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MIPI Alliance to Advance Autonomous Driving, Other Automotive Applications with New Data Interface Specifications at 12-24 Gbps and Beyond


MIPI A-PHY v1.0 to support lidar, radar and camera integration for
autonomous driving

MIPI Alliance News Highlights:

  • MIPI Alliance has initiated development of a physical layer (up to
    15m) specification targeted for ADS, ADAS and other surround sensor
  • Requirements gathering has begun for higher-speed versions to provide
    greater bandwidth (e.g., 48 Gbps and more) for in-vehicle infotainment
    displays and other peripherals
  • The Alliance invites automotive OEMs, technology companies and
    suppliers to join and participate in future requirements gathering and
    specification development

The MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that
develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced
industries, today announced it has mapped a course to address the
automotive industry's needs for high-speed data interface
specifications. With development of the MIPI
physical layer specification already underway to meet 12-24
gigabits per second (Gbps), requirements gathering has begun to support
higher speeds including over 48 Gbps for display and other use cases.
When complete, these specifications will serve a broad spectrum of the
industry's connectivity needs.

Technology and automotive companies are invited to join the many MIPI
Alliance members already involved in these efforts. Companies
participating in the MIPI
Automotive Working Group
include: Analog
Devices, Inc
., Analogix
Semiconductor, Inc
., BitifEye
Digital Test Solutions GmbH
, Cadence
Design Systems, Inc.
, Fraunhofer
, Intel
, Keysight
Technologies Inc.
, L&T
Technology Services
, MediaTek
, Microchip
Technology Inc
., Mixel,
., Mobileye,
an Intel Company
, OmniVision
Technologies, Inc.
, ON
, Parade
Technologies Ltd
., Prodigy
Technovations Pvt. Ltd
., Qualcomm
, Robert
Bosch GmbH
, Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd.
, Socionext
, Sony
, STMicroelectronics,
., Tektronix,
., Teledyne
, Toshiba
, University
of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab
, Valens
and others.

"Automakers around the globe are amid a tremendous wave of innovation
related to autonomous driving, ADAS, new fuel-economy standards, vehicle
electrification and connectivity, new business models, new forms of
in-car infotainment and more," said Ian Riches, Executive Director -
Global Automotive Practice with Strategy Analytics. "With so many new
applications to be supported in and across the vehicle, the auto
industry is under pressure to more simply, efficiently and
cost-effectively integrate disparate, high-speed data components from an
increasingly large supply base."

MIPI A-PHY v1.0 is expected to be available to developers in late 2019.
The specification will optimize wiring, cost and weight requirements, as
high-speed data, control data and optional power share the same physical
wiring. The asymmetric nature of the MIPI A-PHY link, its point-to-point
topology and its reuse of generations of mobile protocols promise
overall lower complexity, power consumption and system costs for
developers and automotive OEMs. It's anticipated that the first vehicles
using A-PHY components will be in production in 2024.

In addition to automotive uses, the configuration of the specification
will be well suited for applications such as IoT and industrial.

"MIPI Alliance is uniquely positioned to bring its strong knowledge and
expertise of developing low electromagnetic interference (EMI) and low
power interfaces in mobile to new environments such as automotive and
IoT," said Joel Huloux, chairman of MIPI Alliance. "Mature MIPI
interface specifications for camera,
and physical
are deployed in billions of mobile devices and are already
prevalent in mobile-influenced industries such as automotive
today. As MIPI's specifications are designed to work together as a
complete ‘stack,' the addition of the longer reach MIPI A-PHY will
provide greater ease of integration, resulting in an even richer

To discover more about MIPI Alliance and to connect with its social
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 link on the organization's site.

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and
mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification
in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the
organization is celebrating its 15th year of moving mobile
forward with over 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working
groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of
the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software
providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP
tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera,
tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit

MIPI® is a registered trademark owned by
MIPI Alliance. MIPI A-PHY is a service mark of MIPI Alliance. All other
trademarks cited are the property of their respective owners.

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