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MIPI DevCon 2022: MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions: New Developments in A-PHY® and the MASS Connectivity Framework

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Ariel Lasry, Vice Chair of MIPI A-PHY Working Group
Edo Cohen, Co-Chair of the MIPI A-PHY Working Group, Valens Semiconductor
Raj Kumar Nagpal, Co-Chair, MIPI A-PHY Working Group, Synopsys, Inc.

Learn about the latest developments within MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) – a framework that provides a full-stack, end-to-end sensor/display-to-ECU solution for autonomous driving and ADAS systems, leveraging existing MIPI CSI-2®, DSI-2℠ and VESA eDP/DP protocols running over MIPI A-PHY®. The presentation starts with a quick refresh of A-PHY's newest enhancements and then takes a look at what's to come in v2.0, currently under development. From there, the discussion highlights new and upcoming updates to the MASS framework, such as new protocol adaptation layers for Ethernet, SPI and I3C, and how current development work is setting the stage for additional functional safety features and the introduction of end-to-end security for camera and display data streams.


Ariel Lasry


Ariel Lasry joined Qualcomm in 2021 as director, technical standards. For more than a decade, he has been actively engaged in standardization activities across multiple SDOs including the MIPI Alliance, where he has been an active contributor to multiple working groups since 2009. He currently serves as vice chair for the MIPI A-PHY Working Group.

Prior to his role at Qualcomm, Ariel was chief engineer at Toshiba Electronics Europe in Düsseldorf, where he was responsible for strategic business planning and standardization, and represented Toshiba on the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors from 2012-2020.


Edo Cohen

Edo Cohen is the co-chair of the A-PHY Working Group and an active member of the MIPI Technical Steering Group. Edo has been a member of the MIPI Alliance since 2009, having participated in multiple working groups, and served as the vice-chair of the Display Working Group. Since 2017, Edo has been actively engaged in the development of MIPI’s first automotive standard (MIPI A-PHY) and has greatly contributed to its introduction to the market.

Edo is Valens’ vice president ecosystem development, spearheading automotive standardization. Edo brings more than 30 years of experience as a senior system engineer, with extensive knowledge in system architecture, technical specifications, definition, and execution. Prior to Valens, he was a senior system architect at Intel Corporation, heading activities of the wearables and IoT. Previously, Edo was a senior staff system engineer at Marvell Cellular Division, responsible for the company’s cellular processor environment, and held engineering managerial positions at NAMS, Floware, and Alvarion.

Edo holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.


Raj Kumar Nagpal

Raj Kumar Nagpal is senior manager at Synopsys and serves as co-chair of the MIPI A-PHY Working Group, chair of the PHY Steering Group, and chair of the D-PHY Working Group. He 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.