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    Ian Smith, MIPI Alliance Technical Content Manager

    Ian Smith, MIPI Alliance Technical Content Manager

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    MIPI Releases Introductory Guide to MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS)

    Automotive technology is advancing faster than ever, and electronic components have never been more central to the design and success of new vehicles. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and rapidly evolving in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platforms are the stars of many new models, while autonomous driving systems (ADS) are a major focus of development. 

    These innovations require more cameras, sensors, displays and computing resources from a growing ecosystem of suppliers, and the data interfaces linking these components play an essential role in safety and security, which are core requirements of the new onboard systems. Standardization of these interfaces and the promise of interoperability will be essential for automotive innovation to flourish.

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    Tags: Automotive, MASS

    MIPI in IoT: Enabling the Smart Home

    In this latest installment of our MIPI in IoT blog series, we'll examine the use of MIPI specifications in the smart home market, including a closer look at the features of key MIPI specifications in IoT and how they can meet the specific requirements of smart home devices.

     
    Overview of the smart home market

    According to a recent analyst report, global consumer spending on smart home hardware, services and installation totaled $86 billion in 2020, slightly lower than predicted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, growth and spending on smart home services is expected to bounce back in 2021 to $123 billion and continue to grow at a 15% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) to $173 billion by 2025. Also by 2025, it is predicted that more than 400 million homes worldwide—or 19% of all households—will have at least one type of smart system installed, such as home security, home control and automation, home entertainment systems and/or smart appliances.

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    Tags: IoT

    New MIPI App Note Describes Validation Model for A-PHY v1.0 Transceiver Solutions

    Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

    To provide additional support to developers working with the MIPI A-PHY℠ v1.0 specification, the A-PHY Working Group has released an Application Note for MIPI A-PHY Specification v1.0: Profile 1 and Profile 2 (for MIPI members), providing key performance indicators to help implementers design solutions that conform to the automotive long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer specification.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY

    MIPI in IoT: Enabling the Enterprise Drone Market

    The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is vast, covering numerous consumer and enterprise market sectors. For a closer look at how MIPI Alliance specifications support growth in IoT, we're taking a look at a different IoT market sector each month. In this third post in the series, we’ll examine the use of MIPI specifications in the enterprise drone market.

     
    Overview of enterprise drones market 

    In 2021, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and US Federal Aviation Administration issued new regulations, clarifying the legal landscape for drone usage and setting the goal of integrating drones into existing airspace while maintaining the necessary safety levels. With the release of these rules and similar rules in other countries, the global enterprise drone market is expected to grow at a significant rate over the next decade.

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    Tags: IoT, Drones

    New Protocol Adaptation Layers Further Strengthen MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions

    Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

    MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS), a standard framework providing end-to-end connectivity solutions for automotive sensors (camera/lidar/radar) and displays, has reached another important milestone with the release of three new standardized Protocol Adaptation Layers (PALs) for MIPI CSI-2®, MIPI DSI-2SM and Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Embedded DisplayPort/DisplayPort (eDP/DP).

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    Tags: Automotive

    MIPI in IoT: Enabling Wearable Devices

    The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is vast, covering numerous consumer and enterprise market sectors. For a closer look at how MIPI specifications support growth in IoT, we're taking a look at a different IoT market sector each month. In this second post in the series, we’ll examine the use of MIPI specifications in connected wearable devices.

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    Tags: IoT, Wearables