Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MIPI Interface - Mobile Industry Processor Interface

Yet another closed Ecosystem of standards.

The MIPI® Alliance (MIPI) is an open membership organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003 by ARMIntelNokiaSamsungSTMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments., [1] In 2013,the organization has more than 220 member companies worldwide, 12 active working groups and has delivered more than 30 specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade.

I ran across this when looking at camera Modules. There are also LCD and OLED Displays that accept this interface also and I see some Linux Kernel support for them.

8.0MP Auto Focus Camera Module with Ov8825/ imx105pqh5 with mipi interface 

MIPI Alliance Standard for Camera Serial Interface CSI-3

MIPI CSI-3 is a new generation of camera serial interface, expanding on the capabilities of CSI-2. By using a multipurpose link based on a common protocol stack (UniPort-M), CSI-3 provides higher bandwidth over fewer pins, with better power per bit efficiency than CSI-2.


UniProSM (or Unified Protocol) is a high-speed interface technology for interconnecting integrated circuits in mobile phones or comparable products. The various versions of the UniPro standard are created within the MIPI® Alliance.

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