When it was released in January 2017, the MIPI I3C specification came as a big relief to developers struggling to keep up with the proliferation of sensors in smartphones, semi-autonomous vehicles, drones and other mobile-connected products. From the start, we saw interest from companies large and small, and inside and outside of mobile, as well as other standards organizations, students, researchers and even hobbyists who welcomed it as a replacement to the aging, but ubiquitous I2C. To help spur innovation and grow the MIPI ecosystem, we just released MIPI I3C Basic v1.0, a subset of MIPI I3C that bundles the most commonly needed features, including:
MIPI Alliance is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. I first became involved in MIPI during its formation in 2003 and on reflection this time now seems a primordial era of 2003, when mobile phones with cameras and video-worthy displays were just beginning to crawl onto land, it's hard to believe how far we've come.
Whether you're interested in reviewing one of the many informative sessions held during MIPI DevCon Seoul on 19 October or you weren't able to attend this year's event, you can now relive all of the highlights and access the full lineup of conference presentations.
Every new generation of cellular technology is a major opportunity for device vendors and their suppliers to grow their mind share and market share by being first to market. 5G is no exception, and companies using MIPI interface specifications have a big head start.That’s because all relevant MIPI specifications already meet 5G system requirements through 2021 and beyond for a wide variety of 5G devices, starting with smartphones. In fact, in summer 2018, several major manufacturers began using MIPI specifications for their initial 5G devices, such as the ubiquitous MIPI CSI-2, MIPI DSI-2, and MIPI RFFE specification to connect RF front-end devices to 5G modems.
MIPI welcomed more than 230 participants to MIPI DevCon Seoul on 19 October for a day of presentations, demos and information sharing among leaders in the mobile and mobile-influenced industries.
In conjunction with the MIPI Member Meeting #49 in Seoul, the Sensor Working Group hosted the MIPI I3C® Interop Workshop on 15-16 October. The event drew 19 representatives from eight member companies.
"MIPI's I3C workshops help members ensure interoperability of their components, improve product quality, speed the development process and optimize the manufacturability of their designs,” said Ken Foust, chair of the MIPI Alliance Sensor Working Group. "Participants regard these events as an essential step in the product development process because the testing and debugging activities take place in real-world system integration environments."