Designers are reaping the benefits of the MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2℠) in applications beyond mobile, including automotive and artificial intelligence. Cameras are used in a multitude of functions from radar, LIDAR, and sensors in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to machine vision in artificial intelligence. The MIPI camera interface enabling such functions must adhere to stringent automotive standards, while helping designers to meet their low-power and high-performance requirements. For artificial intelligence SoCs, the MIPI camera interface allows real time data connectivity between sensors and processors.
This presentation mainly focuses on describing the MIPI camera interface’s different use cases and implementations in automotive and AI applications, and details the interface’s advantages for each use case. In addition, the presentation briefly describes the MIPI I3C℠ specification’s benefits, as a key part of the MIPI camera solution.
Hyoung-Bae Choi (HB Choi) is a field application engineer manager at Synopsys Korea. HB is responsible for helping users easily integrate Synopsys interface IP solutions such as USB, PCI Express, DDR, MIPI and Ethernet in their SoCs targeting mobile, digital TV, wireless connectivity, storage, and networking applications. Prior to Synopsys, HB worked as an SoC design engineer and architect in the area of mobile, LTE-modem and media-processor at Samsung and LGE.