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MIPI Webinar: Achieving Optimal Energy and Power Efficiency in IoT Devices with MIPI I3C

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Webinar Overview

The IoT device market has already reached levels of several billion units per year, with strong growth expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Key requirements for IoT products – particularly battery-operated devices – are efficient power management as well as low power consumption.

In this webinar, Tim McKee, chair of the MIPI I3C Working Group, and Michele Scarlatella, Ph.D., MIPI I3C technical consultant, explains how the MIPI I3C® utility and bus specification achieves optimal energy and power efficiency, greatly improving on similar legacy communication buses, such as I2C and SPI. The discussion focuses on the electrical properties of the I3C bus and provides examples of specific architectural configurations not possible with the aforementioned buses. Features and implementation techniques that can support these power goals are also covered, including CPU cycle optimizations, in-band-interrupts, Hot-Join, and bus segmentation with the router function. The features covered in the session are also included in I3C Basic℠, the royalty-free, publicly available version of the I3C specification. 

Who Should Attend

Design engineers, test engineers, post-silicon validation engineers, system design engineers, engineering managers, application engineers, SoC emulation engineers, RTL engineers, firmware engineers and hardware engineers, etc.


McKee Tim 300-1Tim McKee, MIPI I3C Working Group Chair​
Tim is a system architect from Intel Corporation, works to create and enable standards for industry advancement. Over the last year, he has worked as the MIPI I3C Working Group vice chair to drive I3C technology forward through the development of MIPI I3C v1.1 and MIPI I3C Basic v1.1 documents (specifications, FAQ, App Notes, CTS, etc.) Tim also helped lead the liaison activities with I3C/JEDEC to create the JESD403 Sideband Bus specification. Tim has already taken a leadership role with multiple I3C projects, including the development of a new specification framework and MCTP over I3C subgroup.


Scarlatella-Michele-150-2Michele Scarlatella, IoT Technical Consultant to MIPI Alliance
As a long-time contributor to the MIPI I3C specification, Michele currently serves as an I3C technical consultant for MIPI Alliance. Formerly he spent 18 years at STMicroelectronics covering multiple senior roles including director of technology and system architecture within the Microcontroller & ICs Division, and director within the central marketing team for secure microcontrollers. He participated to the Board of Directors for the Trusted Connectivity Alliance (formerly SIMAlliance) for over 10 years. Michele began his career in basic scientific research and academia, working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Michele holds three patents and has published more than 50 scientific papers.