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Updates Released for MIPI STP and Other Debug and Trace Specifications

Reliance on legacy methods of probing buses and signals with dedicated, proprietary debug and test equipment across layers can be impractical. It's often too disjointed, too complex and too costly—particularly with so many different components...

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Major UniPro Update Targets Evolving Needs of Flash Memory Storage Applications

Since its introduction in 2007, MIPI UniPro® has been incorporated into multiple versions of the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association's Universal...

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Welcome New Members – Q2 2022

MIPI closed out the second quarter of the year with 393 members – marking a new Q2 membership high for the Alliance. From 1 April to 30 June, 25 new...

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In-Person MIPI Meetings Resume With Full Week of Events in Munich

The excitement of returning to in-person collaboration was evident earlier this month as MIPI Board and Contributor members gathered in Munich, 13-17...

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New Ethernet Adaptation Layer Adds Control Option to MIPI A-PHY Automotive Networks

To satisfy the demand for both advanced safety features and better driver and passenger experiences, automakers are adding more displays, larger in...

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MIPI I3C Events: May Webinar, June Interop Workshop in Munich

Registration is open for two upcoming events focused on MIPI I3C® and the publicly available MIPI I3C Basic℠. For those interested in learning more...

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Recent Updates to MIPI I3C Basic, A-PHY and CSI-2 Gain Media Attention

Over the past year, MIPI has adopted a record number of new and updated interface specifications for mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive...

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Welcome Q1 2022 New Members

MIPI Alliance kicked off the new year by welcoming 20 Adopter members and one Contributor member from 1 January to 31 March.

We look forward to...

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MIPI Board Transitions to New Leadership

Following the recent announcement by longtime chair Joel Huloux (STMicroelectronics) of his upcoming retirement, the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors...

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New USB Device Class Specification Broadens Use Cases for I3C and I3C Basic

A recent collaboration between the MIPI I3C Working Group and the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has resulted in a new USB-IF specification that...

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Major CSI-2 Update Supports Always-On, Low-Power, Machine-Vision Applications

A major update to the world’s most widely implemented embedded camera and imaging interface delivers a scalable foundation upon which next-generation...

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Updated A-PHY SerDes Interface Offers Faster Data Rates, Additional Implementation Options

To kick off the new year, MIPI Alliance recently announced the adoption of A-PHYSM v1.1, the latest version of the automotive serializer-deserializer...

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January 26 A-PHY Automotive Industry Forum: See What’s New, Steer What’s Next

Interested in learning more about the updates in the recently released MIPI A-PHY℠ v1.1? Would you like to weigh in on future development of the...

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2021 Highlights Set the Stage for 2022

Propelled by the momentum of a record-breaking year of specification adoptions and membership growth, along with other major strategic advancements,...

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Welcome New Members – Q4 2021

Membership continued its upward trend in Q4, closing out the year with 10 new Adopter members and one Contributor member joining MIPI Alliance from 1...

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Latest IoT Kits with MIPI Camera, Display, I3C and JEDEC UFS Give Developers a Fast Track For Designs

It's been more than 12 months since we published our last blog post highlighting popular IoT developer kits that support MIPI camera and display...

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HTI v1.1 Tightens Electrical Properties To Boost Trace Reliability at Higher Speeds

For those involved in debug and trace projects, one of the fundamental challenges is how to extract greater volumes of trace data from ever more...

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M-PHY v5.0 Driven By Next-Generation Flash Memory Storage Applications

MIPI Alliance's versatile M-PHY® physical-layer (PHY) interface offers engineers configuration choices and the ability to address multiple markets...

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MIPI CSE Adds Functional Safety to Automotive Image Sensor Data Streams

A revolution in automotive electronics is accelerating the demand for more onboard sensors (camera/radar/lidar) and displays with higher performance....

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Virtual Workshop To Explore MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions Framework

Planning is well underway for the MIPI Automotive Workshop, coming up on 17 November 2021. The half-day virtual event, designed to provide a...

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"MIPI Debug & Trace Connector Recommendations" White Paper Updated

The “MIPI Debug & Trace Connector Recommendations” white paper has been an invaluable resource for the global electronics developer community since...

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Welcome New Members – Q3 2021

With 388 members at the close of the third quarter, MIPI Alliance continues its record membership year, welcoming two Contributor members and 24 new...

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MIPI I3C and I3C Basic v1.1.1 – A Conversation with Tim McKee

The MIPI I3C® and I3C BasicSM specifications define scalable, medium-speed, utility and control bus interfaces for streamlined, cost-efficient...

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Watch MIPI DevCon 2021 Sessions On Demand

Last month's MIPI DevCon 2021 brought together a global network of developers and implementers of MIPI specifications to share their knowledge and...

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MIPI Releases Introductory Guide to MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS)

Automotive technology is advancing faster than ever, and electronic components have never been more central to the design and success of new...

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Upcoming MIPI DevCon To Deliver Sessions on Key MIPI Topics

MIPI DevCon 2021 is only a few weeks away, and conference speakers are currently working to prepare informative and engaging presentations for the ...

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MIPI Alliance Releases Updates to C-PHY and D-PHY Physical Layer Interfaces

MIPI Alliance’s family of specialized, point-to-point, physical layer (PHY) serial interfaces support a variety of chip-to-chip, chip-to-camera and...

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MIPI in IoT: Enabling the Smart Home

In this latest installment of our MIPI in IoT blog series, we'll examine the use of MIPI specifications in the smart home market, including a closer...

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MIPI Working Groups On Track in Replacing Objectionable Terminology

Based on a recommendation from the MIPI Technical Steering Group (TSG), the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors late last year directed all working...

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Lineup of Sessions Confirmed for MIPI DevCon 2021

Featuring more than a dozen sessions focused on MIPI specifications in mobile, automotive and IoT applications, as well as new camera and display...

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Welcome New Members – Q2 2021

MIPI is pleased to welcome 26 Adopter members joining the Alliance from 1 April to 30 June 2021, along with two companies upgrading to Contributor...

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New MIPI App Note Describes Validation Model for A-PHY v1.0 Transceiver Solutions

Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

To provide additional support to developers...

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Contributions and Leadership Recognized at 8th Annual Membership Awards Ceremony

Continuing the tradition of MIPI Alliance members honoring the contributions and achievements of their peers, MIPI hosted a virtual ceremony on 9...

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MIPI Automotive Display Stack Paves the Way for Next-Generation Automotive Displays

Current trends in automotive electronics are accelerating the demand for more in-vehicle displays with higher performance. Advanced driver-assistance...

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MIPI in IoT: Enabling the Enterprise Drone Market

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is vast, covering numerous consumer and enterprise market sectors. For a closer look at how MIPI Alliance...

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This Month's MIPI Webinars Focus on Display Specifications

The growing demand for high-performance displays in next-generation automotive and other applications is driving a rapid evolution in display...

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Welcome New Members – Q1 2021

MIPI Alliance kicked off the year with the addition of 21 Adopter members from 1 January to 31 March. We look forward to working with these companies...

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MIPI in IoT: Enabling Wearable Devices

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is vast, covering numerous consumer and enterprise market sectors. For a closer look at how MIPI...

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MIPI Alliance Releases Study Validating the Use of Compression for Automotive Displays

Automotive display requirements are evolving rapidly as trends in connectivity, automation, sharing and electrification demand that automakers...

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MIPI Security Investigation Group – A Conversation with Philip Hawkes and Rick Wietfeldt

Formed in 2019, the MIPI Security Investigation Group (Security IG) was established to provide recommendations for a scalable, uniform MIPI security...

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MIPI A-PHY Moves Ahead in IEEE Adoption Process

Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

MIPI A-PHY℠ v1.0 has now crossed an...

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Latest Resources Cover MIPI A-PHY and Automotive SerDes Solutions

Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

Next-generation vehicles are rewriting the...

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MIPI in IoT: Enabling the Smart Factory

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is vast, covering numerous consumer and enterprise market sectors. For a closer look at how MIPI...

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Webinars To Cover Beginner and Advanced Debug

Whether you're just getting started with MIPI Debug solutions or you're interested in a more in-depth discussion of MIPI Debug for I3C℠, members of...

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Welcome New Members – 4th Quarter 2020

We look forward to working with eight companies that joined the Alliance from 1 October to 31 December 2020, joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members...

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Building on the Achievements of 2020

MIPI Alliance recently shared its 2020 Year in Review, and it's evident that many of our milestones and accomplishments last year will drive much of...

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A Deep Dive into MIPI A-PHY and its Benefits for Automotive

Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

MIPI interface protocols are widely used in...

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MIPI in the News: A-PHY in EE Times and RFFE in IEEE Future Networks

Two of the most significant MIPI highlights of 2020 were the eagerly anticipated releases of MIPI RFFE v3.0SM in April and MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0 in...

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MASS Team Brings Home a Silver AutoSens 2020 Vision Award

The MIPI Alliance-wide team working on the development of MIPI Automotive SerDes SolutionsSM (MASS) was awarded a Silver Vision Award during the ...

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Introducing CCS Tools, MIPI's Latest Breakthrough for Faster and Easier Camera Integration

MIPI Alliance changed the game for integrating cameras and other sensors into mobile devices when it recently introduced CCS Static Data as part of...

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IP Vendors and MIPI Membership Requirements

MIPI Alliance periodically receives questions about how its legal policies apply in different circumstances. This post addresses questions we’ve...

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IoT Market “Reality Checked” at MIPI DevCon 2020

In the closing session of MIPI DevCon 2020, a panel of IoT experts convened to assess the current state of the “Internet of Things” and answer...

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MIPI Webinar to Explore Benefits, Features of New Debug for I3C Interface

Next week, MIPI Debug Working Group Chair Enrico Carrieri and working group member Matthew Schnoor will take an in-depth look at the recently...

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MIPI to Present SerDes Solutions at Upcoming Automotive Conferences

MIPI Alliance will be bringing technical details on the new MIPI A-PHY℠ and MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS℠) to two automotive conferences in...

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Welcome New Members – 3rd Quarter 2020

MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 18 companies that joined the Alliance or upgraded their membership from 1 July to 30 September 2020. We look...

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MIPI Debug for I3C v1.0 Now Available

The smaller and more power-constrained systems being developed today for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile devices, automotive and other use cases...

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The Internet of Things is Here — With MIPI Specifications at its Core

Read the new white paper, MIPI Alliance: Enabling the IoT Opportunity" »

Over the past decade, MIPI specifications have become firmly rooted into...

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MIPI DevCon Delivers First Virtual Event; Extends Education with On-Demand Content

Not only did MIPI DevCon 2020 draw a global audience of nearly 350 attendees on 22-23 September, but the conference presentations and member demos...

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MIPI Lifetime Achievement Award and MIPI Camera Working Group – A Conversation with Tom Kopet

Q: Congrats on your recent MIPI Lifetime Achievement award. Tell us how long you’ve been involved with MIPI, which working groups you participate in...
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MIPI A-PHY v1.0 SerDes Specification for Automotive Now Available

Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

Innovations in automotive safety, automation...

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Virtual MIPI DevCon Offers Two Days of Technical Sessions and Demos

From 5G to automotive to IoT, the session topics on the MIPI DevCon 2020 Agenda span a range of interests in mobile and beyond. An impressive lineup...

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Developer Kits with MIPI Camera And Display Support Provide a Fast Track for Designs

Advanced high-resolution cameras and displays are at the core of many new electronic devices, enabling continuously more sophisticated vision-based...

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Featured in Embedded Computing Design, Electronic Design and Connector Supplier: MIPI RFFE v3.0 and MIPI A-PHY v1.0

MIPI Alliance members work diligently to develop and release new versions of interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced devices to...

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Developing Vision Systems with Dissimilar Sensors

As designers are challenged to integrate an increasing number of sensors in products, aggregating different data streams from dissimilar sensors...

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Welcome New Members – 2nd Quarter 2020

MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 14 companies that joined the Alliance or upgraded their membership from 1 April to 30 June 2020. We look forward...

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Upcoming MIPI A-PHY Webinar: A First Look at a New Automotive Solution

The word is out about MIPI A-PHY℠ completing development and moving into the adoption process, and MIPI invites you to learn more about the...

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Development Completed on A-PHY v1.0, First Industry-Standard Long-Reach Physical Layer for Automotive Applications

Automotive engineers continue to develop technologies for safer, more connected and fully autonomous vehicles. And to enable these technologies, OEMs...

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MIPI Kicks off Member Meeting #54 with State of the Alliance & Membership Awards Ceremony

MIPI Alliance’s second virtual member meeting of 2020 launched today with a special session to update participants on Alliance initiatives, technical...

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Addressing the Challenges in High-Volume Production Testing of MIPI-Specification-Based Devices

The latest trend for semiconductor device manufacturers is to add several high-speed MIPI® specification-based ports to a single device. This enables...

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News from MIPI Alliance: New RFFE Version Delivers on 5G Requirements in Timing Precision and Low Latency

5G uplink and downlink communications demand significantly more radio frequency (RF) bands, and, in turn, the subcarrier spacing (SCS) windows among...

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MIPI A-PHY Featured in Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Improvements to driver assistance and self-driving systems hinge on collecting and using more data about a car’s surroundings. However, most vehicle...

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27 New Members Join MIPI Alliance in Q1 2020

MIPI Alliance has set a quarterly membership record already this year, welcoming 27 new companies in Q1 to its 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing...

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Upcoming MIPI RFFE v3.0 Paves Way for 5G

With its 1000x data traffic capacity-enhancing ability over 4G, the promise of 5G technology is set to herald a whole new era in wireless...

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New Investigation Group to Align MIPI Alliance Security Efforts

In the fall of 2019, the MIPI Security Birds of a Feather (BoF) group officially graduated to the Security Investigation Group (IG), affirming MIPI...

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March Webinar: A Detailed Look at MIPI A-PHY and Automotive

Webinar rescheduled: Due to technical issues with our web conferencing platform, this webinar was recheduled from 4 March to 11 March at 8:30 am PDT.

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New Version of MIPI Camera Command Set (CCS) Now Available

For developers whose work involves the implementation and control of image sensors, MIPI Alliance’s recently released version of its MIPI Camera...

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Next Week's Webinar Takes You Beyond Sensors: What's New in MIPI I3C v1.1

Interested in an in-depth discussion of the I3C ecosystem and a look at the new features in MIPI I3C® v1.1? Join I3C Working Group Chair Ken Foust...

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A Look Under the Hood at MIPI CSI-2 and MIPI DSI-2 in Automotive

Rapidly emerging automotive technology is generating new demands for common standards in cameras and displays, essential components for both advanced...

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MIPI I3C v1.1 – A Conversation with Ken Foust

Q: What makes the newly released MIPI I3C® v1.1 different from v1.0, and why is it important to developers?

I see Version 1.0 as setting a new...

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Year in Review: 2019 Progress Builds Momentum for MIPI in Mobile and Beyond

As we ring in the new year and look ahead to exciting developments across the MIPI ecosystem, it's clear that our work in 2019 to advance important...

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Protocols, PHYs and the MIPI Alliance IPR Terms

MIPI Alliance periodically receives questions about how its legal policies apply in different circumstances. This post addresses questions we’ve...

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Welcome New Members – 4th Quarter 2019

MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 13 companies that joined the Alliance or upgraded their membership from 1 October to 31 December. We look forward...

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MIPI CSI-2 Interoperability Aided by New Conformance Test Suites

Implementers of the most widely used camera interface in mobile and other markets now have a new toolset to support their interoperability and...

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MIPI Debug and Trace Featured in Embedded Computing Design and Electronics Media

Earlier this year, the full lineup of MIPI debug and trace specifications was made available to the broader community, giving developers not only a...

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A Look at MIPI’s Two New PHY Versions

MIPI Alliance has recently released new versions of its two physical layer specifications designed for high-performance, cost-optimized cameras and...

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MIPI Hosts Member Events, DevCon in Taipei

MIPI Alliance made its mark in Taipei from 14 to 18 October, with a week packed full of activities – from a MIPI I3C Interop Workshop, to Member...

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Missed the Recent MIPI DevCon in Taipei? Access Sessions and Highlights Online

MIPI Alliance held its fifth developers conference on 18 October in Taipei, drawing nearly 200 participants to hear presentations from MIPI working...

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Welcome New Members – 3rd Quarter 2019

MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 19 companies that joined the Alliance or reinstated their memberships from 1 July to 30 September. We look...

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A Look at MIPI in Automotive: New White Paper

A new MIPI white paper, Driving The Wires of Automotive, explores the evolving automotive industry and the Alliance’s catalyzing role in the...

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On Tap at MIPI DevCon Taipei

MIPI DevCon Taipei—scheduled for 18 October 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Taipei—is a prime opportunity for technical training on MIPI’s comprehensive...

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