For developers whose work involves the implementation and control of image sensors, MIPI Alliance’s recently released version of its MIPI Camera Command Set (MIPI CCS℠) enables greater flexibility, faster time to market and supports more advanced capability reporting use cases.
Interested in an in-depth discussion of the I3C ecosystem and a look at the new features in MIPI I3C® v1.1? Join I3C Working Group Chair Ken Foust (Intel) for MIPI's second webinar of 2020, "Beyond Sensors: What's New in MIPI I3C v.1.1," on Wednesday, 12 February (08:00 Pacific).
Rapidly emerging automotive technology is generating new demands for common standards in cameras and displays, essential components for both advanced driving assistance, autonomous vehicles and infotainment for years to come. The MIPI Alliance is already addressing these needs through constant improvement of its camera and display specifications, which have evolved from the earliest protocols that MIPI Alliance introduced to help kick-start the smartphone industry more than a decade ago.
Q: What makes the newly released MIPI I3C® v1.1 different from v1.0, and why is it important to developers?
I see Version 1.0 as setting a new baseline. We came together to make an interface that would dramatically simplify the integration of sensors and address many of the key pain points that all of us in the industry were dealing with when working with I2C and SPI interfaces. We think we accomplished that with v1.0—anywhere sensors are used, MIPI I3C belongs. Now v1.1 is the first update to build on that foundation.
As we ring in the new year and look ahead to exciting developments across the MIPI ecosystem, it's clear that our work in 2019 to advance important initiatives and specifications has set up the Alliance for continued success in 2020.
MIPI Alliance periodically receives questions about how its legal policies apply in different circumstances. This post addresses questions we’ve received about the requirement that MIPI protocols be used only with MIPI PHYs. The post explains existing policy. It does not change any current MIPI Alliance legal terms.