MIPI VGI for Sideband GPIO and Messaging Consolidation on Mobile System (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. & Lattice Semiconductor)

Speakers: 
Principal Engineer - Advanced Connectivity Technology
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Senior Director of Strategic Planning
Lattice Semiconductor
11:45 AM

Abstract: In a typical mobile influenced system a large number of sideband GPIOs are used which add to package size and cost. FSM based MIPI VGI aims to consolidate these sideband GPIOs and low speed messaging over a 2- or 3-wire interface. VGI FSM could also be used behind a suitable serial interface, such as I3C. MIPI VGI v1.0 spec is nearing its completion and is expected to be released next year.

Lalan Mishra has over 25 years of design and innovation experience in the field of Wireless Embedded Systems (Smartphones/Tablets/eBook etc.), Lalan is currently employed with Qualcomm Inc. as Principal Engineer - Advanced Connectivity Technology. In his current role, Lalan focuses on conceiving next-generation chipset connectivity architecture involving digital and RF circuits with the goal to minimize cost, power, latency and pin-count. Lalan conceived the idea of Virtual GPIO Interface (VGI) back in 2012 and this concept is now in the standardization process at MIPI under the umbrella of Reduced Input-Output Work-Group (RIO-WG), chaired by him. Lalan has 11 patents (issued) and 118 patents (pending) to his credit. He holds a Master’s degree from UCSD with specialization in Wireless Embedded Systems. In his spare time, he loves to dive into Natural Philosophy and plays classical ragas on Indian bamboo flute.

Satwant Singh is the Senior Director of Strategic Planning at Lattice Semiconductor, where he is responsible for ecosystem involvement for new developments and Lattice’s product capabilities roadmaps. Singh serves as the Vice Chair of MIPI Alliance’s RIO Working Group, as well as for the MIPI Sensor Working Group focused on developing new I3C interface specification. Singh holds a master’s of science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has more than 30 patents.Satwant Singh is the Senior Director of Strategic Planning at Lattice Semiconductor, where he is responsible for ecosystem involvement for new developments and Lattice’s product capabilities roadmaps. Singh serves as the Vice Chair of MIPI Alliance’s RIO Working Group, as well as for the MIPI Sensor Working Group focused on developing new I3C interface specification. Singh holds a master’s of science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has more than 30 patents.