Recently MIPI Alliance announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Under the agreement, MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0 will be brought forward through the adoption process to become an IEEE standard. In this Q&A, Joel Huloux, chairman of MIPI Alliance, discusses the significance of this announcement and the importance of liaison relationships, and shares a look ahead at what’s to come for MIPI Alliance.
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.
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.
A new MIPI white paper, Driving The Wires of Automotive, explores the evolving automotive industry and the Alliance’s catalyzing role in the unfolding transformation by helping to define the next generation of automotive electronics interfaces.
MIPI Alliance announced the white paper in an 8 October press release, along with key MIPI advancements and activities for enhancing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving systems (ADS) and other automotive capabilities.
Q: In August 2018, MIPI Alliance announced development work had begun on MIPI A-PHYSM. What is A-PHY?
MIPI A-PHY is a physical layer specification targeted for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) and other surround sensor applications in automotive (e.g., for displays, cameras), but also for other longer-reach applications such as IoT and industrial. While most MIPI specifications are designed for shorter reaches for use within mobile devices, A-PHY will be capable of reaching up to 15 meters in the demanding automotive environment.