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MIPI I3C: Why, Who and When

Many customers approached us in the last year inquiring about I3C, its benefits and market adoption. The I3C benefits compared to other Sensor interfaces used today, such as I2C and SPI are clear. There are many sensor interfaces which cause unnecessary fragmentation, and are not optimized for system power efficiently for communication with sensors. These […]

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MIPI inside Augmented Reality Headsets

Microsoft shared some interesting details about their 28nm SoC design targeting augmented reality headset. Well, that is not just a processor, it’s custom vision processor which Microsoft calls HoloLens Processing Unit (HPU) as it is specifically targeting the augmented (possibly also virtual) reality needs. It is very interesting to see the computing power that was […]

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UniPro: Implementing Power Mode Change completion in Fail Safe way

  Ramesh Hanchinal, R&D Engineer at Synopsys and Member of MIPI UniPro Working Group contributed the write up below, describing common question by designers using UniPro about power mode change implementation. Power Mode Change defined in specification The Local initiates Power mode change by transmitting the PACP_PWR_req packet. It waits for the reception of PACP_PWR_cnf […]

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MIPI I3C standardizing Sensor connectivity

As electronics become smarter, require less human intervention, the machines around us are capable of doing more, making decisions based on environment and conditions. To facilitate that more sensors are used in electronics devices, it is common to see >12 sensors in latest smartphones used in the market, but this smarter device trend goes beyond […]

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Removable Storage cards, what’s next?

UFS is gaining momentum with more phones such as Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G5, and potentially more phones are coming to the market in 2nd half of 2016 with UFS memory on board. The performance improvements from the mainstream, mature eMMC allows SoCs targeting high end phones a way to differentiate and provide a […]

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A Processor with Vision

I just came back from the MIPI alliance face-to-face meeting last week that was engaging and interesting. At the beginning of the week, as part of the plenary session the MIPI alliance recognized several specifications with the key contributors. Here’s a picture of main contributors for D-PHY v2.0 spec including Intel Henrik and Synopsys Raj […]

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Versatile Physical Layer servicing Camera and Display Interfaces

In the last post I asked what is MIPI Alliance’s most popular specification in terms of adoption as of today. The best resource I consider to answer this question is the latest MIPI Ecosystem Survey conducted by IPNest in 2015. The methodology behind this survey was to check with all 263 members of the MIPI […]

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What is MIPI #1 Specification?

I got several inquiries about adoption rate of physical layers across the mobile and adjacent industries after posting the video showing D-PHY v1.2 silicon on 16nm I realize that it’s debatable if it’s fair to compare one spec vs the other. However, I would like to note that de-facto standard has a lot of weight […]

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UFS in Volume Production

JEDEC UFS is an Accredited Standard, developed and adopted through an open consensus process, under the guidelines of JEDEC. The power of having a standard is that the industry has recognized a useful way to implement things both technically and economically, and through the procedure governed by the standard body (JEDEC for example) enable vendors […]

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Cost-effective Display interface implementation

Does your SoC Display interface implementation looks like this? Do you want it to look more like this? then you need to consider adding VESA DSC Encoder to your SoC. I’ll be presenting a paper on Thursday Oct 29, at MIPI Alliance meeting in Taipei that explains the DSC Benefits. I’ll be discussing how DSC […]

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