MIPI Alliance Extends Interface Standards to Support Automotive Market (Sony)
The MIPI Alliance has historically developed interface specifications primarily for the Mobile Handset Market. However, MIPI Interfaces are also finding use in Automotive applications where there is a desire to take advantage of low power, low EMI, high performance data links and the significant economies of scale that compatibility with Handset targeted interfaces can bring. Recently the MIPI Alliance has received requests from some Automotive OEM’s and Tier One suppliers to extend the current specification for the Camera to Processor “point-to-point” interfaces in several ways that meet Automotive requirements. A new Automotive sub-Group (AsG) has been formed and is now in the process of gathering requirements for implementing next generation high speed data communications links in Automobiles. This paper provides an overview of the activities and approach of this new Automotive group.
Matt Ronning is the Director of Engineering for Sony’s Component Solutions Business Division located in San Diego, California. He manages a small engineering team that provides both application & system engineering support for a diverse set of products, including: GPS, Bluetooth, Wireless Power, NFC, MMIC devices, Power Stages, etc. Previous Sony assignments have included managing Sony’s Automotive Camera business for North America and new business development, with a special focus on the automotive market. Currently Matt is the chair of the MIPI Alliance’s Automotive sub-Group, with the charter to extend MIPI Alliance’s specifications into the automotive market. Matt’s educational background includes an MSEE specializing in Communications Systems from Arizona State University and a BSEE from the California Institute of Technology.