MIPI Alliance periodically receives questions about how its legal policies apply in different circumstances. This post addresses questions we’ve received about how our policies apply to semiconductor IP vendors. It's also designed to explain the existing policy, as there have been no recent changes to MIPI Alliance legal terms. More information about this topic is also available in the Membership and IP Block Providers sections of the FAQs posted on the MIPI website.
In the closing session of MIPI DevCon 2020, a panel of IoT experts convened to assess the current state of the “Internet of Things” and answer fundamental questions such as, “Is the IoT transitioning from hype to reality?”
Next week, MIPI Debug Working Group Chair Enrico Carrieri and working group member Matthew Schnoor will take an in-depth look at the recently released MIPI Debug for I3CSM v1.0, which allows system designers to dynamically debug and test application processors, power management integrated circuits, modems and other power-managed components.
The MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0 specification, which has been available to MIPI Alliance members since September 2020, is now positioned for wider availability to the broader automotive ecosystem.
As detailed in an October 13 press release, under terms of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IEEE, the A-PHY serializer-deserializer (SerDes) specification will be put forward for adoption as an IEEE standard, which will result in broader global availability and, ultimately greater interoperability, choice and economies of scale for the global automotive industry.
MIPI Alliance will be bringing technical details on the new MIPI A-PHY℠ and MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS℠) to two automotive conferences in the coming weeks. The presentations, at the Automotive SerDes Conference and AutoSens Detroit Edition, will offer virtual audiences the opportunity to learn more about MIPI's long-reach asymmetric, serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface and how it serves as the cornerstone for end-to-end automotive system solutions.
MIPI Alliance would like to welcome 18 companies that joined the Alliance or upgraded their membership from 1 July to 30 September 2020. We look forward to working with these companies joining the 300+ MIPI Alliance members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.