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    Recent Updates to MIPI I3C Basic, A-PHY and CSI-2 Gain Media Attention

    Over the past year, MIPI has adopted a record number of new and updated interface specifications for mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and related industries. Three key 2021 releases in particular have garnered significant media interest and coverage:

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, News, MIPI I3C and I3C Basic, MIPI CSI-2

    Welcome Q1 2022 New Members

    MIPI Alliance kicked off the new year by welcoming 20 Adopter members and one Contributor member from 1 January to 31 March.

    We look forward to working with these companies joining the 350+ MIPI members worldwide developing and implementing MIPI specifications.

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    MIPI Board Transitions to New Leadership

    Following the recent announcement by longtime chair Joel Huloux (STMicroelectronics) of his upcoming retirement, the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors has appointed new leadership for the first time in nearly a decade. As detailed in a 5 April 2022 press release, Sanjiv Desai (Intel Corporation), MIPI’s vice chair since 2013, was appointed chair and board member Rick Wietfeldt (Qualcomm Incorporated) has been appointed vice chair. The transition became effective March 23.

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    New USB Device Class Specification Broadens Use Cases for I3C and I3C Basic

    A recent collaboration between the MIPI I3C Working Group and the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has resulted in a new USB-IF specification that dramatically expands the possible use cases and ecosystem for both the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard and MIPI I3C®/I3C BasicSM, the two-wire utility and control bus interface designed as the successor to I2C. 

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    Tags: MIPI I3C and I3C Basic

    Major CSI-2 Update Supports Always-On, Low-Power, Machine-Vision Applications

    A major update to the world’s most widely implemented embedded camera and imaging interface delivers a scalable foundation upon which next-generation artificial intelligence and machine‑vision systems can enhance human-device interaction. Version 4.0 of the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (MIPI CSI-2®) introduces key new features that continue to build on CSI-2's capabilities to bring sight to artificial intelligence (AI) and support advanced machine-vision applications across multiple application spaces, such as mobile, augmented and virtual reality, drones, the Internet of Things (IoT), medical devices, industrial systems, automobiles, and client devices including tablets, notebooks and all-in-ones.

    Originally introduced in 2005, MIPI CSI-2 is a lane-scalable, high-speed protocol for the transmission of still and video images from image sensors to application processors. The specification supports a broad range of use cases that require high performance, low power and low electromagnetic interference (EMI).

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    Updated A-PHY SerDes Interface Offers Faster Data Rates, Additional Implementation Options

    To kick off the new year, MIPI Alliance recently announced the adoption of A-PHYSM v1.1, the latest version of the automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical-layer interface, doubling the maximum downlink data rate from 16 Gbps to 32 Gbps, doubling the available uplink data rate and providing manufacturers with additional implementation options. 

    The new version gives OEMs and suppliers more flexibility to support rapidly growing requirements for automotive displays and sensors (cameras, lidars and radars). It enhances their ability to implement next-generation applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), digital cockpits, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and autonomous driving systems (ADS).

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive
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