MIPI D-PHY℠ connects megapixel cameras and high-resolution displays to an application processor. It is a clock-forwarded synchronous link that provides high noise immunity and high jitter tolerance. MIPI D-PHY also offers low-latency transitions between high-speed and low-power modes.
MIPI D-PHY is a popular physical layer (PHY) for cameras and displays in smartphones because of its flexibility, high speed, power efficiency and low cost. For these reasons, it has also been applied to many other use cases, such as drones, very large tablets, surveillance cameras and industrial robots. D-PHY is also used heavily in automotive applications, including camera-sensing systems, collision-avoidance radars, in-car infotainment and dashboard displays with the support of proprietary bridging solutions.
MIPI D-PHY is developed by the MIPI D-PHY Working Group. The specification is available only to MIPI Alliance members. For information about joining MIPI Alliance, see Join MIPI.