Contact:

Organization Contact:
UNH-IOL
Suzanne Snow, +1-603-862-1694
Marketing and Communications Manager
suzanne.snow@iol.unh.edu
www.iol.unh.edu
or
Media Contact:
Wireside Communications for UNH-IOL
Christine Carlson, +1-804-612-5394
ccarlson@wireside.com
www.wireside.com
 
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