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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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Demand your M-PHY

MIPI Alliance’s M-PHY specification v3.0 provides a solid specification targeted to a variety of applications in the mobile electronics space. I hear some concerns about that this technology is new and engineers prefer to wait for the adoption to pick up before they use it. Well, it is true that MPHY v3.0 specification is about […]

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Demonstrating M-PHY v3.0 Silicon

MIPI M-PHY is a promising technology, intended to be used across multiple applications and utilized by standard organizations such as JEDEC for UFS, USB for SSIC, and PCI-SIG for Mobile PCIe. We have been working in the past several months to develop and prove M-PHY in HS-Gear3 operation as the specification evolves in the MIPI […]

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Posted in Application processor, Baseband processor, CSI, DigRF, LLI, M-PHY, MIPI alliance, Mobile PCIe, Smartphone, SoC, SSIC, Storage, Tablet, UFS, Unipro |

 

Meeting power, performance and reusability requirements for mobile systems

Discussing and sharing opinions is what drives our industry forward; however sharing ideas becomes more challenging in our time where competition is intense. This is true for any industry but even more relevant to the high-pace mobile market where wrong move can cost you a fortune. It is that important then to stay connected and […]

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Posted in Application processor, CSI, D-PHY, Display, DSI, LLI, M-PHY, MIPI alliance, Mobile PCIe, Smartphone, SoC, SSIC, Storage, Tablet, UFS, Unipro |

 

Shifting to High Speed Gear 3

The MIPI alliance announced the release of M-PHY v3.0 in Barcelona which solidifies the Gear3 and other specs enhancements. From the press release I can quote this:M-PHY® v3.0 delivers a low-power, scalable physical layer with a data rate range nearing 6Gbps. CSI-3 has been adopted and is available for MIPI Alliance members. LLI v2.0 and […]

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Design for Phablets

I spent last week at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, where Synopsys also demonstrated our D-PHY, CSI-2 and DSI protocols running in hardware and connecting to Agilent test equipment and UNH conformance test suite. I also gave a short presentation discussing the challenges designers face when designing SoC’s for use in mobile electronics such […]

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Making the case for LLI

I wanted to make a few points about why you should think of implementing LLI (and M-PHY) in your next design. But first, I want to invite you to a live webinar conducted by Synopsys and Arteris that will explain the implementation and best practices when implementing LLI. Now, why should you consider LLI and […]

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Mobile solutions at Work

We typically refer to mobile solutions in the context of consumers as these mobile devices are used in our daily life for fun, accessing information, watching movies and similar tasks. We also use these Mobile electronics for work related tasks: phone calls, texting, email, business apps and for accessing / sending information. There are more […]

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MIPI Interoperability and Conformance: Interview with David Woolf (Part 1)

  I constantly receive questions about MIPI plug-fest and other certification programs through my business engagements as well as other general MIPI questions. For this reason I wanted to interview the expert, Mr. David Woolf Senior Engineer at UNH-IOL, which actively engages in interoperability and conformance tests for various MIPI protocols. See more information at […]

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M-PHY for the Masses

It’s probably one of the most important milestones for the MIPI alliance in my humble opinion. Having made inroads into mobile markets with several specifications, camera CSI-2, display DSI, DigRF and D-PHY to name a few, now it’s the turn of the M-PHY. The most scalable, low power physical layer that can serve multiple end-applications […]

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