MIPI® Alliance and VESA® Announce Liaison to Collaborate on Data Compression Schemes for Mobile Display Applications

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2013 - MIPI Alliance and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced a collaborative liaison to specify data compression schemes for mobile display applications. Specifically, the groups will evaluate cost-effective compression proposals and techniques that deliver visually lossless compression while substantially reducing display interface bandwidth. Such compression schemes will continue to lower system power and cost when implementing high-resolution mobile panels. Visit MIPI Alliance at Mobile World Congress in Hall 8.1 Stand E46.

As mobile device OEMs offer larger, higher-resolution displays, the burden on the data compression interface is greater. Both MIPI Alliance and VESA’s member companies bring significant technical knowledge to the joint activity.

Since launching its Display Working Group in 2004, MIPI Alliance offers a broad portfolio of display interface specifications targeting communication between the mobile applications processors and the display peripherals. Focusing on mobile devices, the MIPI Display specifications are highly scalable from one to four lanes and supports up to 12-bit/color offering brilliant, realistic color rendering for the most demanding imagery and video scenes.

“We are very pleased to join VESA in this effort to improve display interface technology,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance. “Higher resolution, lower power and lower cost for mobile displays are key areas for mobile, personal computer and consumer electronics manufacturers. We believe our joint discussions will generate new approaches that enable a deterioration-free image quality.”

VESA has developed more than 50 display and display interface standards such as DisplayPort™, a high-bandwidth video interface. The VESA DisplayPort standard has evolved to include extensions of the standard such as Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) and Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP), accommodating new form factors including mobile devices. DisplayPort is being rapidly adopted by leading personal computer, display, and digital signage component manufacturers.

“Mobile devices are the new media hub for consumers wishing to experience their mobile content in diverse settings,” said Bill Lempesis, executive director, VESA. “Extensions to the DisplayPort standard such as eDP, have allowed DisplayPort to become a diverse standard adapting to new form factors. This joint venture with MIPI will allow for continued collaboration toward improving data compression schemes for mobile display applications.”

About MIPI Alliance
MIPI®Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 250 member companies worldwide, has over 12 active working groups and has delivered 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 tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.

About VESA

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is an international, non-profit standards association representing a global network of hardware, software, personal computer, display and component manufacturers committed to developing and promoting the electronics industry. VESA’s established track record of creating and supporting simple, universal and cross-product solutions for today’s video and electronics industry, such as DisplayPort, provides consumers with the confidence necessary to explore new technology standards such as multi-monitor streaming, direct drive capability and full HD 3D support without confusion or difficulty. For more information about VESA, visit www.vesa.org.

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

VESA® is a registered mark of Video Electronics Standards Association

 

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