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    Forthcoming MIPI A-PHY Update Will Double Maximum Data Rate and Expand Implementation Options

    As announced earlier this week, development is now complete on the next version of the MIPI A-PHYSM SerDes interface, which will double the maximum available downlink data rate from 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 32 Gbps to support evolving requirements of automotive displays and sensors (cameras, lidars and radars). The enhanced version, v1.1, also will double the data rate available for uplink control traffic and introduce options for implementing A-PHY’s lower speed gears over lower-cost legacy cables, providing additional flexibility for manufacturers to implement A-PHY.

    Due for release in late 2021, v1.1 will be fully interoperable with A-PHY v1.0, and devices using both releases will be able to coexist on the same network.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY

    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

    Upcoming MIPI DevCon To Deliver Sessions on Key MIPI Topics

    Written by: Dervla O'Reilly, MIPI Senior Event Manager
    8 September 2021

    MIPI DevCon 2021 is only a few weeks away, and conference speakers are currently working to prepare informative and engaging presentations for the 28-29 September virtual event. With an expected global audience of developers, engineers, system architects and others in the mobile and mobile-influenced ecosystems, the upcoming event will deliver a wide array of sessions focused on several key specifications and priority application areas.

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    MIPI Alliance Releases Updates to C-PHY and D-PHY Physical Layer Interfaces

    MIPI Alliance’s family of specialized, point-to-point, physical layer (PHY) serial interfaces support a variety of chip-to-chip, chip-to-camera and chip-to-display applications that require high bandwidth, low power and low electromagnetic interference (EMI) performance. Each of the PHYs offers unique advantages and features that collectively address the most essential interface requirements for mobile and mobile-influenced designs for use cases such as smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive.

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    New MIPI DSI-2 v2.0 Boosts Power Efficiency and Enhances User Experience

    The MIPI Display Serial Interface 2 (MIPI DSI-2℠) specification is already deployed in many of the world’s handsets, smartwatches, virtual reality headsets, laptops, tablets and automobiles. Delivering significant improvements to user experience and power efficiency, a new major update to MIPI DSI-2 is set to dramatically enhance next-generation mobile, automotive, gaming and other display applications. 

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    Tags: Display

    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
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