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

MIPI DevCon 2021 

Licinio Sousa, MIPI DevCon 2020 speaker

Licinio Sousa


Edo Cohen

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Presented by Licinio Sousa, Synopsys, Inc., and Edo Cohen, Valens Semiconductor

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.


Licinio Sousa joined Synopsys in 2009 and is currently a staff product marketing manager responsible for its DesignWare MIPI and mobile storage IP solutions. Licinio brings more than 16 years of experience in semiconductor, IP and EDA companies focusing on software and hardware design. He has also held various R&D, field applications engineering and marketing positions at Synopsys. Licinio holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Porto in electrical and computer engineering and a master's degree from the Porto Business School.

Edo Cohen is the co-chair of the MIPI A-PHY Working Group and an active member of the MIPI Technical Steering Group. He has been a member of MIPI Alliance since 2009, contributing in multiple working groups and previously serving as the vice chair and chair for the Display Working Group.

Edo is Valens’ director for strategic innovation, spearheading automotive standardization. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior system engineer, with extensive knowledge in system architecture, technical specifications, definition and execution. Prior to Valens, Edo was a senior system architect at Intel Corporation, heading activities in the wearables and IOT group. Previously, he was a senior staff system engineer at Marvell Cellular Division, responsible for the company’s cellular processor environment and held engineering managerial positions at Floware, Alvarion and NAMS. Edo holds an MBA and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.