Camera serial interfaces interconnect the camera in a device to the application processor or image signal processor. MIPI Alliance offers camera and imaging interfaces, as well as a standardized camera command set. Each can be used to bring high-resolution imaging, rich color and advanced video capabilities to smartphones, tablets, automobiles, video game devices, camera drones, wearables and other products.
MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (MIPI CSI-2) operates on the MIPI C-PHY and/or MIPI D-PHY physical layers. MIPI CSI-2 is widely adopted across mobile and mobile-influenced industries.
MIPI Camera Command Set (MIPI CCS) defines a standard set of functionalities for implementing and controlling image sensors.
MIPI Camera Serial Interface 3 (MIPI CSI-3) operates on the MIPI UniPro transport layer using the MIPI M-PHY physical layer.
All of these specifications have been developed by the MIPI Camera Working Group.