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MIPI I3C v1.1 Utility and Control Bus Strengthens Upgrade Path for I2C Implementers

January 15, 2020 GMT

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2020--

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced MIPI I3C v1.1, the first update to its innovative interface that eliminates the historical pain points of I 2 C development. MIPI I3C v1.1, available now to MIPI members, is a scalable, medium-speed, utility and control bus that connects peripherals to an application processor, streamlining integration and improving cost efficiencies in the development of smartphones, wearables, high-performance servers, automotive applications and more.

“Delivering a dramatic speed increase and a host of new features to enhance reliability, MIPI I3C v1.1 significantly strengthens the upgrade path for I 2 C implementers and enables many different use cases across mobile and multiple other markets including automotive, PC clients, data centers, drones, industrial and the Internet of Things (IoT),” said Joel Huloux, chairman of MIPI Alliance. “The specification is ideal for system-level implementers seeking a low-cost, off-the-shelf standardized utility bus solution with a small printed circuit board (PCB) footprint and a well-defined and readily available ecosystem of peripherals, sensors and applications.”

Relying on a lower number of pins and the smallest amount of PCB real estate compared with other bus solutions, MIPI I3C integrates mechanical, motion, biometric, environmental and any other type of sensor. The new version builds on those capabilities with new features for peripheral command, control and communication to a host processor over a short distance.

For instance, MIPI I3C v1.1 provides for extensible use of extra bus lanes to increase the interface speed to near 100 MHz, future proofing the interface for rising speed requirements. The greater speed support and a host of new features—grouped addressing, enhanced error detection/recovery, slave reset, comprehensive flow control, outside end transfer and new command, control and communication (CCC) capabilities—work together to enable a diverse set of new applications:

“In developing MIPI I3C v1.1, the working group relied on input from real-world market experiences to put in place what was missing and deliver the final capabilities to enable I 2 C implementers to move to I3C,” said Ken Foust, MIPI I3C Working Group chair. “As we look at the next evolution of MIPI I3C, the working group will be considering a range of new capabilities, including longer reach, various specification development improvements, more automotive requirements, speed increases, new multi-lane uses, new PHY approaches, standardized connectors and other feature refinements.”

MIPI will host a webinar on February 12, 2020, at 8 am Pacific to further explore the features and benefits of MIPI I3C v1.1 and provide an update on the I3C ecosystem. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/2t56SVD.

In addition, a variety of other system-solution resources have been introduced to aid developers and support the I3C ecosystem:

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About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has over 300 member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.

MIPI ® and MIPI I3C ® are registered trademarks owned by MIPI Alliance. MIPI I3C Basic SM, MIPI Debug for I3C SM, MIPI I3C HCI SM and MIPI DisCo for I3C SM are service marks of MIPI Alliance.

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