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MIPI Drives Performance for Next-Generation Displays


In late 2000, Nokia announced its iconic 3310 handset which featured an 84×48-pixel pure monochrome display. Seven years later, Apple unveiled its first iPhone with a 90mm (3.5”) screen and 320×480-pixel resolution (at 163 ppi). Cameras and high-quality displays quickly became the de-facto standard for smartphones by the mid-2000s. However, proprietary interface solutions for connecting cam... » read more

Battle Brewing Over Automotive Display Protocols


Displays are multiplying in new and future automobiles. That means a lot more display data moving around the vehicle and traveling some distance between sensor and processor. While existing protocols can handle some of the new duties, new protocols also are being developed specifically for this application. “Automotive displays are proliferating, increasing in numbers and in pixel densi... » read more

Meeting Fundamental Interface Requirements For Camera And Display With Integrated MIPI IP


Cameras and displays are used in cars, industrial and medical devices, smartphones and other mobile devices, and machine vision applications. Over the years, the required data for high resolution videos and images have increased, forcing camera and display SoCs to process more complex visual data. The MIPI Alliance offers a portfolio of camera and display interfaces that deliver differentiation... » read more

MIPI D-PHY RX⁺: An Optimized Test Configuration


With the proliferation of the mobile platform, the accelerating adoption of MIPI beyond the traditional mobile platform and into safety related applications, testability of MIPI® PHY is becoming a key requirement. While the D-PHY is the MIPI PHY with the widest adoption in the industry today, the RX+ is a D-PHY receiver configuration optimized for full-speed production testing. The presentatio... » read more

Turning Cars Into Mobile Devices: MIPI


Everyone remembers their first car – how you could go where you wanted to go, moving faster and going longer distances – you were mobile. Yes, our cars made us mobile, but today’s cars are becoming mobile devices themselves. More than a means of transportation, cars are evolving into complete mobile devices – connecting and connected to the internet, transportation grids, and to each ot... » read more

Dual Mode C-PHY/D-PHY: Enabling Next Generation Of VR Displays


For many years, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) were strongly linked to gaming and entertainment applications. Today, the VR/AR and their combined version, Mixed Reality (MR), have their applications extended to other domains like healthcare, military, education, manufacturing, retail, marketing and advertising. What are the challenges for next generation VR displays? What makes... » read more

Towards Self-Driving Cars: MIPI D-PHY Enabling Advanced Automotive Applications


Because both viewing and sensing ADAS applications must handle imaging, sensing, high-speed serial communication, and downstream processing functions, Camera Video Processors (CVPs) are always located at the heart of these systems. As more cameras and sensors are added to the system to aid in increasingly complicated tasks, more integrated CVP solutions are required. Ideally, these CVPs should ... » read more

The Expanding Universe Of MIPI Applications


It’s hard to imagine today, but there was a time when mobile phones had no cameras and displays were tiny monochrome LCDs capable of displaying a phone number and not much more. The iconic Nokia 3310 announced Sept. 1, 2000, had an 84 x 48 pixel monochrome display and went on to sell 126 million units worldwide. You may still have one in your junk drawer. By the time of the original iPhone... » read more

Demystifying MIPI C-PHY / D-PHY Subsystem


The newest member of the MIPI PHY family, the C-PHY, arrived in October 2014 to a mixture of excitement and apprehension. How would this new C-PHY compare to the MIPI D-PHY and M-PHY? What would differentiate the C-PHY, and would it be compatible enough with the D-PHY so that both could coexist in a hybrid subsystem? Now, years later, the answers are clear. This article will lay out... » read more

Which Verification Engine When


Frank Schirrmeister, group director for product marketing at Cadence, talks about which tools get used throughout the design flow, from architecture to simulation, formal verification, emulation, prototyping all the way to production, how the cloud has impacted the direction of the flow, and how machine learning will impact verification. » read more

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