MIPI M-PHY® is a physical layer interface designed for the latest generation of flash memory-based storage and for other high-bandwidth applications that require fast communications channels. Its versatility offers engineers a range of configuration choices to connect components in a broad range of markets, including advanced 5G smartphones, wearables, PCs and even larger systems, such as automobiles.
The specification, which uses a differential signaling with an embedded clock, is optimized for applications that have a particular need for high data rates, low pin counts, lane scalability and power efficiency. Key applications include connecting flash memory-based storage, cameras and RF subsystems, and for providing chip-to-chip inter-processor communications (IPC).
MIPI M-PHY is developed by the MIPI PHY Working Group. The specification is available only to MIPI Alliance members. For information about joining MIPI alliance, see Join MIPI.