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    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

    Latest Resources Cover MIPI A-PHY and Automotive SerDes Solutions

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

    Next-generation vehicles are rewriting the rulebooks when it comes to high-speed data interfaces. With the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems, high-definition in-vehicle infotainment and autonomous driving systems, the number of onboard cameras, sensors, displays and computing systems is increasing significantly—placing huge bandwidth demands on in-vehicle data interfaces. 

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive

    A Deep Dive into MIPI A-PHY and its Benefits for Automotive

    Written by: Hezi Saar, MIPI Alliance Board Member
    12 January 2021

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

    MIPI interface protocols are widely used in automotive to connect cameras, sensors, displays and other components to automotive systems on chips (SoCs). In a previous blog post, I detailed the automotive applications of MIPI CSI-2® and MIPI DSI-2SM, MIPI’s camera and display protocols, which have been broadly implemented in the industry. In September, the Alliance released MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0, the first asymmetric industry-standard, long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface. In this post, I'll take a deep dive into MIPI A-PHY and provide a look at its key features and how they benefit some common automotive applications.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive