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MIPI DevCon 2022: What's New and Coming Up on the MIPI PHY Roadmap

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Edo Cohen, Co-Chair of the MIPI A-PHY Working Group, Valens Semiconductor
Raj Kumar Nagpal, Chair, MIPI D-PHY Working Group, Synopsys, Inc.
George Wiley, Chair, MIPI C-PHY Working Group
Kirill Dimitrov, Chair, MIPI M-PHY Working Group, Western Digital Technologies Inc.


MIPI's family of physical interfaces – A-PHY®, C-PHYSM, D-PHYSM, and M-PHY® – serve as the backbone of MIPI's protocol solutions, particularly those for camera, display and flash storage applications in a wide array of platforms. In this session, working group chairs share what makes each PHY distinct, provide an overview of the latest features and enhancements, and offer a glimpse at what's on the roadmap for future versions.


Edo Cohen


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’ vice president ecosystem development, 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.


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.


George Wiley serves as chair of the MIPI C-PHY Working Group. He is senior director of technical standards at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he has responsibility for C-PHY system design and participates in the development of other multimedia interfaces.


George Wiley

George has been with Qualcomm for 25 years and has developed products related to digital communications over his 46 year career, including forward error correction equipment for satellite communications, data encryption equipment, wireless local loop terminals and various mobile phones, including one of the first smartphones.


Kirill Dimitrov is chair of the MIPI M-PHY Working Group and an active member of the MIPI Technical Steering Group. He is a technical IP manager and standardization expert at Western Digital Corporation, leading high speed interfaces standardization and high speed IP engagements. With more than 15 years of experience in high speed, signal integrity, power integrity and standardization, Kirill actively contributes to various standardization bodies such as PCI-SIG, SDA and JEDEC, and has been a member of MIPI Alliance since 2012, contributing in multiple working groups.


Kirill Dimitrov

Kirill has held various R&D engineering positions within Western Digital (previously SanDisk) in high-speed IPs validation and assessment and signal/power integrity. Prior to Western Digital, Kirill worked for CSR corporation (formerly Zoran incorporated) as a post silicon validation engineer, and in 3D vision and image processing algorithms research. Kirill has a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Ben-Gurion University.