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    Ian Smith, MIPI Alliance Technical Content Manager

    Ian Smith, MIPI Alliance Technical Content Manager

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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: Camera, Display, MIPI Debug for I3C, IoT

    Virtual Workshop To Explore MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions Framework

    Planning is well underway for the MIPI Automotive Workshop, coming up on 17 November 2021. The half-day virtual event, designed to provide a comprehensive look at the latest MIPI automotive specifications and initiatives, will benefit automotive developers, system architects and engineering managers who are focused on the design, development, integration and test of next-generation automotive E/E architectures.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive, Events, Camera, Display, Security, MASS

    MIPI I3C and I3C Basic v1.1.1 – A Conversation with Tim McKee

    The MIPI I3C® and I3C BasicSM specifications define scalable, medium-speed, utility and control bus interfaces for streamlined, cost-efficient connection of peripheral devices and sensors with application processors. As the broadly welcomed successor to the I2C interface, MIPI I3C and its features can be used to create innovative designs for products including smartphones, wearables and systems in automobiles and server environments. 

    MIPI Alliance recently released version 1.1.1 of both the MIPI I3C and I3C Basic specifications, so we asked Tim McKee, chair of the MIPI I3C Working Group, to provide an update on what’s new with the interfaces, how they’ve evolved and where the specifications may be headed next.

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    Tags: MIPI Debug for I3C

    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
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