MIPI Alliance Extends Interface Standards to Support Automotive Market (MIPI)

MIPI Alliance
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Abstract: 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.

Peter Lefkin has served as the managing director and secretary of the MIPI Alliance since 2011, having returned to the role after leading the establishment of its operational support structure at its inception in 2004. In his role, Peter is the senior staff executive responsible for all MIPI Alliance activities and operations from strategy development to implementation. The managing director serves by appointment of the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors. Peter is employed at IEEE as the director of alliance services (IEEE Standards Association), and previously served in the roles of director of IEEE conformity assessment program (ICAP), marketing and business development executive (IEEE-ISTO), as well as COO and CFO of IEEE-ISTO.  He also has held positions at Motorola, American National Standards Institute and the American Arbitration Association. Peter earned a BA degree in economics and political science from Boston University. He also attended Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program (CSEP).