MIPI Alliance serves the mobile industry and the ecosystem of mobile-influenced industries that are developing connected devices for vertical markets and the Internet of Things
Mobile-influenced industries are those that leverage mobile technologies and the mobile ecosystem to evolve existing products or create new product designs. As mobile-influenced industries take advantage of these opportunities, many are adopting MIPI Alliance interfaces to benefit from the special performance characteristics and integration conveniences that MIPI specifications provide.
Internet of Things (IoT)—A full range of applications, from single-function connected devices to feature-rich wearables and complex robotics
Manufacturers from across the IoT ecosystem are using MIPI specifications to interface components in all types of IoT products, from complex, high-end devices to basic low-end products.
High-end IoT products that use MIPI specifications include feature-rich wearables such as smart watches, in-sight display (glass) applications, virtual or augmented reality head-mounted displays, as well as gaming products and robotics systems. These devices need to integrate multiple sensors and high-performing cameras and displays. They need to provide fast data connectivity but must minimize energy consumption and electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Lower-end devices are used primarily to gather and send data from sensors. The segment can include single-function wearables for health and fitness, smart appliances, smart meters, point-of-sale devices, security cameras, door locks, among others. These devices may use just one or two sensors, have modest CPU requirements and require little bandwidth, but they can operate on a coin cell or AA battery and must maintain a charge for hours or even months.
MIPI Alliance specifications are ideal for complex and basic IoT designs because the specifications support this wide range of use cases, enabling developers to optimize their designs to meet specific functional needs and increase their chances for success in the competitive IoT market.