LnK

Member since 2007

LnK provides SLIMbus test solutions (protocol analyzer, Traffic Generator and Audio Bridge), SLIMbus training and System level technical consultancy.  We also offer testing services for the Compliance verification of any SLIMbus component.

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LnK Product Information

The SLIMbus Protocol analyzer is a powerful tool to analyze up to the bit level any kind of traffic that can occur on the SLIMbus.

The SLIMbus Traffic Generator allows generating a complete SLIMbus compliant traffic. It also allows for the insertion of any kind of errors to validate SLIMbus designs.

Together, the Protocol Analyzer and Traffic Generator form a SLIMbus Conformance Verification tool (based on LnK SLIMbus test specification) that will verify the compliancy of a design across the SLIMbus specification

The SLIMbus Audio Bridge is a complete SLIMbus subsystem controlled by a PC software, that allows demonstration of the audio features of a SLIMbus equipped IC.  The Audio Bridge can monitor the message traffic and transmit any messages.  It converts any audio streams (SLIMbus to Legacy or Legacy to SLIMbus).

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LnK Product Press Releases

 

New Interactive Traffic Generator for SLIMbus®

 

Romsée, Belgium - 15th October, 2009 - LnK, the leading provider of test and verification solutions for SLIMbus®, today announced its new SLIMbus Interactive Traffic Generator.  Together with the powerful SLIMbus Protocol Analyzer, the Interactive Traffic Generator provides the engineers with unprecedented test and debug capabilities.  The Interactive Traffic Generator handles automatic response to incoming messages, automatic updates of the Guide Byte and arbitrates on Message Channel when necessary.

 

“Back to the beginning of 2007, our first traffic generator was oriented towards the IP simulation benches.  It was at the time companies started to design their first SLIMbus IP and the urgent need was really to have a SLIMbus compliant bit pattern files.  There was not any requests yet to get some level of interactivity.” said Xavier Lambrecht, co-founder and General Manager of LnK.

 

Now that first silicons are appearing on the market and that most company IPs are running on FPGA platforms, new needs raised.  The Interactive Traffic Generator definitively fulfills these needs.

 

“When designing the Interactive Traffic Generator, we paid a lot of attention to keep all the powerful features of the existing static traffic generator (error insertions, total control on the bit stream, etc.) while adding all the new interactive features.  All the real time interactions with a physical SLIMbus system are now supported.”, said Johan Klewais, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of LnK.

 

The Interactive Traffic Generator is a giant leap towards the SLIMbus conformance verification.

“since June 2008, UNH-IOL uses the LnK SLIMbus test solutions to design the SLIMbus  test specification.  The new LnK Interactive Traffic Generator should enable in depth conformance testing for SLIMbus components.”, said Bob Noseworthy, Chief Engineer at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

 

The LnK SLIMbus Protocol Analyzers and Traffic Generators are today widely spread in the industry.  More than 10 major semiconductor companies trusted LnK know-how, support and services.  The LnK tools are seen by the industry as being the main vector of interoperability success.

“The MIPI® Alliance appreciates LnK’s dedicated time and resources for the success of SLIMbus.  With their testing solutions, LnK considerably eased the adoption of SLIMbus by the semiconductor industry.”, said Joel Huloux, Chairman of MIPI Alliance.

 

About LnK

As an active MIPI contributor member, LnK has been dedicated to providing test and verification solutions for SLIMbus since 2007 and its founders have been a driving force behind the SLIMbus specification since the beginning.  X. Lambrecht is Chairman of the MIPI LML working group since June 2008. Its SLIMbus product suite is used by most of the world’s leading semiconductor companies and handset makers, and LnK has extensive knowledge in system architecture, embedded software and validation/verification software (WUSB, USB, BToUWB). LnK is located in Romsée, Belgium and its wider focus is on providing test and verification solutions for multiple MIPI interfaces. For more information, visit www.lnk-tools.com.

 

 

About The MIPI® Alliance

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Alliance is an open membership organization that includes leading companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting open specifications for interfaces in mobile terminals. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces between the processors and peripherals typically found in mobile terminal systems. By defining such standards and encouraging their adoption throughout the industry value chain, the MIPI Alliance intends to reduce fragmentation and improve interoperability among system components, benefiting the entire mobile industry.  For more information, visit www.mipi.org

 

About UNH

Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL is one of the networking industry's premier third-party proving grounds for developing technologies. Approximately 200 companies use the UNH-IOL's 32,000+ sq. foot facility to extend their development and quality assurance efforts by testing and fine-tuning technologies, protocols and products for multi-vendor interoperability and conformance to standards. For more information, visit www.iol.unh.edu.

 

MIPI® and SLIMbus® marks and logos are registered service marks owned by MIPI Alliance, Inc. and any use of such marks by LnK is under license. Other service marks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 

 
 

Protocol Simulator and Test Script Builder for the LnK SLIMbus®  Traffic Generator

 

Romsée, Belgium - 25th January, 2010 - LnK, the leading provider of test and verification solutions for SLIMbus®, today announced its new SLIMbus test script builder application.  This new tool offers test engineers a very comfortable and easy way to produce bug free test scripts in a few mouse clicks.  The application will directly generate XML scripts to be used with the LnK SLIMbus Traffic Generator.

 

“Up to now, the XML test scripts used by the Traffic Generator had to be written manually.  However, the test scenarios are getting more and more sophisticated.  In our continuous effort to support our customers, we decided to release a powerful XML test script builder that will allow the test engineers to focus more on the device testing rather than on the script generation.  Our main focus is to bring the most efficient solutions to our customers.” said Xavier Lambrecht, co-founder and Managing Director of LnK.

 

The test script builder is not only an XML script generator, it is a complete SLIMbus protocol simulator.  Associated with the LnK SLIMbus Bandwidth Management toolbox, released about a year ago, the script builder enables a graphical display of the complete bus state over time (framing structure and data channels).

 

“When we started to think about the functionalities of the script builder, it became obvious that the application should be more than just an XML script generator.  The only way to prevent mistakes in writing a script is to make sure that all the message and frame parameters are verified real time by a fully featured SLIMbus protocol simulator.  This project moved from a minor application to a full-blown major software tool.  And we are very proud of the results.”, said Johan Klewais, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of LnK.

 

LnK is offering the script builder application free of charge to any MIPI® Alliance member companies.  As a test script builder, it will definitively and obviously be helpful to any users of the LnK SLIMbus Traffic Generator.  As a SLIMbus protocol simulator, it can be used for training and demonstration purpose.  “We hope that this initiative will further ease the adoption of the SLIMbus interface by the mobile phone industry and will allow any engineers curious about the way SLIMbus works to get their hands on it at no cost.” said Xavier Lambrecht, co-founder and Managing Director of LnK.

 

The LnK SLIMbus Protocol Analyzers and Traffic Generators are today widely spread in the industry.  More than 10 major semiconductor companies trusted LnK know-how, support and services.  The LnK tools are seen by the industry as being the main vector of interoperability success.

“The MIPI® Alliance appreciates LnK’s dedicated time and resources for the success of SLIMbus.  With their testing solutions, LnK considerably eased the adoption of SLIMbus by the semiconductor industry.”, said Joel Huloux, Chairman of MIPI Alliance.

 

About LnK

As an active MIPI contributor member, LnK has been dedicated to providing test and verification solutions for SLIMbus since 2007 and its founders have been a driving force behind the SLIMbus specification since the beginning.  X. Lambrecht is Chairman of the MIPI LML working group since June 2008. Its SLIMbus product suite is used by most of the world’s leading semiconductor companies and handset makers, and LnK has extensive knowledge in system architecture, embedded software and validation/verification software (WUSB, USB, BToUWB). LnK is located in Romsée, Belgium and its wider focus is on providing test and verification solutions for multiple MIPI interfaces. For more information, visit www.lnk-tools.com.

 

About The MIPI® Alliance

The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI®) Alliance is an open membership organization that includes leading companies in the mobile industry that share the objective of defining and promoting specifications for interfaces in mobile terminals. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces between the processors and peripherals typically found in mobile terminal systems. By defining such standards and encouraging their adoption throughout the industry value chain, the MIPI Alliance intends to reduce fragmentation and improve interoperability among system components, benefiting the entire mobile industry.  For more information, visit www.mipi.org

 

MIPI® and SLIMbus® marks and logos are registered service marks owned by MIPI Alliance, Inc. and any use of such marks by LnK is under license. Other service marks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 

 

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