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    March Webinar: A Detailed Look at MIPI A-PHY and Automotive

    Webinar rescheduled: Due to technical issues with our web conferencing platform, this webinar was recheduled from 4 March to 11 March at 8:30 am PDT. Register »

    Join MIPI Automotive Working Group chair Matt Ronning (Sony Corporation) and PHY Working Group vice chair and A-PHY Subgroup lead Raj Kumar Nagpal (Synopsys, Inc.) at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, 11 March, for an in-depth look at the forthcoming MIPI A-PHY℠.

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    Tags: MIPI A-PHY, Automotive

    A Look Under the Hood at MIPI CSI-2 and MIPI DSI-2 in Automotive

    Written by: Hezi Saar, MIPI Alliance Board Member
    28 January 2020

    Rapidly emerging automotive technology is generating new demands for common standards in cameras and displays, essential components for both advanced driving assistance, autonomous vehicles and infotainment for years to come. The MIPI Alliance is already addressing these needs through constant improvement of its camera and display specifications, which have evolved from the earliest protocols that MIPI Alliance introduced to help kick-start the smartphone industry more than a decade ago.

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    Tags: Automotive, Camera, Display

    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