Camera technology is poised for a change in pace. The emergence of IoT, new business models like Google Ara, and evolution of wearable devices like Google Glasses will ensure this. We will require cameras that are smaller, can handle much higher bandwidths and at the same time consume less power. All this and more can be provided by MIPI CSI-3.
So How Is MIPI CSI-3 A Game Changer In Camera Technology?
MIPI CSI-3 is the next generation technology to MIPI CSI-2. While MIPI CSI-2 uses D-PHY (or recently enhanced D-PHY named CPHY) as its physical layer, MIPI CSI-3 uses the MIPI MPHY. This combination of MIPI CSI-3+MPHY leads to several advantages over its predecessor. We can divide the MIPI CSI-3 benefits into those than consumers can tangibly experience and those that are mainly visible to developers.