Let me start this entry on a bit of a personal note. As a Pole, I was very happy to learn some time ago that the 2013 European meeting of the MIPI Alliance would take place in my home country. Later, it turned out that Cadence was to acquire the IP business of Evatronix, the company I worked at. These events ended up taking place one right after another—on Thursday, June 13, Cadence completed its acquisition of the Evatronix IP business, and the following Monday, the MIPI Alliance meeting started in Sheraton, Warsaw—isn’t that a nice coincidence? That’s why I’m very happy to report from this event, which is also my first Cadence blog entry.
MIPI Alliance is a non-profit organization that focuses solely on low-power interfaces developed with the mobile market in mind. Since it was set up in 2003, it has already developed over 30 different specifications, and most of them are now standard in the application processors that we carry with us in our smartphones.
Personally, I am amazed how smart MIPI is. Instead of focusing on technology, they focused on the vertical market and now they have a standard for pretty much every connection there is within a mobile device. This includes DSI (Display Serial Interface), CSI (Camera Serial Interface), and BIF (Battery Interface), and the list goes on. Look at the diagram below—is there anything that you’re missing?
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