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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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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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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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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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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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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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MIPI I3C Webinar

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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.

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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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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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