An architecture for discovering and enumerating devices on a system

The MIPI Discovery and Configuration (DisCo) Base Specification simplifies component design and integration by defining a uniform software architecture that can be used with a device’s host operating system to enumerate controllers, busses and components that support MIPI Alliance protocols. MIPI DisCo is based on the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), which is widely used in the PC industry to enumerate devices and functions, describe their capabilities, and manage their power states. It is supported by prominent operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft’s Windows, Apple operating systems and others. 

The base specification is used in conjunction with MIPI DisCo Class Specifications (or profiles), which define the capabilities of specific devices and controllers. The family of applications will also include a MIPI DisCo Host Controller Interface, which will allow a driver running on a platform to interconnect with devices connected on that bus."

While the main DisCo Base Specification is now available, the DisCo for SoundWire specification will be the first class specification in the DisCo spec family and is estimated to be available in the first half of 2017.

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