Over the past year, MIPI has adopted a record number of new and updated interface specifications for mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and related industries. Three key 2021 releases in particular have garnered significant media interest and coverage:
MIPI Alliance members work diligently to develop and release new versions of interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced devices to anticipate new applications and market needs. Recently MIPI released MIPI RFFE v3.0SM and completed development of MIPI A-PHYSM v1.0. Both are notable achievements for MIPI members and the broader ecosystems they serve.
You can learn more about the specifications in these recent industry articles.
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.]
From IoT communications to mobile video, organizations already have plans to utilize 5G. A recent Gartner survey revealed that 66% of organizations have plans to deploy 5G by 2020. Fortunately, the MIPI Alliance has been working hard to ensure that the high-speed mobile interfaces that devices need to keep up with 5G are ready.
In fact, the first generation of 5G smartphones already use MIPI interface specifications and these specifications will meet device performance needs through 2021.