High Performance And Scalable Sensor Connectivity With MIPI I3C

A look at the new standard for low pin count and a scalable interface and architecture.


The MIPI Alliance is working on a new standard called I3C (or SenseWire) that incorporates and unifies key attributes of I2C and Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). MIPI I3C enhances the capabilities and performance of each approach with a comprehensive, low pin count and scalable interface as well as architecture. It supports sensor interface architectures that mobile, mobile-influenced, and embedded-system applications anticipate to require in the near future. This paper describes the MIPI I3C specification and its key benefits for a seamless transition from I2C to I3C.