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Asia Track: Enabling Long-Reach MIPI CSI-2 Connectivity in Automotive with MIPI IP

Kelvin Xu, MIPI DevCon 2021 Speaker

Kelvin Xu

MIPI DevCon 2021

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Presented by Kelvin Xu, Synopsys, Inc.

Synopsys and Valens Semiconductor outline how MIPI automotive solutions can enable safe and robust long-reach connectivity for cameras and sensors. The ability for high volumes of data to travel at a fast rate over a long reach infrastructure is now mandatory in automotive vision applications. In addition, maintaining a reliable link can be the difference between successful operation and system failure in a car. In this presentation, Synopsys and Valens present a Valens MIPI A-PHY℠ design for in-vehicle connectivity using Synopsys’ ISO 26262-ready MIPI CSI-2® and MIPI C-PHY℠/D-PHY℠ IP in the FinFET process to meet their latency and bandwidth requirements. The presentation also previews examples of display applications that can benefit from the same architecture.


Kelvin Xu is a product marketing manager for Synopsys’ HDMI, mobile storage and MIPI IP solutions. He has more than 14 years of experience in the semiconductor and electronics industries, covering RTL design, FPGA system engineering, silicon validation, IP marketing and business development. Prior to joining Synopsys, Kelvin served as senior technical marketing manager for foundation IP, analog/interface IP and design services at Invecas in APAC. In addition, he has spent more than seven years focusing on HDMI 1.4 to 2.1 products at Silicon Image (now Lattice). Kelvin holds a master's degree in electronics engineering from Wuhan University.

许可先生是新思科技解决方案事业部的资深产品市场经理,负责Synopsys DesignWare HDMI/DP,移动存储和MIPI IP产品线。他在半导体和电子行业拥有超过14年的经验,包括RTL设计、FPGA系统工程、硅验证、IP营销和业务开发。许先生拥有武汉大学EE硕士学位。