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    MIPI CSE Adds Functional Safety to Automotive Image Sensor Data Streams

    A revolution in automotive electronics is accelerating the demand for more onboard sensors (camera/radar/lidar) and displays with higher performance. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) are generating ever richer streams of image sensor data — and these data streams require interfaces with high bandwidth, low latency and importantly, functional safety.

    To help solve this need, MIPI Alliance recently released the Camera Service Extensions (MIPI CSESM) v1.0 specification, which enhances the MIPI Camera Serial Interface 2 (MIPI CSI-2®) image sensor interface with end-to-end functional safety and other features for automotive applications. 

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    Tags: Automotive, Camera, CSE

    Virtual Workshop To Explore MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions Framework

    Planning is well underway for the MIPI Automotive Workshop, coming up on 17 November 2021. The half-day virtual event, designed to provide a comprehensive look at the latest MIPI automotive specifications and initiatives, will benefit automotive developers, system architects and engineering managers who are focused on the design, development, integration and test of next-generation automotive E/E architectures.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive, Events, Camera, Display, Security, MASS

    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

    New Protocol Adaptation Layers Further Strengthen MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions

    Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

    MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS), a standard framework providing end-to-end connectivity solutions for automotive sensors (camera/lidar/radar) and displays, has reached another important milestone with the release of three new standardized Protocol Adaptation Layers (PALs) for MIPI CSI-2®, MIPI DSI-2SM and Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Embedded DisplayPort/DisplayPort (eDP/DP).

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    Tags: Automotive

    MIPI Alliance Releases Study Validating the Use of Compression for Automotive Displays

    Automotive display requirements are evolving rapidly as trends in connectivity, automation, sharing and electrification demand that automakers incorporate a growing number of larger and higher-resolution displays inside their vehicles. The use of visually lossless image compression will be essential to meet the bandwidth demands of these in-vehicle automotive displays and to ensure display connectivity solutions meet the stringent safety, reliability, power, weight and electromagnetic compatibility requirements demanded by the automotive industry. 

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    Tags: Automotive, Display

    MIPI A-PHY Moves Ahead in IEEE Adoption Process

    Written by: Peter Lefkin, MIPI Managing Director
    1 March 2021

    Update: MIPI A-PHY was adopted as an IEEE standard in June 2021 and is also available as IEEE 2977-2021.

    MIPI A-PHY℠ v1.0 has now crossed an important milestone on its path toward adoption as an IEEE standard.

    On 10 February, the MIPI A-PHY adoption PAR (Project Authorization Request), known as "IEEE P2977™ Adoption of MIPI Alliance Specification for A-PHY Interface (A-PHY) Version 1.0," was approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Standards Board, following a recommendation by the organization's New Standards Committee. The IEEE SA Corporate Advisory Group served as the project's sponsor.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive