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MIPI Alliance Member Meeting #61

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MIPI Groups Align Efforts, Advance Initiatives at Member Meeting #61

More than a hundred members from 35 MIPI Board and Contributor companies met last month at Member Meeting North America #61 to collaborate in working group sessions, learn more about the latest MIPI Alliance initiatives and participate in member events,...

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Welcome Q3 2022 New Members

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Welcome New Members – Q3 2022

The third quarter of the year pushed MIPI Alliance membership to an all-time high of 408 companies, with the addition of 13 Adopters and two new Contributors, as well as one Contributor upgrade, from 1 July to 30 September.

We look forward to working...

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MIPI DevCon 2022 Resources Available

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New Resources: Access MIPI DevCon 2022 On Demand

This year’s virtual MIPI DevCon drew nearly 300 attendees for two days of live sessions presented by working group leaders and members sharing MIPI specification updates, technical insights, implementation experiences and use cases. If you missed any of...

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A scene from the June 2022 I3C Interop event in Munich

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MIPI I3C/I3C Basic Implementers Collaborate to Test, Improve Innovations

“By all measures, the event was a great success.”

That’s how Jonathan Georgino, founder of Binho LLC, described the recent MIPI I3C Interop Workshop in a post for his company’s blog. Other participants echoed his sentiments in a 27 September MIPI...

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MIPI Camera Command Set Tools

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MIPI CCS Tools Address IoT-Specific Design Challenges Around Machine Vision

In the context of the IoT, there are many applications that use machine vision to perform their functions. The range of applications is far-reaching—drones, surveillance cameras, autonomous moving robots and industrial robots are just some of the...

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MIPI DevCon 2022

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Virtual DevCon To Cover MIPI in Mobile, IoT, Automotive, AR/VR and 5G

MIPI DevCon 2022 is right around the corner, and this year’s lineup of sessions and expert speakers promises to deliver new technical insights and valuable guidance to developers, engineers and system architects implementing MIPI specifications in...

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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 working...

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UniPro v2.0 announcement

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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 Flash Storage (UFS) standard as its transport and link layers, along with MIPI M-PHY® serving as its...

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Welcome Q2 2022 New Members

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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 Adopter members joined MIPI, while five additional companies upgraded to Contributor-level membership.

We...

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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 June, for MIPI Alliance Member Meeting #60.

The first face-to-face (F2F) meeting since 2019, the...

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New Specification: MIPI PAL/ETH

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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 size and with greater resolutions, to the digital cockpit. This trend has created a need for more...

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MIPI I3C Webinar & Workshop

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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 about how the utility and bus specification meets key IoT requirements, you'll want to secure your spot at...

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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 and related industries. Three key 2021 releases in particular have garnered significant media interest...

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Q1 2022 New Members

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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 working with these companies joining the 350+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI...

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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 has appointed new leadership for the first time in nearly a decade. As detailed in a 5 April 2022 press...

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USB I3C Device Class Specification

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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 dramatically expands the possible use cases and ecosystem for both the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard...

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Machine Vision

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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 artificial intelligence and machine‑vision systems can enhance human-device interaction. Version 4.0 of...

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MIPI Adopts A-PHY v1.1

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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 (SerDes) physical-layer interface, doubling the maximum downlink data rate from 16 Gbps to 32 Gbps,...

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MIPI A-PHY Automotive Industry Forum

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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 SerDes interface? You'll have the opportunity for both at next week's MIPI A-PHY Automotive Industry Forum.

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2021 Year in Review - Looking Ahead to 2022

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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, MIPI Alliance embarks upon 2022 securely positioned to continue advancing mobile, IoT, automotive and...

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Welcome Q4 2021 new MIPI Alliance members

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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 October to 31 December. In total, MIPI welcomed 84 new members in 2021.

We look forward to working with...

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Latest IoT Developer Kits Supporting MIPI Interfaces

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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 interfaces. Since then, a number of new kits have been launched that support other MIPI interfaces, including

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HTI v1.1 announcement

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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 complex devices, using ever-increasing higher-speed serial interfaces. This challenge is driven by the...

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MIPI M-PHY v5.0 announcement

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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 and use cases with designs for interconnecting components in advanced 5G smartphones, wearables, PCs and...

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MIPI CSE v1.0 announcement

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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. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) are generating ever...

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MIPI Automotive Workshop

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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 comprehensive look at the latest MIPI automotive specifications and initiatives, will benefit automotive...

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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 its initial release in 2007. A new edition of the white paper (renamed from “MIPI Alliance Recommendations...

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Q3 2021 New Members

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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 or returning Adopter members from 1 July to 30 September 2021. 

We look forward to working with the...

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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 connection of peripheral devices and sensors with application processors. As the broadly welcomed successor to...

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MIPI DevCon 2021 Sessions Available On Demand

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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 experiences in specification implementation, industry advancements and trends in the broader MIPI...

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MIPI A-PHY v1.1 development completed image

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Forthcoming MIPI A-PHY Update Will Double Maximum Data Rate and Expand Implementation Options

As announced earlier this week, development is now complete on the next version of the MIPI A-PHYSM SerDes interface, which will double the maximum available downlink data rate from 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 32 Gbps to support evolving...

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MIPI MASS automotive white paper cover

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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 vehicles. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and rapidly evolving in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platforms...

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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 28-29 September virtual event. With an expected global audience of developers, engineers, system architects...

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MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY

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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 chip-to-display applications that require high bandwidth, low power and low electromagnetic interference...

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MIPI DSI-2 v2.0

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New MIPI DSI-2 v2.0 Boosts Power Efficiency and Enhances User Experience

The MIPI Display Serial Interface 2 (MIPI DSI-2℠) specification is already deployed in many of the world’s handsets, smartwatches, virtual reality headsets, laptops, tablets and automobiles. Delivering significant improvements to user experience and...

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MIPI specifications in smart home devices

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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 look at the features of key MIPI specifications in IoT and how they can meet the specific requirements of...

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MIPI replacing objectionable terms in specifications and supporting documents

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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 groups to initiate the replacement of offensive terms in MIPI specifications and supporting documents, to be...

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MIPI Q&A with IEEE A-PHY Working Group Leaders

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IEEE Adopts MIPI A-PHY – A Conversation with Rick Wietfeldt and Tzahi Madgar

As announced on 13 July, MIPI A-PHY v1.0 was recently adopted by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. 

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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 specifications, security initiatives, MIPI I3C® use cases and more, this year's virtual MIPI DevCon will...

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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 membership. The highest-ever percentage of member companies renewed their memberships for 2021, and a new...

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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 working with the MIPI A-PHY℠ v1.0 specification, the A-PHY Working Group has released an Application Note...

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MIPI I3C HCI v1.1 now available

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MIPI Alliance Releases Enhanced I3C Host Controller Interface

The new MIPI I3C Host Controller Interface (MIPI I3C HCI℠) v1.1 specification was recently released to MIPI Alliance members as well as nonmembers, with new functionality that facilitates broader use of the MIPI I3C® interface and helps developers and...

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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 June to recognize the 2020 recipients of the MIPI Alliance Membership Awards.

The awards are presented...

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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 systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) bring more cameras and sensors, generating richer...

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MIPI Alliance enabling the enterprise drone market

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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 specifications support growth in IoT, we're taking a look at a different IoT market sector each month. In...

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MIPI Webinars

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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 requirements. To help system engineers address those requirements, the leaders of the MIPI Display Working Group...

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New Protocol Adaptation Layers Further Strengthen MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions

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

MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS), a standard framework providing end-to-end connectivity solutions for automotive sensors (camera/lidar/radar)...

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Welcome Q1 2020 New Members

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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 joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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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 specifications support growth in IoT, we're taking a look at a different IoT market sector each month. In this...

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Validating the Use of Compression for Automotive Displays white paper cover

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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 incorporate a growing number of larger and higher-resolution displays inside their vehicles. The use of...

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The MIPI automotive MASS stack

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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 framework and ongoing support model, as well as to offer guidance to MIPI working groups on overarching...

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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 important milestone on its path toward adoption as an IEEE standard.

On 10 February, the MIPI A-PHY adoption PAR...

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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 rulebooks when it comes to high-speed data interfaces. With the implementation of advanced driver...

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MIPI in IoT Focus on the Smart Factory

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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 specifications support growth in IoT, we’re launching a new series of blog posts that will focus on a different...

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MIPI Protocol Adaptation Layers (PALs) — A Conversation with Raj Kumar Nagpal

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

MIPI Alliance is rolling out a portfolio of Protocol Adaptation Layers (PALs) to support a range of important automotive sensor and display...

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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 the Debug Working Group will cover it at upcoming webinars on 27 January and 17 February.

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Logos of new MIPI Alliance members

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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 worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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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 our momentum in 2021 and beyond. I encourage you to check out this overview of our activities, and I'm...

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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 automotive to connect cameras, sensors, displays and other components to automotive systems on chips...

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MIPI A-PHY article in EE Times

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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 September. With the rollout of 5G well underway, and the rapid advancements in ADAS, ADS and IVI automotive...

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Joel Huloux Q&A

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The Power of Collaboration — A Conversation with Joel Huloux

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

Recently MIPI Alliance announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization...

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AutoSens 2020 Silver Vision Award winner graphic

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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 AutoSens 2020 Awards Ceremony live-streamed on 10 December. 

The Vision Award is designed to recognize "an...

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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 the new MIPI Camera Command Set v1.1 (MIPI CCSSM v1.1) specification. Now CCS Tools is making this...

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Chip image

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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 received about how our policies apply to semiconductor IP vendors. It's also designed to explain the existing...

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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 fundamental questions such as, “Is the IoT transitioning from hype to reality?”

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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 released MIPI Debug for I3CSM v1.0, which allows system designers to dynamically debug and test application...

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MIPI-IEEE-A-PHY-MOU

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Advancing Automotive Interoperability, Choice and Economies of Scale via Collaboration with IEEE

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

The MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0 specification, which has been available to MIPI Alliance members since September 2020, is now positioned for wider availability...

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MIPI Alliance to speak at Automotive SerDes Conference and AutoSens Detroit Conference

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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 the coming weeks. The presentations, at the Automotive SerDes Conference and AutoSens Detroit Edition,...

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Q3 2020 New MIPI Alliance Members

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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 forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and...

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MIPI releases Debug for I3C v1.0

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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 demonstrate the value of low-bandwidth interfaces for debug and trace. At the same time, the flexibility...

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White paper 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 the core of smartphones, connecting the sensors, cameras, displays, radios and other components that are...

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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 will continue to offer developers and implementers a wealth of resources long after the live event. Whether...

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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 and a bit about your background.

Thank you! It’s still surprising to me that I’ve been involved with MIPI...

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MIPI A-PHY now available to members

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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 and connectivity, including advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comprehensive in-vehicle...

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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 of speakers – industry experts, MIPI working group leaders and implementers of MIPI specifications – will...

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Popular developer kits that support CSI-2 and DSI-2 interfaces

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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 services and enhanced user experiences. Integrated cameras and displays can now be found in a wide array...

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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 anticipate new applications and market needs. Recently MIPI released MIPI RFFE v3.0SM and completed...

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MIPI Lifetime Achievement Award and MIPI DevCon 2020 – A Conversation with Roy Chestnut

Q: You were recently presented with a MIPI Lifetime Achievement Award for the instrumental role you play as chair and vice chair for MIPI DevCon, among other MIPI contributions. Congratulations!

Thank you very much. It's an honor to be recognized.

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Different types of image sensors around a vehicle

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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 (e.g., imaging cameras, lidar, radar) is the new normal for input/output-(I/O) constrained application...

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MIPI I3C Basic Adopted in JEDEC DDR5 Standard

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MIPI I3C Basic in JEDEC DDR5: A Sum Greater Than Its Parts

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC) and MIPI Alliance have enjoyed a long liaison relationship of collaboration, as the two organizations serve some similar but also different applications and ecosystems. When we work together closely—as in...

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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 to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and...

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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 much-anticipated v1.0 at its upcoming webinar, MIPI A-PHY: The Cornerstone of a MIPI Automotive System Solution.

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MIPI A-PHY has entered the final approval phase

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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 and suppliers are working toward future models with more cameras and sensors, more informative displays...

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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 milestones, marketing activities and strategic priorities, as well as to recognize MIPI members...

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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 feature-rich implementations of imaging- and display-intensive applications, although it also poses...

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MIPI RFFE v3.0 new specification

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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 RF packets are significantly tighter. That translates to unprecedented requirements for tight timing...

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Diagram: MIPI specifications with A-PHY in an automotive system

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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 networks were not built to support advanced features such as lane-keeping systems and multiple dash...

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27 New Members Join MIPI Alliance in Q1 2020

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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 and implementing MIPI specifications.

We look forward to working with these new members that joined or...

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RFFE in the Handset

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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 communications. Beyond delivering a richer and ubiquitous immersive multimedia experience, it is going to transform...

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MIPI Security Investigation Group

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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 Alliance's commitment to examining security efforts across the organization and providing working groups...

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A Detailed Look at MIPI A-PHY and Automotive

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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. Register »

Join MIPI Automotive Working Group chair Matt Ronning (Sony Corporation) and PHY Working...

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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 Command Set (MIPI CCS℠) enables greater flexibility, faster time to market and supports more advanced...

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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 (Intel) for MIPI's second webinar of 2020, "Beyond Sensors: What's New in MIPI I3C v.1.1," on Wednesday, 12...

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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 driving assistance, autonomous vehicles and infotainment for years to come. The MIPI Alliance is already...

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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 baseline. We came together to make an interface that would dramatically simplify the integration of sensors and...

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2019 Progress Builds Momentum for MIPI in Mobile and Beyond

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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 initiatives and specifications has set up the Alliance for continued success in 2020.

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Protocols, PHYs and the MIPI Alliance IPR Terms

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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 received about the requirement that MIPI protocols be used only with MIPI PHYs. The post explains existing...

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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 to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI...

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Interoperability Aided by New Conformance Test Suites

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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 conformance efforts. The MIPI Camera Working Group recently released conformance test suites (CTSs) for the...

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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 standard, layered set of interfaces and protocols, but also an alternative to using expensive proprietary...

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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 displays. MIPI C-PHYSM v2.0, released in September 2019, and MIPI D-PHYSM v2.5, released in October,...

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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 Meeting #52 with more than a dozen working groups collaborating at face-to-face meetings, to MIPI DevCon...

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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 group leaders and technical experts, tour member demos and interact with other developers and implementers...

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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 forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing...

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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 unfolding transformation by helping to define the next generation of automotive electronics interfaces.

MIPI...

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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 portfolio of specifications to interface chipsets and peripherals in mobile-connected devices. System...

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MIPI CSI-2’s Newest Frontier: Machine Awareness

One of the challenges we humans have is that our ability to perceive things around us and to make sense of the world relies on abstractions based upon mental constructs. It’s a limited capability. And what we have come to realize is that enabling...

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MIPI Alliance Releases Debug and Trace Specifications to Developers

The MIPI Alliance's broad portfolio of debug and trace specifications has streamlined device development both in and beyond the mobile industry. MIPI Alliance members that have adopted these specifications as alternatives to using dedicated debug and...

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Five Reasons to Attend MIPI DevCon Taipei

The session agenda and lineup of demo participants have been announced for MIPI DevCon Taipei, and we look forward to seeing you on 18 October at the Grand Hyatt Taipei for this full day of technical education. Thanks to the hard work of the MIPI DevCon...

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Building on 16 Years of Success: The 2019 Update to MIPI Alliance’s IPR Terms

In January 2019, MIPI Alliance announced an update to its membership agreement that altered certain intellectual property-related terms. The update became effective for all members in March. This article explains the changes that were made and provides a...

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MIPI DisCo for I3C Streamlines Software Integration for I3C Components

The MIPI Discovery and Configuration (MIPI DisCoSM) Base Specification, which simplifies the software integration of external devices in mobile and mobile-influenced systems, now forms the basis of a new specification for integrating MIPI I3C® components.

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Featured in Electronic Design: MIPI I3C and I3C Basic

Several months ago, MIPI I3C BasicSM, a subset of the MIPI I3C bus interface, was made available to the broader developer community without MIPI membership to foster greater interoperability and innovation in industries beyond mobile, including IoT and...

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Welcome New Members - 2nd Quarter 2019

MIPI would like to welcome 20 companies that joined the Alliance or reinstated their memberships from 1 April to 30 June. We look forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI...

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Working Groups Advance MIPI Priorities at Member Meeting #51

MIPI Alliance welcomed 145 participants, representing 46 member companies, to Milan, Italy, 17-21 June, for MIPI Member Meeting Europe #51. Throughout the week, participants collaborated within 17 groups to advance MIPI specifications and strategic...

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An Automotive Analyst’s Perspective – A Conversation with Antonio Garzón

Q: Briefly, how would you characterize the current automotive electronics market?

Despite stagnant vehicle production levels around the world and the tariff war’s impact on the semiconductor markets, the proliferation of electronics found in cars will...

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Automotive Applications Drive MIPI A-PHY Development

Q: In August 2018, MIPI Alliance announced development work had begun on MIPI A-PHYSM. What is A-PHY?

MIPI A-PHY is a physical layer specification targeted for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) and other...

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Good News: MIPI SyS-T Is Now Part of Linux Kernel

MIPI System Software – Trace (MIPI SyS-TSM), a system-level tracing protocol, is now easier for software developers to integrate in many mobile systems. An implementation of SyS-T has been added to the Linux kernel, making it instantly available for...

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MIPI SoundWire v1.2 Boosts Flexibility for Integrating Mobile Audio Interfaces

Since the MIPI Alliance introduced MIPI SoundWire® in 2014, manufacturers have taken advantage of the common and scalable audio interface to bring advanced audio features to a wide range of mobile, PCs and other devices. Now, MIPI is bringing even more...

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Get Your First Look at the MIPI DevCon Stuttgart Agenda

Updated 10 June 2019: Registration for MIPI DevCon Stuttgart unfortunately did not rise to a level that would create a successful experience for attendees and participants, and the event was canceled. We appreciate the support of speakers, sponsors and...

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Welcome New Q1 Members

MIPI kicked off 2019 by welcoming 17 new and reinstated members to the Alliance from 1 January — 31 March. We look forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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Registration Open for MIPI DevCon Stuttgart

Updated 10 June 2019: Registration for MIPI DevCon Stuttgart unfortunately did not rise to a level that would create a successful experience for attendees and participants, and the event was canceled. We appreciate the support of speakers, sponsors and...

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That’s a Wrap:  MIPI Alliance Concludes Productive North America Member Meeting

MIPI Alliance Member Meeting #50 in Montreal has concluded with a packed agenda. More than 150 representatives from 61 MIPI member companies convened for productive working group sessions, informative presentations and networking opportunities to advance...

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MIPI Previews Debug and Test Specifications at TestConX 2019

MIPI Alliance was well-represented at TestConX 2019, the premier conference on testing of integrated circuits, which took place in Mesa, Arizona, in early March. TestConX is in its 20th year and evolved from the BiTS (Burn-In & Test Strategies) Workshop...

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MIPI I3C: Spurring Innovation in Sensor Integration and Beyond

At SEMI’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FLEX) and MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC) conference last month in Monterey, Calif., much of the buzz surrounded the astonishing projected growth in the demand for sensors in virtually everything, from such...

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Powering AI and Automotive Applications with the MIPI Camera Interface

Editor’s note: MIPI CSI-2 over C-PHY, D-PHY and the upcoming A-PHY are end-to-end imaging conduit solutions mapped to mobile, client (e.g., notebooks and all-in-one PCs), IoT and autonomous (e.g., automotive and drone) platforms, and support a broad...
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MIPI Software – A Conversation with Software Working Group Chair Rob Gough

Q: Software is a relatively new area for MIPI. Why was it added and how does it help the mobile ecosystem and developers?

MIPI Alliance formed the Software Working Group in 2014 to foster easier software integration of MIPI-compliant components and...

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Featured in ECN: MIPI and Wired Connectivity Standards in Automotive

As MIPI recently celebrated 15 years of developing interfaces for the mobile industry, the benefits of standardization for wired interfaces have proved extensible to industries well beyond mobile. In the case of automotive, for example, the development...

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MIPI 5G Readiness Featured in RCR Wireless News

From IoT communications to mobile video, organizations already have plans to utilize 5G. A recent Gartner survey revealed that 66% of organizations have plans to deploy 5G by 2020. Fortunately, the MIPI Alliance has been working hard to ensure that the...

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What’s Next for MIPI? A Conversation with MIPI Alliance Chairman Joel Huloux

Q: You’ve been chairman of MIPI for 11 years now. What are some of the most memorable milestones for the organization? 

I’ve been involved in MIPI since its inception in early 2003 and have enjoyed every meeting and discussion I’ve had. I have so many...

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Welcome New Members - 4th Quarter 2018

MIPI Alliance is pleased to announce that 13 member companies joined the organization during the final three months of 2018. MIPI has more than 300 member companies worldwide and more than a dozen working groups developing and refining MIPI...

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Standardizing Debug and Trace Interfaces for a Rapidly Evolving Mobile World

Today, signals and interfaces that used to be visible at test points on a PCB are now embedded in SoCs, so for those of us involved in debug and trace, it’s made our work much more difficult. Of course, new techniques have emerged, but dealing with these...

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Join Us at CES 2019

It’s always exciting to kick off a fresh new year amid the hustle and bustle of CES in Las Vegas, and I’m looking forward to representing MIPI once again alongside MIPI Managing Director Peter Lefkin.I’m sure CES 2019 will be just as informative as past...

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2018 Highlights: Milestones from Our 15th Year

Looking back at our accomplishments and progress over this past year, I am struck by how much we can achieve with the support of our members. In 2018, MIPI adopted 11 specifications, hosted a DevCon event with record participation, advanced initiatives...

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology Names MIPI Alliance a 2019 ACES Award Winner in Consortia Category

"Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus." – Simon Mainwaring, author and founder of We First

Recognizing the need for alliances and other industry groups to work together to solve the...

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How MIPI M-PHY and UniPro Will Power Next-Generation Use Cases for Mobile and Beyond

MIPI's M-PHY® v4.1 and UniPro® v1.8 specifications feature powerful innovations that increase the performance and quality of mobile device interconnects. In flash storage interconnects, the M-PHY physical layer and UniPro link layer form an ideal...

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MIPI Alliance Delivers New I3C Basic Specification

When it was released in January 2017, the MIPI I3C specification came as a big relief to developers struggling to keep up with the proliferation of sensors in smartphones, semi-autonomous vehicles, drones and other mobile-connected products. From the...

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MIPI Alliance at 15: Ready for 5G and so much more

MIPI Alliance is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. I first became involved in MIPI during its formation in 2003 and on reflection this time now seems a primordial era of 2003, when mobile phones with cameras and video-worthy displays were just...

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Post-DevCon Resources Extend Developer Education

Whether you're interested in reviewing one of the many informative sessions held during MIPI DevCon Seoul on 19 October or you weren't able to attend this year's event, you can now relive all of the highlights and access the full lineup of conference...

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How MIPI Alliance is Enabling the 5G Future—Today

Every new generation of cellular technology is a major opportunity for device vendors and their suppliers to grow their mind share and market share by being first to market. 5G is no exception, and companies using MIPI interface specifications have a big...

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MIPI DevCon Seoul Focuses on Mobile and Beyond

MIPI welcomed more than 230 participants to MIPI DevCon Seoul on 19 October for a day of presentations, demos and information sharing among leaders in the mobile and mobile-influenced industries.

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Members Test MIPI I3C Interoperability in Seoul

In conjunction with the MIPI Member Meeting #49 in Seoul, the Sensor Working Group hosted the MIPI I3C® Interop Workshop on 15-16 October. The event drew 19 representatives from eight member companies.

"MIPI's I3C workshops help members ensure...

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Write for the MIPI Alliance Blog

Interested in reaching developers, engineers, product designers, analysts and other influencers? If you have a topic related to MIPI specifications or applications, consider contributing a post to MIPI's blog, The Wires Behind Wireless.

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