The MIPI Display Serial Interface 2 (MIPI DSI-2℠) specification is already deployed in many of the world’s handsets, smartwatches, virtual reality headsets, laptops, tablets and automobiles. Delivering significant improvements to user experience and power efficiency, a new major update to MIPI DSI-2 is set to dramatically enhance next-generation mobile, automotive, gaming and other display applications.
Current trends in automotive electronics are accelerating the demand for more in-vehicle displays with higher performance. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) bring more cameras and sensors, generating richer streams of display data that require interfaces with high bandwidth, low latency and functional safety. The transition to digital cockpits and ever more immersive forms of in-vehicle infotainment are further increasing the number of display data streams, generating a need for even more bandwidth and, in some cases, for content protection.
The recently completed MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS℠) “display stack” specifications standardize and streamline the integration of automotive displays, meeting the growing bandwidth and functional safety demands required today, and enabling OEMs, suppliers and system integrators to meet the ever-increasing requirements of high-performance displays in next-generation vehicles.
The growing demand for high-performance displays in next-generation automotive and other applications is driving a rapid evolution in display requirements. To help system engineers address those requirements, the leaders of the MIPI Display Working Group will deliver two webinars this month, the first outlining the specifications in the MIPI automotive display stack, and the second exploring video compression in MIPI DSI-2℠.
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.
Advanced high-resolution cameras and displays are at the core of many new electronic devices, enabling continuously more sophisticated vision-based services and enhanced user experiences. Integrated cameras and displays can now be found in a wide array of devices, from traditional devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, to a new wave of connected devices, as described in the MIPI white paper: Enabling the IoT Opportunity.
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.