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    A Look at MIPI in Automotive: New White Paper

    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.

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    Tags: Automotive, A-PHY

    An Automotive Analyst’s Perspective – A Conversation with Antonio Garzón

    Q: Briefly, how would you characterize the current automotive electronics market?

    Despite stagnant vehicle production levels around the world and the tariff war’s impact on the semiconductor markets, the proliferation of electronics found in cars will still continue to grow. This growth is boosted by the connectivity, electrification and autonomy trends that have been taking shape for several years. The current disruption of the vehicle architecture represents a great challenge for the whole automotive electronics supply chain, and we are already seeing a lot of movement with startups, mergers, acquisitions and interesting partnerships at every level.

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    Tags: Automotive

    Automotive Applications Drive MIPI A-PHY Development

    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.

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    Tags: Automotive, A-PHY

    Powering AI and Automotive Applications with the MIPI Camera Interface

    Editor’s note: MIPI CSI-2 over C-PHY, D-PHY and the upcoming A-PHY are end-to-end imaging conduit solutions mapped to mobile, client (e.g., notebooks and all-in-one PCs), IoT and autonomous (e.g., automotive and drone) platforms, and support a broad range of imaging and vision applications. This article highlights automotive-related use cases and capabilities using CSI-2 over D-PHY.

    The initial version of MIPI CSI-2SM, released in November 2005, was designed to connect cameras to processors in mobile phones. But like many MIPI specifications, MIPI CSI-2 quickly found its way into other applications and has become the de facto standard for camera interfaces for automotive, drones, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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    Tags: Automotive, Camera, AI

    Featured in ECN: MIPI and Wired Connectivity Standards in Automotive

    As MIPI recently celebrated 15 years of developing interfaces for the mobile industry, the benefits of standardization for wired interfaces have proved extensible to industries well beyond mobile. In the case of automotive, for example, the development of common interfaces for the connectivity of autonomous functions like sensing, processing and acting has the potential to improve the economy of scale to reduce cost and improve the integration of advanced functions. [Figure 1 shown above: Automotive functions leveraging the smartphone.]

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    Tags: Automotive, News

    Autonomous Vehicle Technology Names MIPI Alliance a 2019 ACES Award Winner in Consortia Category

    "Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus." – Simon Mainwaring, author and founder of We First

    Recognizing the need for alliances and other industry groups to work together to solve the complex challenges faced by an industry undergoing enormous change, Autonomous Vehicle Technology magazine has named MIPI Alliance a 2019 ACES Award winner in its Autonomy, Consortia category.

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    Tags: Automotive, A-PHY