MIPI Alliance Gives Members First Access to MIPI I3C Interface Specification for Sensor Applications

New Specification Unifies Traditional Approaches for Sensor Integration in a Single, High-Performing Interface for Mobile, IoT and Automotive System Designs

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 25, 2016 — The MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and connected-device industries, has announced its member companies now have early access to MIPI I3CSM, a forthcoming sensor interface specification that allows for the development of innovative designs in the mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive markets.

MIPI Alliance members can download MIPI I3C now. To encourage early adoption, MIPI Alliance invites new members to join the organization with prorated membership fees.

MIPI I3C Whitepaper Available

MIPI Alliance has published a whitepaper, “Introduction to the MIPI I3C Standardized Sensor Interface.” To download, go to http://bit.ly/I3Cwhitepaper.

Key MIPI I3C features:

  • Uses a 2-wire interface, which drastically reduces pin count and signal paths and facilitates incorporation of more sensors in a device.
  • On a standard CMOS I/O, MIPI I3C supports a minimum data rate of 10 Mbps with options for high-data-rate modes, offering a substantial leap in performance and power efficiency compared to previous options.
  • Supports In-Band Interrupt (IBI) capability that enables the devices present on the 2-wire MIPI I3C bus to issue interrupts without using extra I/O pins signals.
  • Provides synchronous and asynchronous time stamping to improve the accuracy of applications that use signals from various sensors over time.
  • Enables sensors to work in an always-on manner, even if other components in a device are asleep, while operating at very low power to minimize impact on battery life.
  • Enables controlled migration from I2C by allowing most types of I2C devices to co-exist with the I3C devices on the same bus, as well as enabling newly designed I3C devices to work on existing legacy I2C busses.

To learn about MIPI Alliance and MIPI I3C, attend the upcoming developers conference, MIPI DevCon 2016, to be held 14-15 September in California.

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. The 270 member companies of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit  www.mipi.org.


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