MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance

A membership organization devoted to mobile infrastructure. Founded in 2003 by ARM, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, STMicroelectronics and TI, the MIPI Alliance has more than 250 members and a dozen working groups. Since inception, it has developed several dozen specifications for smartphones as well as tablets and other mobile devices. The MIPI Alliance is also involved in the medical and automotive industries. See MIPI M-PHY.
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The company is a member of the HDMI Forum, Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), USB Implementers Forum and MIPI Alliance.
Tektronix also introduced protocol decode, triggering, and analysis support for the MIPI Alliance's System Power Management Interface (SPMI) for both the 5 and 6 Series MSO scopes.
The MIPI Alliance has released MIPI Touch, a family of publicly available specifications that work together to enable faster, more flexible design and implementation of touch applications in smartphones, tablets, laptops and more.
But until the MIPI Alliance integrates GenlCam into the CSI specification, this vendor-specific approach will remain a proprietary solution for specific camera/SoC combinations.
"Implementing the latest UFS 3.0 interface with MIPI M-PHY v4.1 for the physical layer and the new UniPro v1.8 for the link layer enables designers to achieve the best performance and power efficiency for their flash storage SoCs," said Joel Huloux, chairman of the MIPI Alliance board of directors.
MIPI Alliance is a collaborative global organization that designs and promotes hardware and software interfaces for mobile devices that simplify component integration.
The interface was developed by the MIPI Alliance UniPro Working Group and has been available since 2007.
The MIPI Alliance has introduced the MIPI Discovery and Configuration (MIPI DisCo) portfolio, a family of specifications that simplifies software driver development when integrating components in mobile-connected products.
The MIPI Alliance has debuted MIPI Touch, a forthcoming specification that leverages current and new MIPI specifications to provide an innovative, comprehensive touch interface.
"We also support the efforts underway by our partner, the MIPI Alliance, which has developed a new sensor interface specification for mobile, mobile-influenced, and embedded-system applications, MIPI I3C," says Lightman."
Looking forward, MIPI Alliance is developing the next generation M-PHY HS Gear 4 that will increase data rates.