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Upcoming - MIPI DevCon 2023: What’s New and What’s Next with MIPI A-PHY


June 30, 2023
9:30 a.m.
San Jose, Calif.


Since its introduction in 2020, the MIPI A-PHY® specification has evolved to meet the latest automotive long-reach SerDes requirements. This session will provide an update on the enhancements delivered in A-PHY v1.1.1 and offer a preview of the new features slated for release in A-PHY v2.0, which include doubling the downlink data rate to 32 Gbps (per lane) and increasing the maximum uplink data rate to 1.66 Gbps. The session will also cover the suitability of A-PHY for use in zonal architectures, the release of new A-PHY protocol adaptation layers, introduction of new power-over-A-PHY power classes, expansion of the A-PHY ecosystem and plans for interoperability testing.

Raj Kumar Nagpal, Co-Chair, MIPI A-PHY Working Group, Synopsys, Inc.

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.

Raj Kumar Nagpal