MIPI Alliance specifications serve six fundamental application areas:

  • Physical layer applications: A family of high-speed physical layers to serve essential interconnection needs in a device
  • Multimedia applications: Protocols for cameras and imaging, displays, touch, and audio
  • Chip-to-chip/IPC applications: Protocol layers for chip-to-chip or interprocessor communications (IPC)
  • Control and data applications:  Protocol layers to manage lower-speed components
  • Debug and trace applications:  Tools for debugging embedded systems throughout the development life cycle
  • Software integration applications: Tools that streamline software integration of components in mobile-connected devices