MIPI Alliance specifications provide common approaches for interfacing components to allow interoperability of components supplied by different vendors. The specifications alleviate the need for proprietary solutions, which saves development time and costs to help companies shorten time-to-market with compelling, feature-rich products for consumers.

MIPI Alliance specifications are also designed to help vendors meet the stringent operating conditions required in mobile devices: high-bandwidth performance to enable feature-rich, data intensive applications; low power to preserve battery life; and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) to minimize interference between radios and other subsystems in a device.