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MIPI CSI-2 Sessions at Embedded Vision Summit 2023

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Event Overview

Held on 22-25 May 2023, the Embedded Vision Summit attracted a global audience of technology professionals from companies developing computer vision and edge AI-enabled products, including embedded systems, cloud solutions and mobile applications. Presentations are now available to download.

The event, which focused on practical, deployable computer vision and visual AI, spanned four days of learning, from tutorials to deep-dive days, covering the latest technical insights, business trends and vision technologies. The summit aimed to connect the theories from great academic conferences, like CVPR, to the concrete needs of innovators building real-world products.

MIPI offered two sessions during the event, one in the Fundamentals Track and another as part of the Technical Insights Track, both presented by Haran Thanigasalam, camera and imaging consultant for MIPI Alliance. 


MIPI Presentations


Haran-Thanigasalam 2023


Presented by Haran Thanigasalam
Camera and Imaging Consultant
MIPI Alliance


Fundamentals Track

Introduction to the MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Interface Standard

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By taking advantage of select features in standardized interfaces, vision system architects can help reduce processor load, cost and power consumption, while gaining flexibility to source components from multiple vendors.

This presentation introduces the standardized MIPI CSI-2 imaging conduit solution for interfacing image sensors to processors. It covers how the solution supports basic operations of a camera sensor, including physical frame transport options, and orthogonal commands for auto exposure/focus/white balance and event detection. Haran also introduces command sets to help bring up and tune sensors. In addition, he explores provisions to alleviate RF emissions, enable aggregation of data from multiple, remote sensors and alleviate the need for dual voltage signaling to avoid electrical over stress issues. This session also touches on emerging support for frame transport using WiFi.


Technical Insights Track

How the New MIPI CSI-2 Image Sensor Interface Standard Enables Efficient Embedded Vision Systems

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As computer vision applications continue to rapidly evolve, there’s a growing need for smarter standardized interfaces that connect multiple image sensors for near real-time perception and decision making.

This presentation provides a deep dive into the latest installment of the widely implemented MIPI CSI-2 interface and key features specifically designed to support computer vision applications, including Smart Region of Interest, Always-On Sentinel Conduit, Unified Serial Link, and Dual Compression options. These features enable sophisticated machine awareness while reducing both system power and processing needs, making them well-suited for use in consumer, commercial, and infrastructure platforms.