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Upcoming: MIPI Automotive Webinar Series: Exploring the MIPI Specifications Supporting Next-Generation Automotive E/E Architectures

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MIPI Automotive Webinar Series

15-16 May 2024
Three webinars each day, 8-11:30 a.m. (PST)




Machine-vision-enabling image sensors and advanced in-vehicle displays are essential enablers for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS). As the number of image sensors and displays increases, to enable ever more capable systems within each new generation of vehicle, MIPI CSI-2 (a standardized image sensor protocol) and MIPI DSI-2 (a standardized display protocol), are becoming ever more essential to automotive E/E architectures.

Join us for a series of six MIPI webinars that will provide a comprehensive overview of MIPI automotive initiatives supporting and streamlining the integration of state-of-the-art images sensors and displays into next generation E/E architectures. The series will include sessions that demonstrate real-world application of MIPI interfaces in the automotive market. All sessions will include time for interactive audience questions and answers.

The series is targeted for automotive developers, system architects and engineering managers who are focused on the development, integration and test of next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving systems (ADS), automotive machine vision systems, and in-vehicle display systems.


Webinars and Presenters


Enabling Functionally Safe Automotive Camera Applications Using MIPI CSI-2 and MIPI Camera Services Extensions

15 May | 8-9 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Peter Lefkin, Haran Thanigasalam and Ariel Lasry

After a short introduction to the use of MIPI specifications within the automotive market, this session will focus on the use of the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) camera protocol and associated MIPI Camera Services Extensions (CSE) specification to enable functionally safe and secure automotive camera applications.

The session will describe the MIPI CSI-2 capabilities that benefit automotive imaging systems, enable sensor aggregation optimization, realize superior objective image quality, and help system energy consumption reduction. Presenters will discuss CSI-2 provisions to alleviate RF emissions while supporting “region of interest" extraction, always-on inferencing, wire reduction and reduction of current leakage, and highlight available physical layer options. In addition, the session will explore the functional safety capabilities provided by the MIPI CSE specification, which defines extended functions for CSI-2 that can be leveraged within automotive imaging systems to achieve functional safety goals from ASIL B through to ASIL D.



MIPI Automotive Displays and MIPI Protocol Adaptation Layers (Double-Header)

Part 1: Using MIPI Display Specifications To Meet the Growing Bandwidth and Safety Requirements of Next-Generation Automotive Displays

Part 2: How MIPI Protocol Adaptation Layers Enable MIPI Higher Layer Protocols Over Automotive In-Vehicle Networks

15 May | 9:30-10:15 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Ariel Lasry and Nadav Banet

This two-part session will provide an overview of MIPI protocols to enable automotive displays and describe the MIPI protocol adaptation layers (PALs) that enable the use of higher layer protocols over in-vehicle networks (IVNs).

Part 1 will detail the MIPI specifications that standardize and streamline connectivity of automotive displays to their associated ECUs, with built-in functional safety and security support. The presentation will describe the components of the MIPI automotive “display stack,” which includes MIPI DSI-2 and MIPI Display Services Extensions (DSE) specifications, with particular emphasis on functional safety features, and support for multiple connectivity topologies, heterogeneous displays and lossless compression.

Part 2 will provide an overview of the MIPI PALs that define the adaptations necessary to carry MIPI (and approved third-party) protocols over IVN physical layer links. The presentation will cover existing MIPI A-PHY PALs, which include PALs for MIPI CSI-2, MIPI DSI-2, VESA eDP/DP, Ethernet, I2C, SPI and GPIO, and offer a preview of upcoming PALs for MIPI I3C over A-PHY and MIPI CSI-2 over IEEE1722.



MIPI CSI-2 Camera Cybersecurity Specifications for Automotive

15 May | 10:45-11:30 a.m. (PDT)
Presenter: Rick Wietfeldt

This session will describe the approach MIPI has undertaken, through provisions in four upcoming specifications, to secure connections between MIPI CSI-2 image sensors and their related ECUs from the perspectives of authentication, integrity and confidentiality. It will explain how security can be applied to CSI-2 data streams and how MIPI’s application-based security approach is distinct from other methods in its extent and configurability, enabling end-to-end security at the CSI-2 protocol layer.



MIPI A-PHY High-Speed Automotive SerDes Interface – Addressing Harsh Automotive Environment Challenges to Enable Resilient High-Speed In-Vehicle Networks

16 May | 8-9 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Edo Cohen, Raj Kumar Napal and Eyran Lida

This session will take a deep dive into MIPI A-PHY, the first industry-standard automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface offering native coupling to MIPI CSI-2, DSI-2 and other higher-layer protocols. The session will explain how the interface is designed to operate in harsh automotive environments that include sudden and prolonged attacks of electromagnetic interference, and dynamic channel response variations caused by thermal and humidity fluctuations.  It will also explain how the interface operates reliably using interconnects, composed of multiple cable segments combined with reflection-generating inline connectors that, over years of use, suffer shielding degradation and channel attenuation. The session will:

  • Introduce MIPI A-PHY, provide an overview of the enhancements delivered in A-PHY v2.0 (which doubles the downlink data rate to 32 Gbps and increases uplink data rate to over 1 Gbps), highlight the use of A-PHY in software-defined vehicles, and introduce new power-over-A-PHY power classes.
  • Address the design, diagnostic and testing methodologies required to ensure robust, error-free automotive SerDes communication links throughout the vehicle lifespan. It will explain how conventional high-speed serial equalization and forward error correction methods are inadequate for automotive applications and explain how only a highly adaptive SerDes that dynamically tracks channel variations and is capable of interference cancellation will meet the signal-to-noise ratio and error rate demands required for automotive environments.


Navigating the Complexity of In-Vehicle Network Test and Measurement To Build a Reliable MIPI A-PHY Compliance Program

16 May | 9:30-10:15 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Kevin Kershner, joined by Tom Kopf for Q&A segment

Integrating new technologies and protocols into in-vehicle networks presents automotive OEMs with both opportunities and challenges. The need for standardized, comprehensive testing methodologies quickly become paramount when implementing new, state-of-the-art, long-reach high-speed interconnects such as MIPI A-PHY.

This session will explain why a standardized compliance test specification and compliance program are essential enablers for new in-vehicle network technologies. The discussion will also explore how these enablers not only ensure product interoperability and compliance, but also give OEMs flexibility in component supply and high confidence in system performance, while also helping to control overall sourcing costs. With specific focus on MIPI A-PHY electrical testing, this session will highlight key requirements from the MIPI A-PHY compliance test specification and explain the general architecture of the MIPI A-PHY compliance program.



Proof of Concept: MIPI A-PHY Camera Ingestion for Intel Automotive SoC Architectures

16 May | 10:45-11:30 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Frederik John and Stephanie Friederich

This session focuses on Intel’s MIPI A-PHY proof of concept (PoC) that demonstrates the enablement of A-PHY links on the Intel x86 based automotive platform. The presentation will begin by describing how the Intel platform supports an add-in card hosting two quad MIPI A-PHY deserializers, enabling the connection of up to eight full-HD image sensors over 5-meter-long coax cables. It will also cover how the PoC implements video streaming by leveraging the connection to the MIPI CSI-2 RX ports of the system on chip (SoC), with the raw camera data being processed in the image processing unit (IPU) inside the SoC, utilizing dedicated hardware accelerators for gain control, white balance and HDR stitching. As a final step, the PoC routes the video data stream to a display to prove that the video links are functional.