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    Welcome New Members – 2nd Quarter 2020

    MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 14 companies that joined the Alliance or upgraded their membership from 1 April to 30 June 2020. We look forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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    Upcoming MIPI A-PHY Webinar: A First Look at a New Automotive Solution

    The word is out about MIPI A-PHY℠ completing development and moving into the adoption process, and MIPI invites you to learn more about the much-anticipated v1.0 at its upcoming webinar, MIPI A-PHY: The Cornerstone of a MIPI Automotive System Solution.

    Now in member review and expected to be released in September, this new serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface is designed to support advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving systems (ADS), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and other surround-sensor applications.

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    Development Completed on A-PHY v1.0, First Industry-Standard Long-Reach Physical Layer for Automotive Applications

    Automotive engineers continue to develop technologies for safer, more connected and fully autonomous vehicles. And to enable these technologies, OEMs and suppliers are working toward future models with more cameras and sensors, more informative displays and more powerful onboard computers.

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    MIPI Kicks off Member Meeting #54 with State of the Alliance & Membership Awards Ceremony

    MIPI Alliance’s second virtual member meeting of 2020 launched today with a special session to update participants on Alliance initiatives, technical milestones, marketing activities and strategic priorities, as well as to recognize MIPI members receiving 2019 Membership Awards.

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    Addressing the Challenges in High-Volume Production Testing of MIPI-Specification-Based Devices

    The latest trend for semiconductor device manufacturers is to add several high-speed MIPI® specification-based ports to a single device. This enables feature-rich implementations of imaging- and display-intensive applications, although it also poses significant challenges for production test engineers who are tasked with creating high-fault coverage testing solutions on automated test equipment (ATE). Such fault coverage often entails creating a parallel, at-speed, system-oriented functional test while simultaneously grappling with the limitations of legacy ATE and the complexity of the MIPI protocols being tested. This post describes production testing methodologies of MIPI-based devices on any ATE platform, whether it is at the wafer test stage or the final test stage.

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    Tags: Camera, Test, D-PHY, C-PHY

    News from MIPI Alliance: New RFFE Version Delivers on 5G Requirements in Timing Precision and Low Latency

    5G uplink and downlink communications demand significantly more radio frequency (RF) bands, and, in turn, the subcarrier spacing (SCS) windows among RF packets are significantly tighter. That translates to unprecedented requirements for tight timing precision and low latency. Development of the MIPI RF Front End Control Interface (MIPI RFFESM) v3.0 has been keenly focused on meeting this challenge and aligning to precisely where evolution of the 3GPP 5G standard has progressed today.

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