Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021

12 October 2021,15:15 - 19:00 & 13 October 2021, 15:00 - 19:30 CEST

Event Overview

In-vehicle cameras and displays are often connected to the image-processing ECU via a SerDes (serializer/deserializer) connection. The SerDes market is characterized by double-digit growth rates as new applications are continuously emerging. The Automotive SerDes Conference provides a comprehensive overview of the current and upcoming market situation within the entire SerDes environment – from proprietary solutions to new standards (ASA/MIPI) to asymmetric Ethernet. It is the only event worldwide that specifically focuses on automotive SerDes – with technical papers and experience reports.

Learn more about the Automotive SerDes Conference Program

Sessions Overview

13 October 2021, 15:00 - 15:30 - - View the presentation and the accompanying video
MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions - A Standardized Framework for Creating Functionally Safe and Secure Automotive Sensor Systems
Cameras, lidars, radars, image processors and wired connectivity are key components for autonomous driving and ADAS systems. Widely distributed across an automotive platform, it is essential that these components work collectively to satisfy the functional safety and security requirements laid out in standards such as ISO 26262. As the number of sensor-based safety critical systems increases within a vehicle, the benefit of using a standards-based sensor connectivity framework also increases - ensuring interoperability between components and lowering development effort. It also follows that a sensor connectivity framework meeting the functional safety and security requirements demanded by these applications will greatly simplify the implementation of these safety critical systems.

This presentation will explain how MIPI has created an industry standardized solution that meets these challenges. Called MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS℠), the framework provides a full-stack, sensor-to-ECU solution for autonomous driving and ADAS systems, with functional safety and security features built into its core. The presentation will provide an overview of the MASS framework with specific focus on the functional safety and security features that have been embedded into MASS through the addition of a Camera Service Extension (CSE℠) to the baseline MIPI CSI-2® protocol that is carried over MIPI A-PHY℠. It will show how MASS creates a solution that ultimately removes the need for proprietary SerDes bridges and how MASS enables developers to embed functional safety and security functionality natively at the ‘edge’ - within the sensor and ECU components themselves.
Presented by Ariel Lasry, vice chair of MIPI A-PHY Working Group

13 October 2021, 15:30 - 16:00 - - View the presentation
Let’s Get Practical – How Can You Benefit from MIPI A-PHY?
Released to MIPI members in September 2020 and adopted by IEEE as a standard earlier this year, MIPI A-PHY is poised to facilitate the next stages of the automotive industry’s evolution in autonomous driving. It offers high-performance - up to 16Gbps in v1.0, 32Gbps in v1.1, and a roadmap to 48Gbps and beyond. In addition to these ultra-high speeds, it offers a long reach, with up to 15 meters of cabling, while still providing an unprecedented packet error rate of 10-19. 

But let’s go beyond the fact sheet. What are the real, tangible benefits that A-PHY will bring to your company, and to the automotive industry as a whole?

In this session, Edo Cohen will dive deep into the advantages of MIPI A-PHY, which include:

  • Reduction of total system cost – A-PHY will eliminate the need for bridge solutions currently required to connect your camera and display interfaces – such as MIPI CSI-2 and DSI-2, VESA DisplayPort and Embedded DisplayPort, as well as others – leading to considerable cost savings. 
  • Streamlined design – A-PHY includes automatic initialization and ECU kernel-level configuration, as well as advanced link diagnostics for easy maintenance. This is a true plug-and-play solution that relieves the system designer of heavy and complex tasks for the application level during development and runtime.
  • Well-defined feature roadmap – A-PHY will be enhanced to address latest market demands and trends according to a well-defined release roadmap. Learn about the next version, A-PHY v1.1, which will double the maximum downlink data rate to 32 Gbps by supporting dual downlinks over star quad (STQ) cables. It also doubles the uplink speed and expands PAM4 encoding, allowing A-PHY implementation using lower cost cables and connectors. Backward and forward compatibility will be maintained.
  • Ecosystem of suppliers - This is the first and only standardized SerDes protocol supporting higher layer MIPI camera and display protocols, offering economies of scale with multiple suppliers. It has a growing ecosystem emerging to back it, including sensor manufacturers, SOC providers, and test equipment vendors.

A-PHY is being implemented in current architectures, and engineering samples for A-PHY compliant chips are available by Q4 of this year. A-PHY’s widespread adoption will help the industry continue its evolution toward autonomous driving.
Presented by Edo Cohen, co-chair, MIPI A-PHY Working Group 

13 October 2021, 16:00 - 16:30
TX and RX Testing of A-PHY Interface
Standardized automotive SerDes solutions are required to support a wide range of ADAS/autonomous driving use cases within many different automotive operating conditions. To satisfy these use cases, and ensure solutions provide ultra-high levels of reliability in noisy environments, SerDes specifications are designed to support a very wide range of data rates and modulation schemes. These requirements pose a varied set of test challenges for automotive SerDes compliance testing. This presentation covers the key test considerations for both transmitter and receiver compliance testing of an automotive SerDes. Using MIPI A-PHY as an example, which supports both NRZ and PAMx encoding formats, we will show how our test solution can verify both a NRZ and PAM signal. We will explain how our solution mimics the harsh electromagnetic environment of car – stressing the receiver within the device under test with different operating conditions such as cable crosstalk, RF ingress noise, fast transients etc. The presentation will also cover test challenges and procedures for key measurements.
Presented by Ramesh P.E., Tektronix 

13 October 2021, 19:00 - 19:30
Solving the Automotive Display Bandwidth Challenge with Video Compression & SerDes Solutions
Automotive display requirements are evolving quickly and designers face the difficult challenge of incorporating a growing number of higher resolution displays inside cars. The use of video compression offers a compelling solution to deal with the huge increase in the total automotive display bandwidth required to support these new displays and save on cabling costs. This presentation will illustrate how visually lossless video compression and SerDes solutions can be used together to create display system architectures capable of supporting future automotive display requirements, while still meeting all functional safety, EMI and power requirements. This presentation will cover:

  • The display bandwidth challenge for automotive displays
  • Why and when to use video compression
  • Overview of the VESA DSC and VDC-M compression standards
  • Automotive market considerations for the use of video compression: functional safety and visually lossless quality
  • Use case example of VESA video compression within MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS)

Presented by Simon Bussières, Hardent, Inc.  

Discount for MIPI members

MIPI members receive 10% off guest tickets using this code MIASD21GUE to register.

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