Innovations in automotive safety, automation and connectivity, including advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comprehensive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and autonomous driving systems, are transforming vehicle design. New models coming in the next few years will have more high-resolution cameras, more advanced radar and lidar sensors, and more high-definition displays. All this will depend on reliable high-performance connections between sensors and displays and onboard computers, with functional safety and security built in.
MIPI Alliance members work diligently to develop and release new versions of interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced devices to anticipate new applications and market needs. Recently MIPI released MIPI RFFE v3.0SM and completed development of MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0. Both are notable achievements for MIPI members and the broader ecosystems they serve.
You can learn more about the specifications in these recent industry articles.
Q: You were recently presented with a MIPI Lifetime Achievement Award for the instrumental role you play as chair and vice chair for MIPI DevCon, among other MIPI contributions. Congratulations!
Thank you very much. It's an honor to be recognized.
Q: Tell us about how DevCon got started, how you got involved, and how it has evolved.
We've been holding an annual MIPI Developers Conference (DevCon) since 2016. Before that, we frequently held “demo days” in conjunction with MIPI member meetings. These events typically featured several presentations, along with tabletop demos conducted by member companies, and we'd invite local members, nonmembers and the media.
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.
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.
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.