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MIPI Automotive & A-PHY Update

Matt Ronning, Director of Engineering, Sony Corporation
Raj Kumar Nagpal, Senior Staff Engineer, Synopsys

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Matt Ronning, Sony Corporation

Matt Ronning

Raj Kumar Nagpal

Raj Kumar Nagpal

Because of their key characteristics and proven performance, MIPI specifications have been deployed in billions of devices across an ever-broadening range of markets, in everything from mobile handsets, to IoT and AR/VR, to automotive. This presentation offered an overview of how MIPI specifications are being leveraged to integrate such functions as camera, displays, sensors and radio interfaces into automotive systems.

The presentation then took a detailed look at the upcoming MIPI A-PHY specification, which will bring an innovative solution for the "long-reach high-speed challenge‎" of connecting the highest speed electronic components throughout a vehicle. Attendees received an early look at this new physical layer specification that will work with existing MIPI specifications and others to support ADAS, autonomous driving and other surround sensor applications.


Matt Ronning is director of engineering at Sony Corporation and serves as chair for the MIPI Automotive Working Group. Matt is making significant steps leading the group that provides input and coordination on requirements to ensure MIPI is addressing the needs of the automotive industry.

Raj Kumar Nagpal is senior manager at Synopsys, and serves as vice chair of the MIPI PHY Working Group and chair of the A-PHY and D-PHY subgroups. Raj has more than 25 years of research and development experience in various fields of electronics, including RF engineering, high-speed serial links, signal integrity, power integrity and product validation. His work at Synopsys focuses on high-speed serial links architecture/system-level modeling, as well as signal integrity and power integrity domains of high-speed serial links. Raj has a master's of engineering degree in microwave electronics from the University of Delhi and earned his bachelor of technology degree in electronics and communication from Nagpur University.