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    2021 Highlights Set the Stage for 2022

    Written by: Peter Lefkin, MIPI Managing Director
    14 January 2022

    Propelled by the momentum of a record-breaking year of specification adoptions and membership growth, along with other major strategic advancements, MIPI Alliance embarks upon 2022 securely positioned to continue advancing mobile, IoT, automotive and related marketplaces.  

    I encourage you to check out the 2021 Year in Review for a full picture of the range of accomplishments that will fuel important new efforts over the next year—from the development of 2022–2023 Strategic Priorities, to completion of another double-digit number of specifications, to new virtual and in-person education and engagement opportunities.

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    Tags: MIPI Alliance

    Welcome New Members – Q4 2021

    Membership continued its upward trend in Q4, closing out the year with 10 new Adopter members and one Contributor member joining MIPI Alliance from 1 October to 31 December. In total, MIPI welcomed 84 new members in 2021.

    We look forward to working with these companies that are joining the nearly 400 MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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    Latest IoT Kits with MIPI Camera, Display, I3C and JEDEC UFS Give Developers a Fast Track For Designs

    It's been more than 12 months since we published our last blog post highlighting popular IoT developer kits that support MIPI camera and display interfaces. Since then, a number of new kits have been launched that support other MIPI interfaces, including MIPI I3C® (the successor to the I2C interface) and JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (which leverages MIPI M-PHY® and MIPI UniPro®), in addition to the already widely adopted MIPI CSI-2® camera and MIPI DSI®/DSI-2 display interfaces.  

    This blog highlights some of the notable kits new to the market over the last year (and one particular kit missing from the previous post). I’ll explain which MIPI interfaces they support and describe how the use of these interfaces can benefit the IoT developer community.

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    Tags: I3C, Camera, Display, IoT

    HTI v1.1 Tightens Electrical Properties To Boost Trace Reliability at Higher Speeds

    For those involved in debug and trace projects, one of the fundamental challenges is how to extract greater volumes of trace data from ever more complex devices, using ever-increasing higher-speed serial interfaces. This challenge is driven by the product of more—more data being transmitted inside devices, more functions happening at once on a die, and more components being integrated within devices. And the challenge is universal regardless of the application area—whether it's the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, 5G or other areas. 

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    Tags: Debug, HTI

    M-PHY v5.0 Driven By Next-Generation Flash Memory Storage Applications

    MIPI Alliance's versatile M-PHY® physical-layer (PHY) interface offers engineers configuration choices and the ability to address multiple markets and use cases with designs for interconnecting components in advanced 5G smartphones, wearables, PCs and even larger systems such as automobiles. A new update to the specification, version 5.0, doubles its peak data rate and positions M-PHY for the next generation of flash memory storage applications.

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    MIPI CSE Adds Functional Safety to Automotive Image Sensor Data Streams

    A revolution in automotive electronics is accelerating the demand for more onboard sensors (camera/radar/lidar) and displays with higher performance. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) are generating ever richer streams of image sensor data — and these data streams require interfaces with high bandwidth, low latency and importantly, functional safety.

    To help solve this need, MIPI Alliance recently released the Camera Service Extensions (MIPI CSESM) v1.0 specification, which enhances the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (MIPI CSI-2®) image sensor interface with end-to-end functional safety and other features for automotive applications. 

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    Tags: Automotive, Camera, CSE