MIPI DSI-2 supports rich visual experiences at the lowest power consumption across the gamut of display applications, from high-resolution (8K and beyond), high-frame-rate (up to 120 fps) video modes, to graphical user interface “command” modes and static modes. The newest version, DSI-2 v2.0, adopted in July 2021, can now support more than 6 gigapixels per second of uncompressed image content, based on coupling with the MIPI C-PHYSM v2.0/v2.1 and MIPI D-PHYSM v3.0 physical layer interfaces.
A host of new features in DSI-2 v2.0 work together to dramatically improve display bandwidth, power savings and user experience. These include:
- Video-to-command mode, which enables displays to seamlessly transition from highly immersive video modes of operation to less-intensive command modes for low-frame-rate GUI images, for better user experience, as well as system efficiency and reliability
- Adaptive refresh panel, which enables a device display to retain images for variable, extended durations without fixed refreshes from the host processor, saving power without requiring a peripheral frame buffer
- Latest VESA Display Stream Compression (VESA DSC) and VESA Display Compression-M (VDC-M) codecs, which provide between three to six times data compression while maintaining visually lossless viewing, to address numerous different display bandwidth and power requirements